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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  • 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.
  • Only saw the mountains in the distance. I'm sure Etna is well worth a full visit. But all the tours we saw started from hotels within Catania so not viable for us as we'd booked to stay in Palermo for whole trip - this is 3hrs by train away from Catania.
  • guess who just ate the best fried chicken #KFC also its wednesday my dudes!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ;0 if you love vine clap your hands!!! i can hear it all the way from south detroit. thats right im a city boyyyyy, born and raised in SOUTH DETROIT!! congrats for being alive.... welcome to my ted talk but fr tho best HIZZUKING fried chicken in my 569 years on this floating rock
  • Love Mt Etna! Caught the cable car up and then the 4WD bus. Did a walking tour. Had a great guide and great experience!
  • World one of the oldest volcano since it old and active after 3000 years
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