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Mount Etna

Address: Sicily, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/bus tour
Owner description: Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain...
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Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/bus tour
Owner description: 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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Fort Lauderdale,Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Was my first time on the Etna. If you are on an excursion, it takes an hour or so to go uphill. But believe me its worthed. Once you are up there but some traditional liquor, Fuoco del Etna!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you're in Sicily, it's a must! Brave the bus ride (admittedly, not super pleasant) or find a smoother ride to Mount Etna. Otherworldly scenery and beautiful views of the surrounding area. We didn't take the cable car ride, but walked around a LOT. Wear hiking shoes if possible!

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visiting Mount Etna is an amazing experience. The views at the top are spectacular and the long drive up the winding road to the cable car is worth a visit,

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Bugibba, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Drove to south side of Mount Etna, and on this visit decided to take the cable car. Found it to be a little expensive, for cable car and then bus to summit crater, so took only cable car and we walked for an hour and half enjoying the views. We are quite fit and healthy, but found the walk exhausting... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My first encounter with Etna was when I was driving towards Catania and my wife said, " Look! There's Etna!" I looked on the horizon and said " where?" And she said "no, up there !" Then I looked up to the sky and saw the biggest thing I have ever seen in my life up in the sky! It... More 

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St. Davids, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited by taxi. It was very impressive and I was pleased we didn't drive ourselves, because we were shown sites that we definitely wouldn't have found ourselves. We went down into an old lava tunnel, stopped and viewed the house "frozen" in time in the lava off the main road and even visited a quarry. We couldn't get to the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We drove from Francavilla around the east of Etna and found a small place to stop and walk among the volcanic fields ! Very interesting

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I chose "Etna & Wine Grand Tour" of etnasicilytouring and it was more than I expected. The tourguide with her car picked me up from the hostel, brought us to Mount Etna. Although we were prohibited to go higher, I was totally satisfied with panorama and explanation of the tourguide- A very typical Sicilian girl. On the way going down,... More 

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