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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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while on holiday in malta i did the coach trip to Scicily and mt Etna truly an amazing journey through the country side after the trip across the med to get there in a catamaran... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

while on holiday in malta i did the coach trip to Scicily and mt Etna truly an amazing journey through the country side after the trip across the med to get there in a catamaran through lemon fields very green fertile place a good running commentary and bus takes you right up to mt Etna once there you can take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We bought a ticket for the cable car up to base, together with guided walk at the top. Not cheap at Euro 60 or so, but we were only going once . The guides went in large wheeled biggies with us to a point below the volcano mouth and talked is through the various recent eruptions and showed us vents,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We booked a coach and jeep to take us to the top of the mountain stopping at the gorge on the way (where we got left in the car park by the bus - which was not impressive) Fortunately a local man kindly phoned the tour company and drove us to catch the bus half way up the mountain. After... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

While the price of a tour may seem expensive it is well worth it. We had Natalie from Etna Sicily Touring leading us as we explored the craters and caves of Etna. Most tours also include tastings of Etna produce which is delicious. A beautiful place, you must go!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A must to do - however be aware when you get to the top it is FREEZING!!!! We hired padded coats but you do need long trousers, socks & trainers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Admittedly I've not been up many active Volcanoes, but Etna is well worth the visit. Black lava fields contrasted with bright yellow sweet scented Ginestra. Just when you think that Etna doesn't seem that menacing, you pass a rooftop, engulfed in the midst of a lava flow and you are reminded of the terrifying destructive power that lurks beneath your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A visit to Etna is a must for anybody touring in Sicily. One can learn so much about the nature of a volcano by a visit to the high regions. Arrive early at the Refugio Sapienze and avoid the queues. The trip is made by a funicular trip followed by a final ascent in a 4 X 4 bus. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We did the cable car and the 4x4 drive as well and the walk around the top crater. Please make sure you are prepare for this, have comfy closed in toe shoes and make sure you bring a jacket as well as its warm and hot in summer below but freezing and extremely windy at the summit. This is expensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Our group went on two different days. The first went on a scorcher of a day, blue. cloudless skies... My group went when you couldn't see 100m in front of you for fog and cloud cover... I know it's an amazing thing, to be able to climb a volcano, but I still feel a little bitter about having to pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful views outstanding ,it covers a large area ,the difference in landscape is amazing you need to be there on a clear day to see smoke escaping what a sight

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Address: Address: Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania

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