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Address: Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 095 541 111
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Great train ride, good scenery, quaint village.

Great tourist activity. We took the train from Nunziata to Randazzo, which took about an hour. There was free parking at the station, and the train ride was lovely. Randazzo was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great tourist activity. We took the train from Nunziata to Randazzo, which took about an hour. There was free parking at the station, and the train ride was lovely. Randazzo was very quaint and we found some nice places for coffee. There was also a big gluten free shop, so for my daughter, a coeliac it was a real find.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We caught the train from Catania Borgio station, which is about a 15 minute walk up Via Etnea from p. Stesicoro, then fork onto Via Caronda and you will eventually come across the railway line and level crossing barriers. The station can then be seen to the right. A round trip ticket to Randazzo can be bought for about 8.5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This little train will let you see Etna and the magnificent nature in a nice pace. You pass through small villages too, and people smile and wave back to you. Look on the map to see where the stations in Giarre and Catania are, they are close to the FS stations, especially the one in Giarre. The staff are very... More 

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a 3 hours ride around the Etna in a small diesel train, starting from Catania. A great way to see the volcano on all its sides. The ride finishes towards the sea in the small city of Riposto, where I recommend the restaurant Marricriu ( see separate review). The train is very busy at the start, because it... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Don't miss this "blast from the past" train (no luxuries, no toilet) but it is a wonderful way of viewing the amazing Mt Etna and the landscape just below this still active volcano. In Spring we saw luxuriant pistachio trees and a whole variety of plants thanks to the rich volcanic soil. The train is slow enough to be able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'd say this is an absolute must-do if you're staying here, but be prepared for a long train journey with few toilet breaks. The journey takes you through beautiful countryside with magnificent views of Etna and the surrounding hills. Nearer to Catania though, you'll go through more built up areas. There are thousands of cactuses which apparently flower magnificently but... More 

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Richmond, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went in the afternoon from Catania. By the time we got to Rangazzo it was dark, so we just took the next train back. It would be better to go early in the day, then stay over, then continue on to Taormina.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We bought return tickets - very cheap - from Catania Borgo (at the top of Via Etnea) to Randazzo and found the little 2 carriage train charming, if a little noisy. It was busy with locals for the first part of the journey but thinned out as we left the suburbs and then outlying towns behind. Lovely views of the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of the best narrow gauge railway in Italy the round of the Volcano Etna from Catania Borgo to Giare via Randazzo and for railway entousiast they are some old diesel railcar from 1965 and before (Littorine)

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Nykoebing, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We decided to take the tour from our hotel in Giardini Naxos to end up in Bronte- and back. This takes all day. We took the train from Naxos train station and bought return tickets to Giarre/Risposto. Outgoing we were waiting one hour in Randazzo to change train, and again abt one hour in Risposto to get the circumetnea small... More 

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