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Circumetnea Railway

Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 541111
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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride
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“catania borgo” (18 reviews)
“main line” (10 reviews)
“lava fields” (8 reviews)
Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 541111

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

This trip can be a nightmare. From Borgo/Catania station the train climbs for about 1 1/2 hours largely through tunnels - yes tunnels. You see nothing. Where it does emerge briefly all you will see is an industrial landscape, housing and roads. If you are...More

1  Thank cctlgw
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I started in Catania town on the metro - the ticket machine allows you to book the whole trip (including the metro) by pressing the "next station" button till you reach the maximum €7.90 single fare. At Borgo station, there's a station cafe - stock...More

4  Thank Warringtonian
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It is a very different experience traveling by train round a volcano. The different views are interesting, the flora growing amongst the lava is beautiful. The cost of the full journey is really reasonable and as you can get off and on at different towns...More

3  Thank Susan O
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Travelling by Metro to Borgo station where change seamlessly to the Circumetnea. A single ticket on the Metro costs 1 euro. In the surface level station by a oneway ticket to Giarre for about 8 euros. This is a single track, narrow gauge railway, It...More

5  Thank George D
Reviewed 26 February 2017

amazing views of etna and a great way to see siciian countryside and towns, start in catania borgo and return from riposto, visit randazzo on way round.

1  Thank mic61617
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Fabulous ride from Station Borgo in Catania to Randazzo with great scenery. We could see most of Etna but moderate clouds cover precluded the storybook view. The train goes through urban, rural, and wilderness areas. On board staff was wonderful, especially in shepherding us to...More

1  Thank Kairho1
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was a single unit and there were few other passengers. The journey was very interesting being a sit was an active volcano. Plenty of lava to be seen and some great views. Sadly, due to a computer problem, we have lost all of the...More

1  Thank bomphs
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Took the train from Paternò to Randazo and back. Had 3 hours for lunch etc in Randzo. Highly recommended trip

Thank Steffen T
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very nice way to see the lava fields and wineyards on the slopes of Etna in a pleasant pace. Try to go "anticlockwise" and start at Giarre as this part of the railway only have a few departures per day. It consist of 3 parts:...More

5  Thank Mats L
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We walked up via Etnea to Borgo station and bought a ticket to Riposto for about 9 euros. Our single coach train stopped many times as it circled Etna as it is very much a local commuter train. After about half an hour we left...More

4  Thank popsExeter
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Adrian K
8 April 2017|
Response from Steffen T | Reviewed this property |
I think it goes a handful of times per day. Time table not available online to my knowledge - perhaps in Italian. Check at the station is recommended