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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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95031 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our best adventure in Sicily. We opted to go all the way to the top. Bring layers of clothes because it is cold and windy. If you don’t have hiking boots a good pair of sneakers worked well for me. Cable car ride...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ddcar
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see other-worldly experience. Walk to all the cinder cones in less than 2 hours, we went one day after a rainstorm. Windy but not dusty. Drive through scrub to visitor area. Climb black vermillion and red cinder paths to see dried lava shapes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Johnnumerouno
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monte Etna, is the most amazing awesome place. If you go up in the next few weeks, bring a warm jacket and gloves, it gets very cold up there.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we got to see a lot. The eruptions were great to see and the Ash cloud amazing... Was actually hoping the airport would stay closed so we didn't have to leave. I think another...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew_and_Joey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...breathtaking nature forces! Lunar environment and yet so exciting and unique to experience. The dimensions of the phenomenon become real only after having seen it live.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip and a must do if staying in Catania. Unfortunately foggy so view was awful from the top but hey ho. Bring warm clothes and boots or hire when there

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fascinating day. Hardly any climbing, with bus, cable car and jeep . The guides are knowledgeable and talk good English. Learned so much, even how to predict the day's weather, about the mountain. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank janet242016
Reviewed 12 January 2019

We booked an excellent half-day tour with EtnaPeople.com and were lucky enough to get Giulia on the phone to book our reservation and Roberto as our guide. Both were a pleasure to deal with. Giulia patiently answered our many questions about difficulty levels and equipment,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Shel H
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Mother Etna erupted on 24th of December 2018 and I arrived ther on 6th of January. It is breathtaking and one of the most surprising places that I have seen! The vulcano is alive, I could even see the ash in the sky! Don’t miss...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank petrescui2014
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Used the bus tour from the central square. Interesting journey once you get beyond the outskirts of Catania. Great going out of season - take/wear warm clothing! But it meant that the place was virtually empty and we could enjoy the natural beauty of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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salma m
9 February 2019|
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Response from Judy R | Reviewed this property |
Hello I booked the most fantastic guy through Francesco Maravigna who is the Head Desk Clerk at the Hotel Villa Romeo When I arrived all of the tours were booked out and I spoke with Francesco and he worked his magic - sorry... More
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Response from Agaskill | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot answer as no longer in Sicily.
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Response from Animo_et_Fide | Reviewed this property |
I personally would not be taking a 1 yr old up Mnt Etna. It is a bumpy ride with not so much room for a pushchair or baby carrier etc. The air at the top is a bit thin and can be v cold for a youngster to cope with. Sicily... More