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Mount etna Do we have enough time?

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Mount etna Do we have enough time?

Hi we would like to visit mount etna and gole alcantara and after we are going to do shopping in auchen or etnapolis.at etna we would like to take the cable car only.Do you think we will have enough time to do all this in the same day?.we will have a driver all day with us and our hotel is at recenati giardini naxos.PLs can you tell me which is the better place that we will go first this day?

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1. Re: Mount etna Do we have enough time?

Some would spend an entire day at each destination, so you won’t have much time anywhere, but it is possible with a driver.

Since the hypermarkets are open the latest, end with shopping and begin with Gole Alcantara.

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2. Re: Mount etna Do we have enough time?

tks very much vagabonda another question pls if we will have 3 1/2 to 4 hrs in etna we will have time to take the funivia or it will not be enough time?

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3. Re: Mount etna Do we have enough time?

Prego jokama,

Yes, you will enjoy sufficient time on Etna with 3-4 hours.

You could walk the Silvestri Craters on your own, and then take the funivia.

The funivia only takes 15-minutes in each direction, €29,50.

http://www.funiviaetna.com/

You could also walk a bit on the mountain up at the top funivia station.

It’s not obligatory to have a guide for the funivia, but it is obligatory to have a guide for the jeep.

The jeep is also a 15-minute ride in each direction - Jeep with mandatory guid, €28.

The entire trek with the Gruppo Guide Alpine Etna would take 2-2,5 hours, and that would include the funivia, jeep, guide, and 40-minute trek, €57,50.

http://www.etnaguide.com/

So you see there are many stages to trekking Etna, and some you can do on your own, and some require a guide, but you certainly have allocated sufficient time to feel you have been on the volcano.

Enjoy!

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4. Re: Mount etna Do we have enough time?

Could you please help..will be staying at castelmola...how do i go to mount etna?

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5. Re: Mount etna Do we have enough time?

Welcome to Sicily AmberFerns!

That would depend on what you’d like to do on Etna, simply visit Rifugio Sapienza, serious trek the mountain....

But you could arrive by private tour, or with a guide, agroup bus tour, public transport….

The only public transport is the AST bus from Catania to Etna.

Taormina to Mount Etna trip:

tripadvisor.com/…50301797

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