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Circumetnea Railway

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Address: Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride
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We took a trip on the whole route but with breaks en route at Adriano and Randazzo.

It was a single unit and there were few other passengers. The journey was very interesting being a sit was an active volcano. Plenty of lava to be seen and some great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 5, 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Fabulous ride from Station Borgo in Catania to Randazzo with great scenery. We could see most of Etna but moderate clouds cover precluded the storybook view. The train goes through urban, rural, and wilderness areas. On board staff was wonderful, especially in shepherding us to a coach for a short trip around some track work. Under €10 roundtrip makes it... More 

1 Thank Kairho1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

It was a single unit and there were few other passengers. The journey was very interesting being a sit was an active volcano. Plenty of lava to be seen and some great views. Sadly, due to a computer problem, we have lost all of the many photos we took.

Thank bomphs
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Thank Steffen T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Mats L
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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 

1 Thank popsExeter
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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 

Thank allenexeter
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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 

2 Thank MeridianManchester
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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 

1 Thank Ellie1485
Ski Municipality, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

5 Thank Mattis A
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.

3 Thank Radvaeringen

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