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Drive to Mt Etna

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Drive to Mt Etna

Is it possible to drive to Mt. Etna? We will be staying Taormina.

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1. Re: Drive to Mt Etna

Yes Charlene51 -

Zafferana Etnea and Nicolosi are the gateway towns to Mount Etna and Rifugio Sapienza. There is a loop you can drive on the volcano from one to the other via Rifugio Sapienza where the Etna funivia is located - Rifugio Sapienza is the highest point you can drive on the mountain.

http://www.funiviaetna.com/

Estimate about an hour an a half for the drive from Taormina to Rifugio Sapienza via Zafferana Etnea.

Vagabonda

Edited: 03 March 2013, 23:41
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2. Re: Drive to Mt Etna

More specifically....

Taormina is 37 km from Zafferana Etna and it would take 00h47 to drive.

Zafferana Etnea is 19 km from Rifugio and it would take 00h36 to drive, so 01h23 in total.

Estimate 01h20 from Taormina to Rifugio Sapienza (Cantoniera dell'Etna) via Zafferanea Etna.

Nicolosi is 19 km from Rifugio Sapienza and it would take 00h33 to drive.

Vagabonda

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