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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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Messina Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Taormina and Mt Etna

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The BEST thing to do in the island!

So cool, how often can you visit a highly active volcano? Awesome excursion up in the off road trucks and in the lift. Lots to look at, lots explore bring good shoes bc there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Its one of those things you have to do if you are in the neighbourhood but in truth its ok but now wow'y. We had a tour guide (€125 which is way too much) but I would only suggest this if the guide has excellent English and knows his subject inside out. Otherwise make your own way there and save... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

So cool, how often can you visit a highly active volcano? Awesome excursion up in the off road trucks and in the lift. Lots to look at, lots explore bring good shoes bc there are tons of lava rocks! Being a camera, jacket and some money. Buy the "firewater" at the top from the little hut! It's a alcoholic cinnamon... More 

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Littleport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We hired a car and went to Enta North. Apparently all the tourist coaches go to the South, but the north is much better if you don't like crowds. Complete fluke, but thanks to TomTom we chose the right side of Etna. I was unaware that one can ski down Etna in the winter, it was only obvious by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We visited mount etna this morning, there are amazing views and it was an enjoyable experience. I would recommend going to the south side as the attractions on the north side are not open until later in the year. Well worth the visit. I don't think you can come to Sicily and not go to etna

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This was my first vulcano and it was amazing. I like to hike and if we would not had a seven year old with us we would hike all the way up. But we had to use cable car. This is not cheap, two adults and two children is 100 euros, and it can go up to 200 euros if... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing birthday up Mt Etna thanks to the efficiency of Sais transport which ran an 8.15 bus to Rifugio Sapienza on bank holiday Saturday, which ran like clockwork driven by Antonio on the way and Enzo on the way back. The cable car up the first 500m was expensive (30euro return) but saved a lot of time given it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

You drive your car to the heigh of 2km. Then take a cable car to the 2.6km. And the on special SUV buses up to on of the craters at 3km. Which is followed by an excursion with a guide. Cable car+SUV+guide was 62 euro plus another 3 euro for the parking. Walking up the volcano may sound fun, but... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You don't need to be a fan of volcano to visit there. The landscape is just amazing. Without being an expert of climbing and hiking , you can see pretty much and really enjoy the Mount Etna. We visited there end of April. A bit cold wind at 2000m but you manage with a good hoodie. At 2000m there are... More 

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Mt Etna is a stunning sight. It's Europe's most active volcano and is formed by a number of separate peaks and fissures which continually pour smoke. The last actual eruption was around Feb 2015, mainly ash but severe enough to disrupt dozens of commercial flights. The interval between eruptions measured in months rather than decades or centruries; - this in... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Amazing views from 1000 and then up to the next level to 2000 feet. Mount Etna is an experience not to be missed. The private guide was knowable and guided us through the visit without the crowds that were in the area as it was a public bank holiday. Interesting facts given to us regarding Mount Etna.

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