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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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We were lucky enough to witness a mild eruption from Etna and it was most certainly one of the most amazing things I have seen in all of my travels. We had pre-planned a private... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to witness a mild eruption from Etna and it was most certainly one of the most amazing things I have seen in all of my travels. We had pre-planned a private tour of the volcano and we were just mesmerized by Etna and its surrounds. We also were able to see the lava at night from... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It has to be the one thing to do if you go to Sicily. Admittedly it is more touristy now than when I last went in 1969 but is a must. Go early and only on a clear day to get the most out of it. No need for a tour if you have a car, drive up then get... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

There are so many aspects of this place it's almost too many to mention. The history is long and eruptions are numerous with many in the recent times. Hiking, skiing in winter and donkey rides are only a few of the many activities available here. Not to be missed!!

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were extremely lucky on our recent visit to see the summit still covered in snow and see Etna erupting last week with red hot lava flowing down the north face. It was AMAZING. We drove around Etna via Linguaglossa, the countryside was stunning with wild flowers and the majestic volcano dominating the skyline. Superb!

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This trip will make you feel humble against nature! We booked a tour from our hotel via Valdinoto Tours (www.valdinototours.it) who picked us up from our hotel (Grand Hotel Minareto, Syracuse). our Tour guide Masha, was exceptionally knowledgeable and gave us a great insight into all things along our journey. I would strongly advise that if you wish to go... More 

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nothing to do if you can't go up to the volcano. Very touristy and uninteresting. If this wasn't already included in the tour package, I would recommend skipping it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Etna in May and were blessed with a clear day. The bus takes you to the ski resort and you can buy tickets for the cable cable car which takes you another 500 metres. You walk from here but another 9 euros takes you close to the crater by bus. We had 2 hours but you could spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Etna. Always changing, never the same. I was there on 2013 November but there was just fog and rain. :) One week nothing. Didn't see it even with one eye. I have decided to go there again and this year was my happy year. I saw Etna. It was smoking as people are telling. Smoke was coming from place where... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A really great drive to get to the cable car. Got charged to use the toilets by the car park, like something out of "train spotting" , absolutely disgusting. If you walk a bit further there are free toilets. €30 for the cable car and another €30 for a jeep ride to a bot higher. So only did the cable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Quite amazing. The first part is via cable car which is an experience in itself. Second part by huge bus and you can quite see why when you start to drive over the lava. Take time to visit both parts the views and experience is quite amazing.

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