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Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

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Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

We are planning a weekend in Taormina in the of April. Is there any direct public transport to mount Etna, and is it too far? Do you think it's worth a visit, since we're only staying in Taormina for 3 days.

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1. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

Depending on your interest, Etna is surely worth a visit!

The only direct public transport to Etna is an AST bus from Catania via Nicolosi.

You might however consider the group SAT bus tour, which is essentially transport from Taormina to Rifugio Sapienza.

www.satgroup.it/excursion_en.asp?cod=3&ex=s

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2. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

thanks for the info :) I just read some other good reviews , where Davide was mentioned , and all say he's a great tour giude. What do you think ?

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3. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

Davide is a great guide!

Decide if you just want transport from Taormina, or if you'd like a service with guide like Davide from Taormina.

Perhaps of interest for some background information as well....

Decent/Cheap tours to Mount Etna :

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k5404…

How to see Mt Etna cheaply ?

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k5597…

But surely if the weather cooperates, Etna is a great experience!

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4. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

thanks again !

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5. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

Enjoy - All good options!

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6. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

We are planning on going to Sicily in June and are staying in Taormina, we have 2 young kids,one is 5 years and the other 17 months, what is the easiest way of reaching Etna, and would you advise a guided tour. Is it possible to take a pram part of the way up, and could the 5 year old walk the rest of the way?

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7. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

Welcome to Sicily TaniaNicolson!

Will you hire a car?

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/

Rifugio Sapienza is the furthest you could go with a pram, but you could certainly walk the Silvestri Craters and take the funivia with your children.

Etna with a 5 year old child:

tripadvisor.com/…48599996

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8. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

Hi there! We will be in Catania on Tuesday and plan to go to Mount Etna on the 8.15 bus. I had hoped also to see Taormina - is there a bus from Rifugio Sapienza / Nicolosi to Taormina? If we do manage to get to Taormina, is there a bus that can bring us back to Catania that evening?

Thank you!

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9. Re: Is there any direct transport from Taormina to Etna ?

Welcome to Sicily ElizabethPVW!

Unfortunately not – The once daily AST bus from Catania to Etna via Nicolosi is the only public transport to Etna, so you would return to Catania, but the AST bus doesn’t arrive back in Catania until 18.30.

There are AST runs from Nicolosi to Catania, but you would have no way to get from Rifugio Sapienza to Nicolosi.

CATANIA - MASCALUCIA - NICOLOSI - BELPASSO - MASCALUCIA - CATANIA

aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/opencms/opencms…

And if you mean next Tuesday, 1 May, 1 May is a national holiday with limited public transport- Here’s the schedule between Catania and Taormina.

www.interbus.it/Orarietariffe.aspx…

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