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Address: Sicily, Italy
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/bus tour
Description: Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount...
Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount Etna, at 10,990 feet, is the most active volcano in Europe and the oldest recorded active volcano in the world.
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Splendid view of MT Etna

Its worth a visit to Mt Etna. You can take a cable car ride to the 5000ft which costs 35euros per head.We went there in summer and we liked it .We can listen to roarings of Mt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Its worth a visit to Mt Etna. You can take a cable car ride to the 5000ft which costs 35euros per head.We went there in summer and we liked it .We can listen to roarings of Mt Etna ;) .You can get hiking boots and jacket there..You will get tired hiking so take some snacks and water with you.

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went March 8th from TAORMINA (about 1 1/2 hr bus ride up the winding mountain road). There was a snow line at about 5000 ft (1500 meters). The site with snow was spectacular. There were people snowboarding and skiing (you can rent) great picture shots, and for us within 5 minutes we went from overcast to sunny to deep... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The glorious Mt Etna - natures beauty right before your eyes. We had spent quite some time around Sicily and intentionally left Mt Etna as one of our last places to visit. This volcano can be described as a majestic Queen by the locals who truly respect the volcano and just carry on even when she intimidates. We drove up... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was the first time I hiked Mt. Etna and even though it was February with gale force winds and snow, it was amazing! The guides at @naturalmentexc were phenomenal. They took me hiking to various craters and we even went down an ice cave. They also kept me from blowing away (yes the winds were that strong). From 3000... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The bus to the crater doesn't run in winter when there is enough snow for skiing. So if you plan to visit the crater after riding the gondola up the mountain (€30 per round trip by the way) plan to rent skis or snowshoes ahead of time. It's still quite a hike from the gondola drop off point and almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Visiting an active volcano is a life time experience. The beauty of the craters is hypnotising. You can easily access the place. The road stops almost at the top of the mountain. Mind that you must carry a jacket it is cold even in August. Pay a visit to the coffee/souvenir shop (you can't miss it. it is the only... More 

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Kosice, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Unless you plan to go skiing or snowboarding, or are driving a hire car, don't bother going to Etna in the winter (or perhaps even early spring/late autumn). Enjoy the sight of the majestic peak from afar, instead. It is just too, too snowy. We decided to take the cheapest option to visit Etna South (from Catania). We took the... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited in February, unrealistically thinking we would be able to hike to the crater. It was snowing and there was deep snow everywhere, it wasn't possible to hike far but the sledges for hire were enormous fun and the snowy landscape was incredibly picturesque and magical. We enjoyed it massively and would recommend Etna North rather than South. It... More 

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Fort Lauderdale,Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was a fantastic half day adventure. Taking the funicular up and hiking as far as you could go was a fantastic adventure. I am so glad that I got a chance especially since it an active volcano and has " spurted" several times since I went. There is a small cafe, book shop at the top of the funicular!... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We booked a tour with a local company geo tours. This was such fun. We were taken by jeep to the slopes of the vulcano where we entered the snow field - two metres had fallen overnight. From there we went to a quarry where we could see for ourselves the lava strata and thence to the lava caves. We... More 

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