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“Thar she blows” 5 of 5 stars
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Mount Etna
Sicily, Italy
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Messina Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/bus tour
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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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“Thar she blows”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It is fantastic to look at in spring time when it is topped in snow. We were lucky to see it blow in April 2013

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“Johann Wolfgang von Goethe did it by walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our day trip and it was good value for good money.
The trip from Taormina using GPS via Zafferana Etnea was pretty tricky because of Palm Sunday. Getting Rifugio Sapienza I will encourage you to take the cable car (29 Euro per person), arrived at the staging area splurge and buy the full ticket up to the top of the volcano by the jeep ride which includes a walking tour. It is 30 Euro and well worth it.
Very cold, very windy but spectacular. Exceeded our expectations.

Visited March 2013
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Did a trip to Mt Etna as part of a small tour group. Our guide drove us up, explained a lot of the history of the Volcano and the eruptions that have occurred. It is incredible going higher up Mt Etna and noticing the weather change, which was drastic. A sunny, mild day in Catania became a windy, very cold and snowing day when high up on the volcano.

A must see if visiting Sicily.

Visited December 2012
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

A fantastic experience to go up one of the most active volcanoes in the world! Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable, but be warned that the weather is very unpredictable and the wind can be bitingly cold.

Visited March 2013
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“Europe's famous volcano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Mount Etna is a must-see when traveling in Sicily. The view is absolutely amazing. You can drink a cappucino at 2000 meters. Just marvelous.

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