We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (193)
All photos (193)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“mount etna”(5 reviews)
“ski lift”(2 reviews)
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
66°
46°
Apr
74°
53°
May
81°
60°
Jun
Contact
95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
from $74.41
More Info
from $90.44
More Info
from $100.74
More Info
Reviews (144)
Filter reviews
30 results
Traveler rating
21
8
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
21
8
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews our tour guide mount etna ski lift sea level gift shop rifugio sapienza the bus power evidence nature eruption climb lava shoes steep wind
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are so close to Rifugio Sapienza. Very accessible even for people who can only walk for short distances.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Joy J
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

We drove up from Taramina in our hire car, simple drive? Haha NO. Driving in Sicily is crazy, there are no rules... so i would no recommend it. That aside. We got the 4x4 up to the top, and it's the best way as walking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank The_Australian_Chef
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We have been on Mt Etna once before but many years ago and then it was by four wheel drive up to near the top and then a walk over the lava to gaze down into steaming craters emitting sulphurous odours. Now much lower down...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited it today with friends. They have different areas to walk on the mountain. From easy to difficult.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wolf3728
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Close to the Sapienza Lodge, where all the guided tours start, these small craters are a great preview of what you are going to see on Mount Etna, or a nice ending of your excursion. Easy to hike, great also for children, you have a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chocolateaddicted
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We were lucky - perfect weather and a very good guide who was friendly and very knowledgeable. The drive up seems very good value. Once up and shown around the craters - which are not at the summit - no-one is allowed up there it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TJD744
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful half day trip here. The views are breathtaking and our tour guide had so much knowledge. If you can visit then do!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NicDew1
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The place is awesome,it is very unique and very interesting The nature is really amazing The restaurant is very good, food is amazing,specially the pistachio ravioli, the coffee is delicious as well

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ella1822
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Standing so close to a boiling volcano was just amazing. The sound and activity from Etna was an experience I will never forget.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carsten L
Reviewed July 1, 2018

There is a funicular (ski lift) kind of thing that will take you, for 50 euros, higher up, but I opted to hike down to the lower craters. It is challenging going down (be prepared for dirt in your trainers) but true murder coming back...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank flaneur40
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,243 nearby hotels
Hotel Alle Pendici Dell'Etna
148 reviews
.36 miles away
Villa Michelangelo
213 reviews
.68 miles away
Hotel Biancaneve
186 reviews
.73 miles away
Hotel La Fenice
63 reviews
2.83 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 17,114 nearby restaurants
Antichi Proverbi
1,743 reviews
.15 miles away
Marialuisa
455 reviews
.19 miles away
Osteria Garibaldi
775 reviews
.29 miles away
Al Pero
725 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7,242 nearby attractions
Quad Etna Sud
124 reviews
.28 miles away
Etna Touring
295 reviews
.43 miles away
Gruppo Guide Alpine Etna Sud
227 reviews
.40 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines