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Continente Sicilia

Address: Via Nazionale, 46, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 00393454523330
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Ranked #3 of 36 Activities in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Custom Made Nature Trips to Etna, Alcantara, Nebrodi, Madonie, Eolian Islands ... and more sicilian Gems!Guided Nature Expeditions ... and spectacular night excursions to view one of nature’s most extraordinary phenomena ... The Volcanic Eruption!Gastronomic Tours to get a taste of sicilian wine and delicacies.Local Artisan Crafts.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We met Davide in port and quickly shuffled us to a personal driver (cannot remember his name) who drove us up to Mt. Etna. Once parked at the foot of the lava flow, we started our hike. Davide is extremely knowledgeable about the history, behavior and geological issues of Mt. Etna. You can tell he has a deep passion for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had decided to end our exploration of Sicily in Taormina but hadn't booked a trip up Etna, thinking we wouldn't have time. However, the beautiful sight of the mountain capped with snow from our hotel terrace was too much to resist. Our very helpful hotel receptionist tried several tour operators, but all were fully booked. However, he had a... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The day before we arrived in Sicily the temperature was 28. All bode well for our visit to Etna the following day, pre-arranged with Davide from Cotinente Sicila.Then, overnight it snowed! It was not possible to get up Etna and Davide very kindly rearranged our trip for the next day. Although there was still snow the road up was clear... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We found it really difficult to find genuine impartial advice on how to visit Etna, but were determined not to join an expensive, generic group tour following the same old tourist routes. Continente Sicilia luckily avoided all that, and planned the day around what we wanted out of it, adapting as the day went on around the weather. In fact... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Couldn't recommend using Continente Sicilia enough. Davide is a gentleman and shows a real passion in what he does. His knowledge of the mountain is beyond impressive and his love of what he does makes the tour a real privilege to be part of. We spent half day on Etna then half day at Gambino Winery with Davide. A fantastic... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I toured Mt. Etna with Davide for about 4 hours and then talked about the volcano while enjoying lunch at Rifugio Citelli on the mountain. His explanation of what we were seeing and the history of Mt. Etna was exactly what we were hoping to get. The walks he took us on were not too long and... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a fantastic day with Davide on Wednesday 28th May on and around Etna. The weather was extreme with snow and had winds so we could not stay around the craters for long. Davide made up for it with his knowledge and love of the area. My children loved the lava tunnel he took them into It was very... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were apprehensive about how best to "tackle" Etna -- to really see her and learn something and not to be jammed into a bus with a dozen people we did not know. Davide's Continente Sicilia was the perfect choice. He is extremely flexible and casual. As a former park ranger he is extremely knowledgable and clearly loves his work... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We chose to do an Etna excursion having read all the glowing reviews on this site and were delighted that we did. We are not usually given to taking such individualised tours but this was definitely worth the extra money. Davide is extremely knowledgeable about Etna and clearly has a great passion for his work. You get plenty of time... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My friend recommended me to take this Etna tour and it was just great! Clouds did not allow us to enjoy the view of Etna's top, however, the whole trip was very interesting and scenes were very beautiful. Coupled with Davide's profound knowledge of, and I must say passion for the area and everything related to volcanos (which I did... More

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