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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

We booked a tour with Etna Finder. I took my 10 years old daughter with me and she found it very interesting and educational . I personal found the view are just simply amazing and stunning!

1  Thank Fiona C
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Didn't go to the top on the mega-expensive cable-car, but no need to, as lots to do and see at the lower station area (Refuge Sapienza). Walk round the Silvestri crater, and just climb up the volcanic rock paths to any of the nearby craters....More

2  Thank apars0n
Reviewed February 20, 2016

We visited Mount Etna with Sikania Cultural Ecursions from Catania and our guide Marco Parentignoti. Marco made the volcano come alive with his knowledge of its eruptions and history. Walking atop the various craters at 7,000 feet above sea level was thrilling, and the views...More

4  Thank mp206456
Reviewed February 19, 2016

You can read books about the Etna, so I will not tell you about magnificent views and great hikes. Rather, I tell you to make sure to get to the upper station of the funicular by 2 the latest so that you can still catch...More

3  Thank Brasi
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Our bus of teenagers and chaperones were guided by Paolo of Excursions and Trekking. With helmets on and flashlights in hand, we descended into a cave. Very cool! Everyone loved it! Then, we hiked around 3 craters. Paolo is a scientist, but, also was able...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

I am happy that I went there but to be honest it wasn't a great experience. The cable car is too expensive (30€) and doesn't take you anywhere near the top. The view from where the cable car stops isn't that good either so your...More

4  Thank JesperBJ
Reviewed February 17, 2016

The ability to tour an active volcano in the Mediterranean is an experience that you cannot miss if in Sicily! Etna has two location designed for tourist visits, the main is Etna South which has a number of restaurants, bars and shops along with access...More

2  Thank Uandi23
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

It was ok to go up and see mount etna, however we went on a Friday and everywhere was closed. It was very windy but I didn't expect anything less for a February.

Thank Dwaine S
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Take an excursion with a good guide (e.g Etna Finder) and you will have the experience of a lifetime! The scenery is extraordinarily beautiful and the history is fascinating.

1  Thank ZaraVP
Reviewed February 15, 2016

There was snow on the day I went which added to the beauty of the view. I used the cable car to the highest point and will remember the day forever, and the feeling of TOP OF THE WORLD!!

2  Thank Barbara W
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er0sen
How long does it take to climb Sentiero Schiena dell'Asino and return to the start?
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Acat12341 |
If you are referring to Mt Etna, we hired a guide who drove us to the 2500 meter level from the east side. We did not climb. The area is very impressive and beautiful. I believe that few people are allowed to the top since... More
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Buckeye1010
I am trying to figure out if there is a way to do a Mt Etna tour getting picked up in catania in the morning but dropped off in Taormina after. I'm looking for a way to do it without a rental car if that is possible. Would hiring a private driver probably be the only way? If so, does anyone have any recommendations on a good one?
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Simon T | Reviewed this property |
Buckeye Yes there are all manner of private cars that will do it for you. We used a reliable driver to collect us from Syracusa in the south, take us to Mt Erna cable car station for a tour, collect us 5 hours later and take... More
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NCR09
I'm heading to Etna in June with local family but unsure if we can do 4x4 trucks and cable car once we get there or is there a way to book in advance? Or is the only option to do this through a tour? Thanks
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Mirela U | Reviewed this property |
I walk with a personal guide and I bookd him at Euro Etna Tourism. Cablecar and 4x4 and snowcat ! close to lava flow, were included. Also a short drive by atv to craters. But, when you buy for cablecar you will ask for... More
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