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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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If you take an Etna excursion you will be surprized because of the landscapes and the people that will conduct this andventure.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

If you take an Etna excursion you will be surprized because of the landscapes and the people that will conduct this andventure.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

What a great experience! Tour was booked through SAT tour operatives who were very helpful upon booking.They advised us that we could hire walking boots & warm/wind proof jackets at the top of the cable chair.Definitely needed both as although it was a lovely clear day the terrain & wind at 3,000 metres required suitable clothing. Amazing views,excellent guide who... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We took the all terrain vehicle up to the calderas at 2100 meters. We couldn't go to the top due to weather issues, but it was high enough to get a real sense of the power of a. volcanic eruption. The landscape is foreboding and sobering. Definitely worth seeing.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Place "must to visit" if you are in Sicilia. We went by local bus to 1900 m point. After we took cable car 30 € per person and it took to around 2800 m point. You can take 4×4 bus for 30 € and drive up to highest point of Etna, near craters, but we was walking. It wasn't easy... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Using the services of an Etna Tour from Taormina, this trip worked out very well. Coach to funicular station, then shortish funicular rise, followed by jeep-bus ride to craters. The guides on the crater, we were warned were there more for safety than interpretation, but this seemed inaccurate, our guide was very well informed and shared his knowledge. Worthwhile but... More 

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Overmere, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Beautiful area, great to see how the lava flows have a path between the woods. Unfortunately we were too late to go even higher and closer with the shuttle.

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Taormina, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Today - 28th September 2015 it is pouring rain in Taormina - one of the beautiful towns in Sicily. We booked a Mount Etna tour yesterday with SAT - Sicilian Airbus Travel. Today when we saw the rain in Taormina, we tried to contact SAT regarding conditions at Mt Etna. We were told that it should be clear, so we... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

A must if you visit Sicily: a beautiful and equally harrowing insight into the destructive forces of nature! Whilst we were visiting, at one point we were surrounded by smoke: some beautiful photographs were obtained! Also, the people who own the shops at the visitor centre are very friendly.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

As we had a hire car we drove up to Piano Provenzana where we could park for free and book onto a guided walk and 4x4 bus ride, which took us up from 1800m at the car park to 3000m! We then walked up the 300m to the summit, peered over the edge through the sulphur rich air down into... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

If you have a car, drive up to the base of the mountain, if you don't, you will have to take a bus, ask your hotel for info. We had a car. About one hr from taormina. The road to the mountain is not the easiest especially bc it was very foggy but beautiful. When you get to the base,... More 

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