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Review of Monte Etna

Monte Etna
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$69.27*
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Ranked #4 of 204 things to do in Catania
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Reviewed April 3, 2013

A fantastic experience to go up one of the most active volcanoes in the world! Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable, but be warned that the weather is very unpredictable and the wind can be bitingly cold.

2  Thank Astrid B
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Mount Etna is a must-see when traveling in Sicily. The view is absolutely amazing. You can drink a cappucino at 2000 meters. Just marvelous.

3  Thank Irina451
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went up on a cloudy October day which turned into sleet at the top and only +1deg C - so be warned it may be sunny and 15deg C at the bottom but you will need to be prepared with cold weather gear and warm shoes just in case !!. We took the 0800hrs bus service from Catania bus station and then cable car and 4x4 truck to the top with limited views - but when the clouds suddenly broke, we had fantastic views of the crater only 500m away with smoke and steam - WOW!! Visitor centre worth visiting to get a feel of the eruptions and devastation - oh and and nice warm drink! Plenty to see if you can walk to some of the smaller lower level craters.
Etna dominates the skyline from Catania - mesmerising.

3  Thank David M
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Davide, our personal guide arranged by our B&B, took us up 2,000ft near the top. He showed us the old lava flows, and houses that had had the lava stop close by. We had a taste of honey in a shop that had lava walls. Interesting that locals stripped their houses when the lava flowed down to their houses and then rebuilt right above their original houses. Saw the birch groves and the snow covered by the black ash. Etna was smoking and they were expecting an eruption that week, but we missed it. Very exciting trip around Etna, and stopped at some local produce stores. Dont miss it if nearby.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Fabrizio had excellent Volcano knowledge. We could only go as high as 2,500mts, because of the snow. The summit is 3,000mts.

I liked the local Etna Lava Water 70% proof!

The cable car is a bit expensive at just short of 30 Euro each.

Thank PandMMellor
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