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Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount...

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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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch in a Local Farmhouse
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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour

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Great at the end of the season for sightseeing

The roads are open, the skiers have gone, thenwether is warming. It's a great place to,visit. You can walk on the snow up to some of the lower craters and get a molten chocolate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The roads are open, the skiers have gone, thenwether is warming. It's a great place to,visit. You can walk on the snow up to some of the lower craters and get a molten chocolate in one of the cafes - with NO crowds

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Vire-Normandie, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow! Amazing trip up to Etna, road is narrow in places, watch for pot holes!!, lots of photo opportunities, especially the larva rock! Cable car was 30€ each, then 48€ for a ride higher in the snow tracter if you wanted. The views were great, choose a good day, we checked weather forecast everyday as it does change. You need... More 

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Province of Messina, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Etna often is full of natural snow until April and if you like ski, skiing the Etna is unique because you ski between the smoke of the volcano and the blue of the sea and between the ancient craters. The skiresort of Etna Nord-Linguaglossa is about 40 minute far away from Taormina by car. The other ski resort is Etna... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When i went to Sicily, down there, near the sea, it was 31 degrees Celsius, a perfect summer day. When they told us we gonna see the Etna volcano i was so happy : another famous destination i haven't seen yet. Up there, near the volcano, 2 suprises : 5 degrees in August, very cold and fog (or clounds?). But... More 

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Tel-Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a tour organized by our B&B and it was gorgeous to wander around there in the snow. We had a great time.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Access to this active volcano is terrific. We just took the cable car and walked a bit further with an awesome guide from Etna tribe. Was a very memorable experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go alone have proper shoes, jackets and a lot of time. It is a unique place. Take a lot of pictures. Make a restaurant reservations, you will be hungry after spending a day climbing.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just visited Mt Etna with a professional guide. The tour involved driving up to the mountain ski area, and walking around to see the various craters, having a snack in the main lodge, and then combining this with a meal and wine tasting at the famous Gambino Winery.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My word, where to begin? It is one of Italy's most famous active volcanoes, which has erupted several times in the last 20 years, completely covering the region in magma. Nevertheless, if you're brave enough, this is one of the best takeaways of Sicily. I made certain to take lots of photos of the various craters (including the Cratere Silvestri),... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ran a half Marathon up to the summit and around part of the rim...Amazing! If you can take a tour, you will be talking about it for the rest of your life!

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