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“Spectacular”
Review of Monte Etna

Monte Etna
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Owner description: 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.
Perth, Australia
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

A true sight, steaming away in the snow... Even if you dont get up onto the slopes just seeing it from Taormina is awe inspiring. An active volcano presiding over the land.

Visited February 2013
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St Julians Malta.
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“Beautiful.”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Loved the day trip to Etna especially as it was snowing and it was my daughter's first time in the snow. Lots of lovely souvenir shops and nice coffee shops.

Visited February 2013
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Concórdia Brazil
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“Interesting”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Went on a guided tour of Mount Etna which was very interesting. It included a stop at Refugio Sapienza and a cave.

Visited February 2013
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Plymouth
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“Snowbound Etna”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Since we choose to visit Sicily in January, we expected snow on Etna and got it. Its a great shame that virtually everywhere you go in Sicily is full of litter and the lower slopes of Mount Etna are no exception. We chose a clear fine day for our drive on the Via Etna and arrived at the Rifugio Sapienza (1910m), with the temperature at zero and about 60cm of snow, we left 20 deg at sea level. The road is good and snow ploughed and the views over Sicily were magnificent. Sadly at this time of year you cannot get to the top, as the cable car was not operating, but it was still worth the visit. You need to be aware that during the winter months you are required to carry snow chains if you are driving on the Via Etna (or anywhere else on the mountain at high level.)

Visited January 2013
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Stolberg, Germany
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“The surprise-type Vulcano”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

It takes a while to get all the way up, but once you get to the crater it's like a different world. Visiting only with a guided tour, starting from Rifugio Sapienza. Try to get there early and take the one-day tour, which means you have to hike some, but it's a spectacular experience.

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