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Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy
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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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Unique and fascinating!

Although not easy to get to without private transport from our base in Catania, we managed and it was well worth while. Absolutely fascinating site and if you are in the area, you... read more

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although not easy to get to without private transport from our base in Catania, we managed and it was well worth while. Absolutely fascinating site and if you are in the area, you should really make a point to experience a live volcano for yourself.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Eight adults/kids visited Mount Etna this morning. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day. We drove about on hour to base. From there we got the cable car up to the second stop. The ride was tranquil . We then got in 4x4 type vehicles,large ones, to the next stop. Bumpy but fun. We then had a guide take us by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the chance to experience a hike in that magical place with some frienda and i can't find the words to express how beautiful it is! We climbed for a couplw of hours, everytime we felt like we were tired the view we reached made us forget the fatigue! I strongly recommend it to anyone who like hiking and... More 

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Pace del Mela, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great landscapes, dramatic craters, desert-like sandbanks,... Are we on Mount Aetna or on the moon? Your Sicilian trip can't be complete if you skip this volcano and its surroundings, which can be considered one of the most remarkable spots of the whole Mediterranean area. Do plan at least three days.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Guide was excellent - 3 languages and ensure everyone got same really good, detailed commentary - very interesting and easy to navigate despite my arthritic hips!

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well worth the excellent expertise of a wonderful guide julia attentive full of fun and very organised thanks julia.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was tremendous. We took a guided tour from Enjoy Sicily and we were part of a very small group. Not only did we spend over an hour walking round various craters and across slopes we then spent another half an hour inside a lava tube The whole experience was great The weather changed several times while we were on... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have tried Etna from the north side - from Piano Provenzale. You may either use one of all-terrain buses or walk (the highest allowed without alpine guide is Observatory at 2818 m). We have chosen the other option giving occasion to have a look into all little craters you pass on your way (quite a numer of them). You... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very excited to visit Etna during our stay in Sicily. We drove to the south side of the volcano so we could get the cable car. That in itself is quite easy, you follow a route to Rifugio Sapienza and then you can pick up signs for the cable car "Funivia dell'Etna". On the was we passed the... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable tour to Mt. Etna with a private guide. The tour took about 1 1/2 hours to get there from Messina. After we arrived we had time to walk around the craters. Wear good walking shoes! We did not take the cable car to the very top

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