Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna

Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna

Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
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Keng L
Homer Glen, IL1,674 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
We took a tour offered by our cruise ship of Mount Etna and Taormina. Went up the mountain to Crateri Silvestri where a restaurant is located. The craters are just behind the restaurant. Relatively easy walk up to the craters. Opposite the restaurant is a more challenging one where it is very steep.
Written 13 July 2023
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AprilForbes
Salisbury, UK1,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
What a fantastic experience being able to walk around the craters of Mount Etna.

A few days before, mount etna had erupted, so there appeared to still be ash clouds to see.

Remember to wear a jacket, no matter what the weather, it will be cold the higher you are.

I would so recommend a visit 😍
Written 30 June 2023
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India4,437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is an easy walk/hike not far from Rifugio Sapienza, where we were staying. It's possible to descend into the first crater, and also enjoy the views around. Getting to the second crater seemed more arduous and we gave that a pass.
Written 18 November 2022
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Laura Vardy
Grand Falls Windsor, Canada738 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Visited here during a tour from the Messina cruise port with Discover Messina Siciliy. The drive was over an hour long but it was worth it to see this unique and scenic landscape! Driving up the volcano was interesting; we even saw smoke coming from the volcano!
The craters of Silvestri are two inactive craters formed as a result of the Mount Etna eruption of 1892. They are about 1900 meters above sea level, but you could reach a higher elevation if you want. We were satisfied to spend an hour or so here walking around the craters. The climb was not difficult and this site is suitable for all ages. There is also a restaurant and store that sells souvenirs near by. We were told it would be very cold on the volcano but I was comfortable in my Capri pants and t-shirt in October month.
Written 8 November 2019
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Larry G
Des Plaines, IL309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Our tour included a bus ride up to view the Mount Etna area. The road was full of curves and turns, glad my motion sickness did not kick in. The landscape is volcanic rock, a little vegetation now and then. Viewed an abandoned residence that had been run over by a lava flow. Our bus left us off near the upper and lower Silvestri crater. If you feel ambitious climb the upper Silvestri trail for a great view of the area. The lower crater trail also provides nice views.
Restrooms are nearby.
There are a lot of tours for Mount Etna, so read what they cover and where they take you.
Be careful, It's easy to slip and fall so wear hiking shoes, bring suntan lotion and water.

If the honey truck is there, try some of the samples. The small jars of honey (various flavors) for sale make great gifts for those at home.
Written 7 November 2019
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kangelini
Hong Kong, China1,472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We drove up here after lunch at Gambino Winery. Was a nice walk and great views of Etna. We underestimated how cold it gets up here, make sure you bring your warm clothes!
Written 26 October 2019
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Stan S
Saint Louis, MO151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
First of all its a cool thing to do if your in Sicily I would recommend it. Now the practical stuff. Its a drive to get up to the "staging area" and if your renting a car, lots of switch backs and loops so its not for the faint hearted. Once at the staging area, you have a choice, you can cable car up half way, then transfer to a big old 4 wheel drive bus, then walk the rest of the way (we did this) or you can get a guide and walk the entire way ( would NOT recommend this unless you have experience hiking at altitude) or you can cable car help way and then hike. Keep in minds its colder at the top, can be windy and the air in thin. Still when the weather is clear its impressive. Yes there are overpriced tourist shops and the places to eat are not great but you're not going there for that stuff and you're naive if you think you will not find that kind of stuff in that kind of tourist local. Just to be clear, you can not just hike up there on your own, even if you hike, you'll need a guide. My advice lastly, wear layers, resasondy good walking for hiking shoes are also a plus.
Written 20 October 2019
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steve z
Nashville, TN893 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
A major bathroom stop for all buses visiting Mt. Etna .Overpriced food and drinks since they are one of the few provides.
Written 19 September 2019
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Magdalena
Stockholm, Sweden32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We went to the southern point of the Crater about 1 900 meters above sea level.

I would recommend to go there while visiting Sicily. It was a bit foggy the day we went there, but we still got a nice view over the vulcano.

Interesting experience since it was my first time visiting a volcano.

We took our rented car but you can also go there by bus if you like. I would recommend you to have good walking shoes on since the vulcano is steep at some parts.
Written 8 September 2019
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Jo M
Perth, Australia520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Mt Etna you climb 6500 feet, there are 4 craters and 220 vents. We stopped half way up for our ears to adjust.
Written 31 July 2019
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