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Address: Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 541111
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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride
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Nice trip around the countryside of Etna.

Very nice way to see the lava fields and wineyards on the slopes of Etna in a pleasant pace. Try to go "anticlockwise" and start at Giarre as this part of the railway only have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
Mats L
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Lerum

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Took the train from Paternò to Randazo and back. Had 3 hours for lunch etc in Randzo. Highly recommended trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Very nice way to see the lava fields and wineyards on the slopes of Etna in a pleasant pace. Try to go "anticlockwise" and start at Giarre as this part of the railway only have a few departures per day. It consist of 3 parts: Riposto(Giarre)- Randazzo, Randazzo-Bronte, Bronte-Catania. The closer you get to Catania the more trains to choose... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We walked up via Etnea to Borgo station and bought a ticket to Riposto for about 9 euros. Our single coach train stopped many times as it circled Etna as it is very much a local commuter train. After about half an hour we left the suburbs and began climbing and saw lava fields , Pistachio groves , vineyards. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

picked the train at gearge? (couple of stops from taormina stn)as people say its a quaint train with no loos and wooden seats..in fact the trains we got on did have loos,and I would even say they were better than our trains on south west trains.If you would like to go all the way round it takes a bit a... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This railway runs for 110km round the foothills of Etna. It is in three sections, Catania to Randazzo, where I believe the trains are modern, Randazzo to Giarre/Riposto, using older rolling stock, and Giarre to Catania using the main line. We just wanted to go on the train so went from Solicchiata to Riposto and back, taking about 2 hours... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We had read the reviews and learned from other reviewers' experiences. We had a car so didn't bother struggling into Catania. Instead we boarded at Misterbianco (free car park about 3 minutes walk away). We did the return trip to Randazzo. Particularly as we got further up the mountain the scenery was interesting and attractive and the views simply stunning.... More 

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Ski Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Took the train from Randazzo to Adrano and back. The train heading to Catania started on time but when we got to Adrano it was 15 minutes late. With that the train back to Randazzo was also late. The train takes you trough small villages and a wonderfull lanscape. Cheap and charming this traintrip will make memories for life. Well... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The train were not running in accordance with the time table. We had to stay 3 hours in Randazzo to get back to Catania. We almost spent one full day on this project and that was far too much.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Staying in Giarre, we had this pencilled in as a little day trip. But on arriving at the station at Riposto/Giarre found all locked up and closed. There are seemingly problems between here and Randazzo. Some friendly and helpful young people with some english told us it broke last november and was not yet fixed, l think its a major... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

It's easier than you think to take the Circumetnea Railway. And quite cheap too. But a bottle of water and a panino and a sweet roll, go to the station and get a ticket and jump on the train. In Catania you can walk the main shopping street Via Etnea up the hill untill you come to the railway, then... More 

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