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Funivia dell'Etna

Via Monte Etna 154, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
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A great way to visit Etna - could be great with more care

The place is packed with visitors and it is hard to get rid of the feeling of being just a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Omer, Israel
via mobile
Expensive for what it is

Unfortunately unless you are very fit and have a lot of time to climb Etna then you don't really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daryl M
London, United Kingdom
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Via Monte Etna 154, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is packed with visitors and it is hard to get rid of the feeling of being just a number. The ticket sellers might get you wrong information (funivia is closed for the winter and a bus will take you followed by us taking...More

Thank julo972
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately unless you are very fit and have a lot of time to climb Etna then you don't really have much choice but to use the cable car to get to the 2500m point of Etna. At 30 euros per person I think the cost...More

Thank Daryl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to visit mount etna but we're unsure about the best way to do it with 2 children (6 and 9). We wanted to avoid lots of walking since we didn't have the proper footwear and didn't really want to spend a fortune...More

Thank laura k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bisogna boicottare per far sì che abbassino i prezzi. Don't go to let the price drops down No irse asi que bajan los precios. Prezzi esagerati!

Thank Tonino G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The cable car service does what it says on the label: it ferries you from the Rifugio Sapienza via a number of vehicles (cable car, bus, snow-cat) so that you can have a slightly closer look at the top crater (NB you cannot go right...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

All in all, a ticket from Rifugio Sapienza on the chair lift, as well as the 4WD with a guide works out at €63. However, if you are even vaguely interested in experiencing Etna, you had to suck it up and do it. We loved...More

Thank mitch29685
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We (myself and my two teenagers) just visited Mount Etna and thought it worth narrating our experience as, while there are a _lot_ of reviews here, none of them quite gave the information we needed. 1. You can drive to Refugio Sapienza and park for...More

5  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

the cable car , the bus later and the guide who explain in good English the Etna volcano was very good .The guide took his time to explain in details the functioning of the volcano and especially the last eruption in April . The trip...More

Thank ghorayeb
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I'm very glad that we went up Etna - Europe's 4th highest peak. Having stayed at Taormina and watched the view constantly change, you just have to get up a little closer to this brooding giant. We drove up to Rifugio Sapienza, the base station...More

Thank UrsaMinorDwarf
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Is the only company that would let you climb the Etna volcano without letting you sweat. But the price is high (63€ per person). Price include: cableway from 1,900m (where the parking is) up to 2,500m + bus from 2,500m to 2,900m + guided tour...More

1  Thank bertolugo
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Emanuel M
23 March 2017|
Response from Ariana C | Reviewed this property |
there are busses that take u there. o was in winter it was leaving only in the morning around 8 am and returing evening 4:30
Evelyn A
17 October 2016|
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Response from Ivan L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, through the Etna Nord center at Piano Provenzana.
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Tiffany D
28 June 2016|
Response from Rasputin21 | Reviewed this property |
The tours run each day. It is via a cable car so it runs as long as the weather holds. If there are eruptions and high winds then it is unlikely that the cable car will run. The overland part will also be dependent on the... More