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Address: Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 095 541 111
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A fun, if loud, ride

We decided to take a trip on the Ferrovia Circumetnea on a Saturday. Due to the deluvian rainfalls a few days before, the latter half of the track (between Randazzo and Giarre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Gunther S
Linz, Austria

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Linz, Austria
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We decided to take a trip on the Ferrovia Circumetnea on a Saturday. Due to the deluvian rainfalls a few days before, the latter half of the track (between Randazzo and Giarre) was not accessible; instead of taking the bus to Giarre we decided to just take the return trip on the train as well! It can get a little... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We started this trip in Catania and finished in Giarre. We didn't get off the train in any of the villages as the times of the trains did not really allow us to do this. The journey was very good and the scenery was lovely.

1 Thank ann_24_05
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We were staying in Taormina and did some research on TripAdvisor and we were kinda worried how this would work out. We found it easy. Most people seem to go to and from Catania to Randazzo (approx. 10am to 4pm). That's a long day and only half a journey. However, there is one journey that starts at 3pm(ish) that goes... More 

7 Thank WhatHisName
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88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Shoppy72
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 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 

2 Thank Ian B
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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 

1 Thank Vivian N
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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 

2 Thank frenchteddywww
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Rae D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

9 Thank Juleeee
Richmond, CA
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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