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Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount Etna, at 10,990 feet, is the most active volcano in Europe and the oldest recorded active volcano in the world.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“cable car” (856 reviews)
“active volcano” (189 reviews)
“base camp” (40 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a must see and shouldn't be missed!! The moon like scenery is very special and unique. Take the whole day and explore. I was very much impressed.

Thank Corina O
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful natural experience which you can choose to walk or for a charge, use special trucks to follow a long path around the craters and volcano itself. It is still active and you can see at times flowing lava. Interesting, the walk is quite...More

Thank giovanni g
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is not often one gets to witness what the effects of a Volcano look like. Etna is a place to find out. Since there have been many eruptions, and recent ones, there is ample evidence of the destruction. Along the roadside are the hardened...More

Thank PAWMAW1983
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the organised trip from the holiday company. There was the option of only going to the start of the cable car or taking it up the mountain. Once there you transfer to very rugged buses to drive further up. Now depending upon recent...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like you would imagine the moon landscape, this volcano is stunning. The road up takes you past some of the lava flows that have happened over the years and the resulting destruction of buildings/roads in their path. We were on a tour bus which...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on an all day tour of the volcano. First we rode in the regular car up to the 2000 meter elevation. Then we rode the Funicular (electric sky tram) up for 500 more meters. Then big special trucks took us another 500 meters....More

1  Thank KananaskisJoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cloudy. Up to the first stop at the craters it was OK & wish we had stopped off here. Took the cable car up to the next stage & didn't see a thing. Decided not to go any further. Those who did didn't see...More

Thank Sheila J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour bus from Messina to Mt. Etna and got some great photos. We went thru a number of small villages and had wine and snacks at a local restaurants. We went to the last lava flow where a trailer with local honey...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Mount Etna on a Sunday in November. We were lucky for the good weather. It is still cold but awesome experience. We took the AST bus from Piazza Giovanni XXIII. We thought we had a guide on board when a man called Sebastian...More

Thank GeanTi1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its also very cold up top so take a coat. Drove to base camp where a cable car can take you higher. That bits expensive at 63euros. There is a gift shop with free samples and a cafe.

Thank Stuart_Donald
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Karin H | Reviewed this property |
You can arrange trips to Mount Etna everywhere. probbably your hotel can help you. Be sure to be there as early as you can, because it is very busy! Take a trip all the way to the top. It is expensive ,€63,- pp , but worth... More
Karmen H
15 November 2017|
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Response from Marina0071 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would go up to Point Sapieza and take a cable car. It looks quite steep, plus it is made from a black volcanic rock so I woudn't walk unless you have proper shoes and are accustomed to these type of walks. I would have... More
Sorin M
13 November 2017|
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Response from Brieze66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorin, I am sorry I don't know about the cable cars, but I would be very surprised if you could go on the 25th December! I would just say that you should expect it to be very cold on the top of the mountain in December... More