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Etna Excursion from Catania
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cable car” (856 reviews)
“active volcano” (188 reviews)
“sicily life” (46 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the organised trip from the holiday company. There was the option of only going to the start of the cable car or taking it up the mountain. Once there you transfer to very rugged buses to drive further up. Now depending upon recent...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just like you would imagine the moon landscape, this volcano is stunning. The road up takes you past some of the lava flows that have happened over the years and the resulting destruction of buildings/roads in their path. We were on a tour bus which...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on an all day tour of the volcano. First we rode in the regular car up to the 2000 meter elevation. Then we rode the Funicular (electric sky tram) up for 500 more meters. Then big special trucks took us another 500 meters....More

1  Thank KananaskisJoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cloudy. Up to the first stop at the craters it was OK & wish we had stopped off here. Took the cable car up to the next stage & didn't see a thing. Decided not to go any further. Those who did didn't see...More

Thank Sheila J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour bus from Messina to Mt. Etna and got some great photos. We went thru a number of small villages and had wine and snacks at a local restaurants. We went to the last lava flow where a trailer with local honey...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mount Etna on a Sunday in November. We were lucky for the good weather. It is still cold but awesome experience. We took the AST bus from Piazza Giovanni XXIII. We thought we had a guide on board when a man called Sebastian...More

Thank GeanTi1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its also very cold up top so take a coat. Drove to base camp where a cable car can take you higher. That bits expensive at 63euros. There is a gift shop with free samples and a cafe.

Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed 1 week ago

Snow capped, clear skies, view down the sea and bays across the vine yards and trees of autumnal colours. What more is there to add?

Thank slinkymomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monte Etna is NOT a volcano. NO it is a lot more than that. It is a COMPLEX of more than 288 craters with so much to offer in terms of hiking, cycling, running, and so many more activities. Be ready to be amazed by...More

Thank Michaël M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good tour with hotelstaff and minibus. We travelled in small group and had the possibility to see more, learn more. More value for the money.

Thank Håkan H
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ffriedman2017
29 November 2017|
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Response from Marianne P | Reviewed this property |
Since I was on a tour, we had pre-arranged transportation. I did hear of a bus and other ways to get to the mountain.
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Karmen H
15 November 2017|
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Response from Marina0071 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would go up to Point Sapieza and take a cable car. It looks quite steep, plus it is made from a black volcanic rock so I woudn't walk unless you have proper shoes and are accustomed to these type of walks. I would have... More
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Sorin M
13 November 2017|
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Response from Brieze66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorin, I am sorry I don't know about the cable cars, but I would be very surprised if you could go on the 25th December! I would just say that you should expect it to be very cold on the top of the mountain in December... More
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