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Mt Etna, Catania

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Must see · World heritage site · Volcano · Mountain
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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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  • Mount Etna is a must do when in Catania! We got up super early to get the public bus there, it was only 6.20euro return so super cheap compared to some trips. We arrived at Etna at about 10am, and... 
    Mount Etna is a must do when in Catania! We got up super early to get the public bus there, it was only 6.20euro return so super cheap compared to some trips. We arrived at Etna at about 10am, and...  more »
  • Etna was actually erupting when we visited. This meant that the coach trip after the cable car travelled less far than it did last time we visited. The cable car ride, while pleasant will not take... 
    Etna was actually erupting when we visited. This meant that the coach trip after the cable car travelled less far than it did last time we visited. The cable car ride, while pleasant will not take...  more »
  • Great views and superb live volcanic action in the evenings. Impressive overview over the beachfront from Giardini Naxos and surrounding areas. Amazing to see the lava pouring out - sorry my pics... 
    Great views and superb live volcanic action in the evenings. Impressive overview over the beachfront from Giardini Naxos and surrounding areas. Amazing to see the lava pouring out - sorry my pics...  more »
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  • Was there a few years ago. A must see .
  • Its hot and I nearly fell in The magma!
  • Must-see position on Sicily!
  • My dad fell in the mountain and died.
  • Great but a bit hot right now...

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