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Monte Etna, Catania

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Europe's tallest active volcano, Monte Etna is a World Heritage site surrounded by a sprawling national park. The volcano is in an almost constant state of activity. It produces fertile volcanic soils that support the vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad surrounding plain. The national park encircling the volcano encompasses nearly 590 sq km (193 sq mi) and includes more than 20 towns. The park features snowy mountaintops, dense woods, and vast deserts of black lava. Due to the volcano's frequent and often dangerous activity, which is monitored by at least 100 seismic stations, this area is occasionally off-limits to tourists. Be sure to check for any current advisories before you make the trip. Plan your visit to Monte Etna and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Catania trip builder.
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  • Visit Mount Etna, the volcano par excellence, is an experience that travelling in Sicily cannot miss. Is the slope of Nicolosi and Linguaglossa offer many attractions, both summer and winter.
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  • Very disappointed, the day of our visit it was snowing and it was impossible to take the cable car and vehicles for s close to the volcano. Impressive nevertheless seen from Catania. We will come back, but more in hivers.grand parking, souvenirs shops, bar, health.
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  • Beautiful place. Spectacular view. Unique in the world. I recommend it to everyone. Definitely will be back to visit this amazing place
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