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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

First time to Sicily, had to go to Etna! Right after we left to come home it erupted several times! Was hoping to see while we were there in Sicily. A friend sent up pictures from the eruption at night time and it was spectacular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Be careful to choose Etna Sicily Touring company if you visit Etna. Do not book "Etna Sicily Tours" - this is just a taxi driver that drops you off for free time at different locations. If you're after detailed info about the mountain and volcanic activity, choose "Etna Sicily Touring".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We decided to visit Ivan at “Kollections” on the Strand Sliema and buy two tickets for the trip from Malta to Sicily, leaving the following morning at 0700. This means getting up at 0500 and waiting outside the door of your hotel for the bus to arrive and take you to the Virtu Ferry terminal in Valletta. Now upon reflection,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went here in the summer and it was so beautiful. As you drive towards Mt. Etna it looks intimidating and takes a great picture. Then as you drive on it you begin to appreciate just how big it is. We drove for about 20 minutes and our guide told us we are only about 1/2 way up. We stop... More 

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