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Funivia dell'Etna

Via Monte Etna 154, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 914142
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Leaves a bad taste

Etna is an incredible sight to see. There’s no doubt about that. But the entire operation on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
solipsix
via mobile
Conquering Mount Etna The Easy Way

We took this cable car and a specialist four will drive to the near top of this active volcanic... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Isaac E
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London, United Kingdom
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“cable car” (58 reviews)
“the bus” (11 reviews)
“mount etna” (14 reviews)
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Via Monte Etna 154, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
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+39 095 914142
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"cable car"
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"the bus"
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"mount etna"
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"guided tour"
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"a lot of money"
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"half way"
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"base station"
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"etna experience"
in 2 reviews
"hard work"
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"on foot"
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"warm jacket"
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"expensive trip"
in 2 reviews
"half the price"
in 2 reviews
"buy a ticket"
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"taking pictures"
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"euros return"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Etna is an incredible sight to see. There’s no doubt about that. But the entire operation on the mountain is a travesty. From the overpriced cableway to the guides that provide an excuse for a tour (but whom must pay for) and the repeated forced...More

2  Thank solipsix
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We took this cable car and a specialist four will drive to the near top of this active volcanic mountain. It was not cheap at about 65 euros per person. The Cable Car will take you up to more than half way up the mountain...More

1  Thank Isaac E
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The cable car takes you up the southern side of Etna. This current cable car was built after the 2002/3 eruptions destroyed the original. It’s a perfectly decent cable car, does seem a little expensive, but if they’re having to rebuild every x years then...More

1  Thank Philippa789
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

You can take the cable car from 1800mtrs to 2500mtrs: There a 4x4 shaky minibus will bring you the highest official observation point (this vary depending on vulcano activity). From there a guide will guide you though the official tour providing some basic explanations. You...More

1  Thank DEFE7275
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We were with a group travelling with Titan, and I had made enquiries beforehand, when I was told by the staff here we needed to book at least 24 hours before, otherwise we would not be going up Mount Etna. So I did book, but...More

1  Thank margaret w
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited mount Etna with my wife and our 9 month old son. We knew it would not be an easy task but we wanted to try. First: I am a regular skier and i know what a good lift is. This was a bad...More

2  Thank Konstantin T
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Mount Etna is still an active volcano and fortunately it was quiet on the day of our visit although a BBC camera crew had been forced to flee for their lives in February of this year when earth tremors indicated that the volcano was about...More

13  Thank TimWandMelG
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The line moves at a snails pace, but once to get passed that it’s great. The tickets for both the tram and the 4 x 4’s are 60 Eire each and worthwhile unless you are very young our just want to walk and walk and...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Funivia is a cable car, starting at 'Refugio Sapienz' (which is at about 2000 m)altitude and takes you up 500 metres (Etna itself is 3330 m). It seems safe and well maintained. The views you get are, of course, spectacular. Some reviews say it's...More

3  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I cannot understand the complaints. This is a unique chance to get close to the top of Europe's highest active volcano We drove to Sapenzia in a hire Fiat Panda - satnav gets you right there and the drive is easy. This trip then gets...More

12  Thank Geoff W
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maphil777
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Response from Konstantin T | Reviewed this property |
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Marky1970
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Response from TimWandMelG | Reviewed this property |
I usually try to book advance tickets for popular attractions but seem to recall we weren't able to at Etna. Either way, we went in October and had no problems getting to the top using the furnicular, 4X4s and guide just... More
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Shantanu G
20 March 2018|
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Response from Geoff W | Reviewed this property |
It is around 8 minutes and not high off the ground. I believe you should be fine
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