Mount Etna, Catania

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Europe's tallest active volcano, Mount 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. Arrange your visit to Mount Etna and discover more family-friendly attractions in Catania using our Catania trip builder site .
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  • A majestic and imposing VOLCANO. Wonder of the world, I recommend everyone to visit it. Catania then is a town that hides considerable beads ... don't wait ... go for it!
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  • Catania airport and get off on the right guide, you can get maps and guidance from. Drive up to the parking lot there is no cable car from the parking lot to go ride can go up to 2500 or so. He could go on depending on the weather you can not.
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  • An impressive volcano with a good road going up to the resort area. Did not go up to the craters but wish I did. Thought the chairlift was overpriced but will use it next time as what's money anyway. ...  more »
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  • The most beautifull view and experience. I hired to the top. It might be quite cold and challenging. The view and the fresh Mountain air and walking on an vulcano is quite the experience. Best experience for me when travelling Sicily. If you go I recommend also visiting the city Bronte. Its a pistachio oriented Village which is also great to visit.
  • Whether you are in Sicily or planing to visit it, this year or next year, summer or winter, please include Mount Etna in your itinerary! Explore the dramatic landscape of this volcano and it's neighboring town of Taormina and set on the stunning coastline of Sicily! You don't need to book any tour guide trip! With just a car and little road planning (google maps) you can do this by yourself enjoying your time and no rushing. On the Mount you can go up by cable car which take you through the most steep part or you can walk up by yourself (depending on how fit your feel). Cable car coast €30 per person for about 10-15min and ones your are up you can decide if you want to take a huge (personal opinion) jeep/bus (another €30)to the top or just walk up. My advice is if you are physically capable of walking by yourself just do it! You don't need to be extremely fit or training for 6 months before going there. Is not easy for everyone but slowly walking up is what you need and the view is amazing, the landscape give your the feeling like you are on different planet and there's nothing like it!!!
  • Truly incredible experience. Hard to describe how dramatic the volcano, the landscape, the view is. Must see.
  • Fantastic day tour, the low clouds spoiled the day. Great local food and gifts on sale.
  • If you are in Northern Sicily, visiting the Etna volcano is a great one-day trip experience. You can trek, you can take a tour with a jeep, you can just drive up and look around. If you plan on trekking, always use a local guide !

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