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Monte Etna

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Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount...

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.

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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch in a Local Farmhouse
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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour

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Truly Memorable Active Volcano

Be sure to allow enough time to really see and hike Mt Etna. It is an active volcano with multiple cones and lots of area to experience. Be sure to bring layers and hiking... read more

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to allow enough time to really see and hike Mt Etna. It is an active volcano with multiple cones and lots of area to experience. Be sure to bring layers and hiking footwear - it can be cool and there is lots of loose ground. Truly memorable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mount Etna visit was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip to Catania!! We booked a daily tour there, which started from the city center and continued through the nice fishermen villages and wineries on the way - lots of sights to see while driving to the mountain! The mountain itself is a cool sight-to-see, covered with volcanic ash and stones.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A truly amazing natural attraction! Be certain to wear warm layers and sturdy shoes! We visited in February and enjoyed watching the skiers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must when visiting Catania or Etna, is to go to Mount Etna and see this wonderful active volcano and learn about its history and how it influences people's lives in Sicily. We used a guided tour which was the perfect way to explore the volcano.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took one day tour from Taormina to Etna. Take warm clothes even in the summer it's cool near summit. Take sturdy shoes as you will be walking on volcanic rocks. The shops are very commercial and they love your money. You can negotiate prices as we did and save 20-30% on gifts. The tour is a full day's journey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Etna in February at around 2,500 MT height. Cold and snow on slopes. People saying. Took walk up along old crater and wind almost blew me off. Very worthwhile trip if you go with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Our guid Salvo was arranged thru Hotel Liberty and he did an awesome job.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unforgittable experience. the basalt mine, the craters, the landscapes - all are fantastic. For me the best: LAVA CAVE:)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the cable car to near the top, and then hiked a bit higher. It was amazing to be so close to a live volcano. The earth was actually hot from volcanic activity. The view of the volcanic craters was spectacualr.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The roads are open, the skiers have gone, thenwether is warming. It's a great place to,visit. You can walk on the snow up to some of the lower craters and get a molten chocolate in one of the cafes - with NO crowds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Amazing trip up to Etna, road is narrow in places, watch for pot holes!!, lots of photo opportunities, especially the larva rock! Cable car was 30€ each, then 48€ for a ride higher in the snow tracter if you wanted. The views were great, choose a good day, we checked weather forecast everyday as it does change. You need... More 

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