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“catania borgo”(25 reviews)
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Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely train ride through the small towns that lay at the base of Mount Etna. Take the train one way and return by regular train along the coast.

Thank Rita Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leaving the metro at Borga we soon found the fce. Tickets are very reasonable. The first section to Randazzo consists of urban sprawl; some lengthy underground sections but also excellent views of Etna, lava fields and valleys and mountains to the interior. A gap for...More

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked our car for free at Riposto station and bought tickets for the 9.15am train to Randazzo, return, €6.30 per person. Only 6 of us on at the start. Th train soon filled up. Very pleasant journey around the lower flanks of Etna, great...More

1  Thank JGandIG
Reviewed June 27, 2018

As we took ages to find thr station and get parked we missed the train going all thr way round and had to settle for a shorter journey to Adrano. However we got the obligatory views of Etna before the cloud hid it. Adeano staion...More

1  Thank Teuchter_11
Reviewed June 7, 2018

It's remarkable that such a narrow gauge line has survived to the present day and is well worth a ride. Fares (for someone from the UK) are remarkable value at just over £7.00 for more than three hours of travel. The downside is that the...More

5  Thank MartynH1960
Reviewed June 6, 2018

The start station Catania Borgo is up a hill and out of main Catania town; 45 minutes walk. The train arrived on time and was comfortable although a little dated. It is a normal public transport train for this area of Catania, it is not...More

1  Thank Ali M
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Getting to Catania-Borgo station is easy, parking your car is totally different story. Yes, you can get there by metro. But not from our hotel. We missed the train and had to take one train later. This train was a modern train with AC. Not...More

2  Thank Leapfrog1965
Reviewed May 18, 2018

We took the 11.30 train from Catania Borgo (took about 30 minutes to walk from centre Catania, but it's next to the metro station). 7 Euros for ticket to Riposto (the end of the line). We had to stop off at Randazzo as same train...More

3  Thank Linda G
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Got the anti-clockwise train from GIarre. Station and ticketing procedure a bit ramshackle, as was the train when it arrived. A fascinating glimpse of life on the slopes of the volcano with vineyards, orange groves and wild fennel growing everywhere. Etna's upper slopes were a...More

4  Thank AgentC53
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Go counterclockwise and sit on the left side of the train car. Start from Trenitalia Giarre-Riposto station, then follow the signs to the little, run-down FCE station. It’s also easy to find on Google Maps (or the excellent Maps.me app for those of us who...More

3  Thank Frank P
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Rita Y
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Ogy_Kovachev | Reviewed this property |
There are few sources and you may rely on them online. Look under the forums here on Trip Advisor. The table of the timeline on the station is very clear and no English version is needed. Enjoy!
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st11g
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Samcat1 | Reviewed this property |
It was warm in Catania in December -- 65-70F. The Mediterranean sun kept things warm(ish) even with the cooler winds blowing from the sea. I needed a windbreaker in the mornings and evenings. When you get closer to Mt Etna... More
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Haydn J
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Samcat1 | Reviewed this property |
I think I found the timetable on the internet and at the station. You need to buy the ticket for this train at the Circumetnea stations. I was directed to newsstands and tabbacci but none of them had tickets specifically for... More
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