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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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Mount Etna day trip

We decided to do this without paying for an organised excursion or tour, we drove from Taormina to rifugio sapienza where the cable car to Etna is located, the cable car costs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We decided to do this without paying for an organised excursion or tour, we drove from Taormina to rifugio sapienza where the cable car to Etna is located, the cable car costs around 65 euro for 2 x people, and gets you about a 1/3 of the way to the volcano, there are some great views back toward Sicily from... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

On your way to the mountain you will ferl the changes in soil and view, all black.amaxing.wr enjoyed the cable car and just relax and watch the view from above. It was very expensive, but good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We drove by rental car from the east to the big Refugio. The road trip was really nice, loads of hairpins. Took cable car and jeeps. This brought us to the filosophers craters which were nice and the old lava was impressing but we didn't get to the top craters. If you want to go there, search long and hard... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a short visit taken during a cruise. The day before we had climbed up Vesuvius, and this proved to be a volcano too much. If yesterday's trip had been more than we could have hoped for (although a tough climb) this was dreadfully dreary, like wandering around an industrial slag tip. The guide was lacking any interesting information,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We joined a coach trip at Syracuse to visit Mt Etna an Taormina. Both are well worth the visit but make sure that things regarding reaching the top of Mt Etna are well explained to you. We had understood that by taking the cable car, which was not particlarly cheap, we would be arriving at the summit. Well, that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you have a car, do not take a guide to come and pick you up at your place. Go directly to the cable car ( http://funiviaetna.com ) and go all the way to the top of the volcano. It cost 62€ per person. You have a cable car, bus and a guide at the top of Etna included. It... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Going up to Mount Etna is already an enjoyable sight-seeing drive! The cable car ride is a bonus thrill! Shame is we did not have the time to walk all the way up to the crater. Thanks to previous reviewers who recommended wearing layers and good walking shoes. Temperature up top was 7 degrees centigrade in August!!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Etna is one of the major attractions in Sicily and even worth visiting! It's easy to reach the base Rifugio Sapienza ( with bus, car - large parking) and from there you can arrange trips to various craters, even for those less familiar with the mountain trekking. At the heights of Etna (altitude over 2000m) is reached by cable car... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have spent hours looking for decent information about visiting Etna but did not find a good source of information. So I hope this review will be useful! First we were trying to visit Etna when the weather is ok hence we were watching weather forecast http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Monte-Etna/forecasts/2500 We selected a day when the forecast was good but on the day... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We drove up in our hire car to the bottom of the cable car station and got a ticket for the cable car, transfer bus and guided walk. Family of four with boys aged 10 and 12. I would recommend the all in tickets unless you have plenty of time to make the climb and are relatively fit. The views... More 

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