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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Our intension was to drive from Taormina to Mt.Etna to explore the volcano. But instead we were told of the many wineries that have been growing grapes and producing wine on the Volcanic ground. We decided to stop at the Planeta Winery as we had sampled their wine many years ago and was hooked on their outstanding product. When we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

While in Sicily, my family went to see Mt Etna, a short drive from Catania. Covered in snow, the ski fields were closed when we visited but we hired a toboggan and my boys were able to slide down the slopes of an active volcano! Amazing, well worth the short drive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to spend the day if it's not cloudy. Great sights, view, & gift shops.I love going up early in the day, going down North side and spend the afternoon laying on the beach in Giaere.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

From Agrigento we travelled to Catania where we also spent two nights, our apartment was based within the main town so we everything was a walk away including the beach, restaurants and shops, all you will need is basically on your door step! Whilst staying in Catania we visited Mount Etna; the drive to the top is pleasant with stunning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Make sure you wrap up warm because it is so cold up there, the cable car was expensive and then when we got up there we found out you had to pay extra to get on the bus!! Not that it would have been a problem but they could have told us before we had travelled up there. The experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went with a rental car to Rifugio Sapienza (actually just there I realized that I have summer tyres whereas winter ones are obligatory in the place, so in order to be more relaxed I suggest you rent a car with winter tyres if visiting Etna between December and March) and then had a short walk to Crater Silvestri and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took a bus tour that included Mount Etna. The bus goes about half way up to a restaurant and reception center. We got to taste a local high alcohol liquor that burns with a blue flame. We walked a little higher and came to a plateau where we could enjoy a partial view(it was quite cloudy up there) and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Mt Etna is a beautiful place but the events of the eruptions can be devastating. If you get a chance to even get to the base station take it and you will be amazed by what you see. Further up of course is better but do not rely on eruptions as they are infrequent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Mt Etna Sud Gondola free parking at GPS: N37.70, E15.00 6300 feet (1900M) near Funivia Dell'Etna Gondola Gondola ride cost 96 Euro for family of 4. 30 per adult & 18 Euro per child for a 20 minute ride from 6300 feet (1900 M) to 8200 feet (2500 M). Then wearing warm wind proof clothing (hats, gloves, scarves, wind breakers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It costs about 25 euros to go on a funicular for 10 minutes to a base station about a third of the way up Etna. From there it's another 25 euros for a 10-minute ride in a 4WD to go to a place halfway up Etna. You'll be very lucky to see anything of interest there. Perhaps some smoke. You... More 

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