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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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Small-Group Mount Etna Sunset Walking Tour
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Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Taormina
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch in a Local Farmhouse

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I can only really reiterate what other reviewers have previously said. We did the whole experience as a family with cable car followed by bus journey to the highest point. It is... read more

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can only really reiterate what other reviewers have previously said. We did the whole experience as a family with cable car followed by bus journey to the highest point. It is very expensive for a family of four but I have to say is worth it. The guides were interesting, views from the top amazing and we were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful view! We didn't take the cable car, but walked instead. It took us 45-60 min. So if you enjoy walking, save yourself the 25 euro from the cable car and walk! We had a minor accident and tripped! The lava rocks and very sharp , so be careful and maybe bring a little/travel medic kid. Anyways, it was an... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must do when you are in Sicily. Went here by Sais tour (€ 31,00, recommendation! Even brings you to the Alcantara gorge) from Taormina. Guided bus departed at 08.00 from the bus terminal in Taormina. The bus takes you in about 1 hour and a half to Nicolosi, at an altitude of 1910 mtrs. The Sais tour gives you... More 

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

We had an excellent guide based in Taormina but we were also lucky enough to get the follow-on tour right to the top - 3300m central crater. It is very no frills back to nature so don't expect Disney and you need to be fit too. It is a very active volcano, last eruption only in May, so get up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the local bus from the station at 8:15 for 6euro. When we arrived the Cable car was 30euro per person so a bit pricey but the views were beautiful. They don't cram people into the gondolas either. You can then pay to have a guide or walk the next bit on your own- the route is simple enough... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a side trip to Mt. Etna so just went to visit the first crater - and it was spectacular. Note that it is cooler and very dusty so ensure good walking shoes and warmer clothes.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a jeep type vehicle to the highest point they could go, people were walking the same route....it was quite expensive but I was on holiday and preferred the guide option. A was expecting a little more....I.e lava flows etc ( like in the docentaries), but still it was worthwhile;-) I actually enjoyed the car ride down Etna more... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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Thank Martin W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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