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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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Go up with a guide! Our guide Ernesto was very knowledgeable and had a good level of English. We had a nice track up the mountain. We went down a lava tunnel .. in our hard hats... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go up with a guide! Our guide Ernesto was very knowledgeable and had a good level of English. We had a nice track up the mountain. We went down a lava tunnel .. in our hard hats and hiking boots. All and all a fabulous excursion. A must if visiting Sicily.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted to see as much of Mount Etna as was possible so we caught the chair lift and then onto the special bus to get into the crater itself - some 3000 metres above sea level. The air gets somewhat rarified at this level and it gets a little cold so you need to be aware. After all that... More 

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De Meern, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to the south etna, drive to the base, rifugio sapienza. This is a 45 min drive from Giardini Naxos, with a nice scenery. Big parking place which probably will be completly full on a busy day. Purchased a complete tour: cable car, bus, guide. After getting your tickets just enter the cable car, when you arrive at the 2nd... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Etna is an active volcano! Being on an active volcano is a very special experience, even if you have visited volcanic areas before (like myself). Etna is also a mountain - a quite high one. We have reached the elevation of about 2600 m'. terrain is very special - not-on-earth. Reaching there is quite comfortable: Base camp is accessible by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a guided coach trip package which included the cable car and the'jeep' (a 4x4 Mercedes / Iveco Unimog-type truck), and a walking guide who took the party around a crater. Expensive, but well worth it as an experience. Take a jumper/ coat and shoes that are suitable for walking on fine sand-like lava dust (like walking on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were initially going to book a tour to go up Mt Etna however, some fellow travellers advised us to be sure of the weather forecast as it is a lot of money particularly if you see it in the cloud! As such we drove to Etna south, paid 6 euros for all day parking then a further 83 euros... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great experience . Etna is massive and beautiful and extremely accessible. We did not go all the way up, since we had read that it's not good for small children (1,5 year old). Bring closed shoes though! And long sleeves. The only down side is there is basically no information about Etna there, so if you want... More 

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Montevago, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great place to visit in Sicily. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes as it's quite a trek up mount Etna but it's fantastic experience, it's amazing how Mother Nature works. You literally walk on black lava that once poured out from the volcano itself. The view is breathtaking.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This volcano was the first volcano I climbed. It was 3 years ago. I saw snow for the first time up there. There was some ash and snow falling from the sky. I didn't remember how high I climbed but it was very exhausted. However I reached the top!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience, breath taking views! We went up with the little bus then we walked around a little bit. Comfortable shoes and a jumper are recommended. I was wearing high heels sandals and managed but would have preferred better shoes. The guides are friendly but only spoke in English.

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