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Address: Via Monte Etna 154, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
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Imagine walking on the moon

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
Ivan L
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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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 

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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 

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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.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I couldn't think of a better way to head to the top! The car was closed and they made sure to distribute the weight. I felt safe.

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Thank Maria P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Cannot be in Sicily without going to Mt Etna. The drive up the mountain and the extensive coverage of solidified mounds of lava are nothing short of impressive. The ride on the cable car was fun especially for our kids...but...the total cost of €102 for 2 adults and 2 kids felt like it was too much...considering that everything else inside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Whether tis nobler to part with €63 pp depends entirely on how much you like walking and steep ascents. If you walk you will need proper gear, boots, poles are handy, and you should be fit. We were up there in late August and it was near zero at the top (9650 ft approx), together with a bitter hail storm... More 

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