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Address: Via Monte Etna 154, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy

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We wanted to see the snow and thus we needed the services of the Funivia dell'Etna. It is not cheap as it costed us €110 but it is a nice experience. Also we had 4 coupons thanks... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to see the snow and thus we needed the services of the Funivia dell'Etna. It is not cheap as it costed us €110 but it is a nice experience. Also we had 4 coupons thanks to our B&B Notti e Dintorni which we used to get free snacks and beverages at 2500m. And it is very useful since... More 

Thank Etienne E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there early Jan and I got a full winter experience. Plus a nice view, a good explanatory guide tour.

Thank Ariana C
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Amazing way to reach a moonscape! Once up, you could take the jeep tours, but actually you can just hike yourself: we did a bit with 2 young children & had a great time. They loved finding rocks, writing their names in the lava, and walking on the volcano. We went early in the day and although there was cloud... More 

Thank ElleMHNick
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We took the cable car to the mountain station for a hefty 30 € and decided not to take the buses because we had small children and were advised against it by the personnel. Instead they recommended a 10-minute walk (which turned out to be more like 30 minutes) to view the nearest crater. Wherever you go, you walk on... More 

Thank Ivan L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went on a day that looked questionable weather wise. It was cloudy at the base but cleared as we went up the mountain.If it is rainy would not attempt to do this. the cable car was expensive but worth the amount for the trip.

Thank KHA8
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Well, you really can't visit Sicily without including a tour of Mount Etna. We had hired a car so had a great drive up to Rifugio Sapienza where the cable car is located. Parking must be paid for, but there are no ticket machines, so you pay at any of the many retail outlets - not obvious! You can buy... More 

Thank ssomeinre
Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you pay for an excursion to Mt Etna make sure it includes the cost of the cable car and 4x4 vehicle that will take you nearer the top. Otherwise, you will be taken to a car park two thirds of the way up and you will have to pay an extra 63.00 euros PER PERSON to get the cable... More 

Thank Alan1Bangor
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Mt Etna is probably a must see, however, if you are prepared for the adventure you will enjoy it much more. If you are driving there is plenty of parking. Once you arrive you need to purchase a ticket on the chair lift, €30 gets you up to the first stage. An additional €33 includes the bus ride to... More 

Thank JonNewport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Take the cable car and the buses afterwards to reach out to 3000 m... The views are amazing and you see beautiful craters. From some of them there is still a steam coming up. Amazing views!

Thank Sergey P
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

At 63 euros a person this is an expensive excursion, but it was fabulous! We were concerned we wouldn't be able to see much because of cloudy conditions, but the clouds parted long enough for us to see into the crater and to the top of the South peak. It seems like the mountain is clearer in the morning so... More 

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