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Trip to Etna / Circumetnea Railway

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Trip to Etna / Circumetnea Railway

We are staying in Letojanni - a couple with a 3 year old child - mid-June. What is the best way to visit Etna from there? And would it be possible to take a trip on the Circumetnea Railway from Letojanni?

Thanks

Here & There
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1. Re: Trip to Etna / Circumetnea Railway

Welcome to Sicily KateinCastle!

You might appreciate one of the group bus excursions (transport included) to Etna that departs from the Taormina area.

http://www.interbus.it/Escursioni.aspx

The only public transport to Etna is the AST bus that departs from Catania via Nicolosi, and returns to Catania in the evening. You would take an early morning train from Letojanni to Catania, and then take the AST bus from Catania to Etna.

http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/

The Circumetnea departs from Catania Borgo, but the bit from Giarre to Bronte is most attractive, so perhaps take the train from Letojanni to Giarre, and begin in Giarre.

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Vagabonda

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2. Re: Trip to Etna / Circumetnea Railway

Thank you, that's really useful.

The train to Giarre might be the best option for us - I didn't realise there was a railway station in Letojanni.

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3. Re: Trip to Etna / Circumetnea Railway

Prego KateinCastle,

Yes, there's a train station in Letojanni.

You could then take the train from Letojanni, and arrive in Giarre-Riposto in half an hour, and switch to the Circumetnea.

Vagabonda

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