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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  • Piano Provenzano Etna North overlooking Sicily a snowshoe hike in the sartorius and 4 hours, plus a nice cabin experience in the silence of the mountain except the ROAR and smoke of the current eruption
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  • I think he's one of the nicest places you can visit and each of us, at least once in their life should do it. Every word would be superfluous, seeing is believing!
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  • Don't really need to add another title to admire and contemplate! Then trip Advisor requires me to write more, so I put in.una keyboard characters that never will be able to add more to the uniqueness of the place
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  • Beautiful location a must visit. Make sure you dress up very well is it will be freezing cold and take extra set of cloths with you or for the kids as if you end up playing in the snow your cloths will get wet. The view from top are amazing. Worth the visit for sure we will go again.
  • The most beautifull view and experience. I hiked 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.
  • Such a nice drive to the top and the view is incredible. You can plan a hiking trip to the summit, cable car rides, or just relax and have a beverage at one of the restaurants. Of course there are also places for excursions and to purchase souvenirs. A must see when visiting Catania.
  • this mountain is very beautiful and fascinating. very interesting to visit, especially the nature lovers. for those of you who want to visit this place prepare everything that is in need. for those of you who want to camp at night, prepare warm clothes, because the weather here is very cold. especially at night. also armed with candles or lighting lamps, such as cas lamps. prepare also sufficient food supplies. because here there is no food.
  • If you do have a rental car, go by your own. It is very easy to get there. And you don’t need a huge group around. Type Rifugio Sapienza into the gps and drive there. It is the station where the lift goes up to 2500 m. Buy the tickets at the station at 1900 m for the lift and the jeeps. It is 64€ each ticket but you get up to 2900 m very easy! There you can go around the craters. Unfortunately the weather was really bad. Rain and hail made us to go back after a short walk. Be prepared for it and take long clothes and a good jacket with you. It can be very rough within minutes ! But It was a real adventure and we can recommend this tour ! And at the moment NO lava! So don’t be disappointed !
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