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Review of Monte Etna

Monte Etna
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Ranked #1 of 167 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 July 14, 2013 via mobile

We went on the Summit guided tour (can't remember the name) boots, new socks and coats provided. We would also recommend you take a small scarf to cover your face at points and depending on weather trousers would be good too.

The tour took a while to get going and we weren't aware that it could be so cold and windy. As we hadn't done a lot research before going.

Our group was split into two, 1 French and 1 with Italian/English tourists.

The cable car took you up the first point, then 4x4 buses to the next, you then walk for 3-4 hours with a stop for lunch. This included walking right to the top where you can smell the sulphate and see the gases. Great views, very interesting and the tour guide was good!

Overall it was a good day, tiring as it was steep at time and awkward under foot so be prepared and take water and lunch.

2  Thank NatM136
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We think that Etna is must see and we enjoyed it very much. We used company called Etna Tribe to visit the mountain that made our trip very memorable, guide Andrea was a friendly, knowledgeable man and was very eager to please to make sure we had a perfect trip. We recommend it.

1  Thank LinArla
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Mount Etna is amazing and we had a fantastic guide in Florena who was very knowledgeable and very passionate. She was so personable and a perfect guide to the area

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

So Mount Etna you park at the main car park cheap at 2.5€, there are craters and volcanic surroundings all around you at this level. If you choose as we did to go all the way to the top prepared to be disappointed it is 57€ each for cable car to the top and a bus a bit further up so up there you meet a "guide" the most disinterested person I have ever met at a tourist site, you are told you can't go further without a guide he walks you around a crater it looks the same a the craters below , the information given Is "stating the bleeding obvious" the rest of the guides are equally miserable.Take my advice park at the car park see the craters there and spend 171€ on a fab meal and an expensive bottle of very nice Sicilian wine.Have been all around the world seen natural and man made wonders and this is the biggest rip off ever

11  Thank lexiethesaint
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Our Cruise excursion included a trip to Mount Etna which was definitely something to see and experience. Silvestri Crater is the area where we visited. We had a beautiful day to view the scenes from the mountain; however, please be cognizant of the winds and dress accordingly. Great tour!

Thank geeluv05
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