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“A real live volcano.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Monte Etna

Monte Etna
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Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Taormina
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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.
Dublin Ireland
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“A real live volcano.”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We had a p[leasant day here on this very dangerous mountain. The craters were amazing to see and the lava fields would scare you.The power of mother nature is amazing. Once up on the top it is a little anticlimatic. It is also expensive to get there and maybe not worth it. Do not buy on
the mountain as everything is so expensive. Some of the locals in the restaurants not too friendly.
Still not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We avoided the crowds around Silvestre station and found a beautiful hike near the botanic garden (Gardino Alpino). The hike was around 4 km and quiet enough for us. I recommend this tour if you don't want to join the crowds at tourist shops

Visited May 2013
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“Not to be missed.”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Excellent trip, even for mid 70 year olds. The coach took us to the cable car and a four wheel drive took us from the top of the cable car to 2900m. Spectacular and well worth the expense.
Etna was puffing out regularly and the surrounding area/snow covered in ash. Told it would be freezing up there but we were sheltered from the wind and it was very mild. We were lucky.
Not worth it if the weather isn't clear and could be a big disappointment.

Visited April 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Up close with the volcano”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Highly recommend the experience of climbing the mountain with the aid of cable car and mountain buses. Other worldly experience. Not to be missed when visiting Sicily

Visited April 2013
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“beautiful views, make sure you walk around”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We visited Etna in April, it was quite cold and cloudy, so most organized tours were not operating. Nevertheless some of the craters are easily accessible from the road, though a couple require a steep climb. But the combination of lava and snow really give the Etna a majestic look. As we drove towards Traumina, we notice a small road to the left, followed it and ended in a trailhead. This hike led us parallel to lava flow valley, and with the snow cover tops in the background, it was really striking.

Visited April 2013
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