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Etna with Children

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Etna with Children

It is our intention to go with 3 children to the Etna in the week from August 26 till 23. Last year we were at the Vusivius which was a 20 min walk from the parking lot to the crater. If I understood clearly from previous posts this wouldn't be the case at Etna. I noticed a kind of tour for Eur0 58 per person and wonder if the same tariff is appliacable for our children by the age of 10 - 8 and 6 years old.

Furthermore I would be interested in possible alternatives.

Harry

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1. Re: Etna with Children

Etna is very cold, even in summer, so dress in layers – fleece, windbreaker, sturdy shoes, and sunglasses.

Etna is a much more serious trek than Vesuvius.

You would have several options.

Drive to Rifugio Sapienza and just walk the Silvestri Craters - free!

Only take the funivia (about 15 minutes) - €26,50

Funivia dell'Etna:

http://www.funiviaetna.com/index.aspx

Take the funivia (15 minutes), 4X4 (about 20 minutes), and short trek (about half an hour) - €49,50

Take the funivia (15 minutes), 4X4 (20 minutes), and long trek to the highest craters (about 5 hours) - €60.

Not aware of reduced rates for children, but will check for you.

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Etna with Children

There are reduced rates for children up to 10 years of age.

The funivia only would cost €13,50.

The funivia, 4X4, and short trek would cost €29,50.

Vagabonda

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3. Re: Etna with Children

Hello Vagabonda

Many thanks for your reply on this and the previous posts I will start making a provisional planning with the input you have given.

Harry

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