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Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount...

Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount Etna, at 10,990 feet, is the most active volcano in Europe and the oldest recorded active volcano in the world.

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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch in a Local Farmhouse
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Mt Etna Off-Road Quad Bike

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Just saw it from the airport

We did not make it to the Etna but we saw it for a pretty while during our vacation in Sicily. We were lucky because there was a current eruption going on when we stayed there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We did not make it to the Etna but we saw it for a pretty while during our vacation in Sicily. We were lucky because there was a current eruption going on when we stayed there. The pictures of day and night that the Etna offered to us were breathteaking, a little bit frightening and a unique natural experience. What... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Just travelling in the area on way to another destination by car. We drove up to the top, taking in some splendid views on the way. We got out to explore at the tourist checkpoint and wandered about. As a family we had never been this close to a volcano before, our 16 year old son was impressed. We just... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

When you on way to Etna mountain you get impressed miles from it by dried old remaining of old lava and some old buildings which was destroyed by it. There is almost no green nature, all dark and grey land. Very impressive when you driving up by serpentine roads. Up there is more places where from was coming lava and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This is a fantastic sight if you have never been to a volcano. Just beware that it is much cooler at the top. Sit at the cafe and have a cappuccino.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Great experience. We drove to the tourist checkpoint where the shops and bars are. We were then able to walk where we wanted around craters or up towards the peak itself. The drive up was fascinating enough and you get up to a decent altitude on the self drive. Plenty of loose volcanic rock about. Amazing experience overall. No need... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

My 6 and 4 year old had been looking forward to going to etna. Unfortunately only 7 year olds and above are permitted beyond the first stage. Very disappointed.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We drove to Etna, up to the refuge at about 2000 metres height. Here there are a number of bars and souvenier shops to look around. Some of the stuff is tacky, though some is really rather creative. One of the shop owners happily pours out shots of the various liquors and alcohols they sell, fouco d'etna will make your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We struggled to find much practical information in advance so hope to provide some now... We drove in our hire car from Taormina, set off at 8ish with the intention of being ahead of the tour buses (and succeeded!). The drive to Refugio Sapienza took about an hour and was well signposted. There was plenty of parking (which costs 6... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Take a walk around craters and inside of them. This ancient yet active volcano looks like another world, even Stars Wars thought so!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

I went to mount Etna looking forward to experiencing an active vulkano. When I got there and got in line to go to the top one had to pay 62€ for cable car, and truck ride to the top and a guide(9€) at the top. Well nice cable trip, and decent truck ride, however at the top one walked in... More 

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