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Mt Etna, Catania

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Europe's tallest active volcano, Mt 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 Mt Etna and discover more family-friendly attractions in Catania using our Catania trip builder site.
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  • Supposedly safe but there are online videos of people with bleeding heads who were caught out (no one died). Go with a tour but check they are professional, not just money-making. For example, where.....  more »
  • Mt. Etna is what drew me to visit Sicily and I was thrilled it did. I have visited several times and followed it's eruptions online when home. I stayed at Codavolpe an agritourismo. During one...  more »
  • Assuming that you are not going to hike all the way up (and it's long, steep and only for those who are experienced, especially at this time of year when you are almost certainly going to have to...  more »
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  • Know what ? It's just rude to rate a feature of nature.
  • love this place will go back one day
  • Was rather chilly, I did not pack my fleece as I expected it to be warmer. Would not recommend. I did like marshmallows though. They were also quite chilly.
  • Amazing views! A good spot for epic lightsabers battles and even better place to cut off your apprentices limbs and brood for a bit. 11/10 would have the high ground again
  • A wonderful experience, if you can go by car, renting a car its very easy and not expensive
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