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About Mount Etna, Catania

Mount Etna is an active volcano which is currently the tallest in Europe, standing high at 3,329 meters. It is also one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The volcano is spread over an area of 1,190 sq km, with a circumference of 140km at the base. It was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in June 2013. It has also been declared as a Decade Volcano by the United Nations.

Activities like hiking, mountain biking are available, a visit to Mount Etna is a must-take trip from Catania.

Mount Etna Information

  • Group tours and guided tours are arranged from Catania to the mountain.
  • Restaurants and eateries are available on the way, but it is best to pack your lunch.

Mount Etna Tickets Prices

  • Cable car ride costs 35 Euros.

Mount Etna Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open 24 hours, but visit the place as early as possible to enjoy this nature’s bounty.

How To Get To Mount Etna by Public Transport

  • Bus
  • Rented car

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Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy

Phone: +39-095821111

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Etna Trekking
View Deal Etna Trekking New on TripHobo Duration: 06:00 Hrs From USD 95.09/person

Mount Etna is the biggest highlight of Catania. Most tours take you through one or two caves or just help you see lava from a distance. With this tour, you will actually undertake various hikes where you will explore some of the best trails that are a part of Mount Etna. You will also enjoy panoramic views of the Bove Valley.   

Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour
View Deal Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour 8 Reviews | Duration: 6 hours From USD 62.34/person

See a different side of Sicily with this tour of Mt. Etna. This excursion journeys to old craters and lava flow caves, perfect for the adventurous kind. Enjoy breathtaking views and taste typical local products, all while on the highest active volcano of Europe.

Mount Etna Mountain BikeTour
View Deal Mount Etna Mountain BikeTour 2 Reviews | Duration: 7 hours From USD 78.65/person

This bike tour departs from Catania to Rifugio Sapienza (Etna). It is suitable for both sports bike enthusiasts and those who simply want to take a ride to discover the beauty of Eastern Sicily. All tours will be accompanied by a certificated mountain bike guide and our goal is to offer tours in complete safety and serenity.

Syracuse Ortigia and Noto Day Trip from Catania
View Deal Syracuse Ortigia and Noto Day Trip from Catania 10 Reviews | Duration: 8 hours From USD 105.3/person

This cultural excursion will allow you to visit classical monuments of Greek and Roman Syracuse in the archaeological park of Neapolis. From the archaeological park, the tour moves on to visit the Ortygia Island, the heart of Syracuse. In the afternoon, you will be visit the town of Noto, considered a true "open air museum."

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  • Don't expect real lava! :) other then that, it's a cool, windy place where you can take nice pictures, have a snack and buy souvenirs.

  • Fantastic place to visit. Takes you 3 hours or so with return to Catania or Taormina. To get all the way to the top you must add another 3 hours.

  • Travel to Mount Etna on the whiff of the bus drivers oily Rag! Part 1 Travelling to Mount Etna is a great trip, but it can cost you a packet if you take the tour using a tour Company with a guide, we were quoted 219 euro for two for the day Trvelling from Syracuse in Sicily. You can make it cheaper if you go from Taomina where the average price for two is 66 euro. Here is how to do the trip starting at 6 euro! Mount Etna itself is an active volcano not really a mountain at all, the last eruption was in 2008 and the lava cools pretty quickly, so don't expect to see any fireworks display. Still the trip is stunning. Etna itself is a world heritage listed site and is situated in a park area in between Catarnia in the south and Taormina in the North. Catrania is a commercial port town with very little going for it as a destination, so don't plan to spend any time there trying to see the sights. However you will need to travel there to take the trip. There are basically two trips, one is a train journey that skirts around the base of eta in a circular route, stopping at various towns on the way, a list of towns are shown below. This trip is well worth taking if you are not too active and want an easy sightseeing tour with visits to some pretty local towns on route. However I recommend the second option which is a bus which takes you to a small village called Ripenzo which is situated at 2900 metres above sea level about just over half way up the mountain. There is only one bus per day which leaves from the AST bus stop outside the railway station. It is a white AST bus and it leaves at 8-30 in the morning and returns at 4-30 in the afternoon, this is the bus to catch. You will need to purchase your tickets from the tabachi on the main road opposite the AST bus station, it is in Via Luis Revenga and you need to buy AST tickets to go from Catania to S. Ripenzo. Then go to the bus departure point around 8-15 am. There is absolutely no information regarding this bus at the bus station, but it is a white AST bus which should Say Etna at the bottom of the front windscreen. If you cannot see the destination on the bus ask the AST Driver for Etna at S. Ripenzo, make sure you don't just say Etna or he will send you on a wild goose chase to the Etna bus lines office a few streets back. The journey takes about 2 hours with a mysterious 20 minute stop in Nicolosi, still you can stretch your legs here. Upon arrival at S. Ripenzo jump off the bus. From here you have two options. There is a cabin situated right next to the spot where you get off the bus, which offers long walking excursions up the mountain taking about 5 hours, they call it the long tour. If you are game take this one, but prepared there is about 2 hours of stiff walking and it gets pretty cold up there, so take warm clothes and ladies, no high heels, you need walking boots for this one. If you do not have suitable clothes they will charge you for the hire. The trip costs 50 euro 60 if you hire the clothes. The tour consists of a cable car up to 3100 metres then by jeep plus a 2 hour walk up to a crater nera the summit at 3300 metres. Unless there has been a recent eruption, you are unlikely to see any action, not even smouldering. The next option they call the short tour, for this one you have to walk up to the cable car start point which is obvious to see, up the hill at the back of the excursion cabin. From here you can take the cable car for the short trip up to a plateau at 3100 metres which costs 27 euro or you can take the cable car plus Jeep and guide for a short trip up the mountain which will cost you 51 euro. My pick is none of these, for free you can see breathtaking views of the craters and surrounding scenery. From the excursion office, start walking around the road so that all the souvenir shops are to your right and you can see ahead of you the Silvestri bar and Bistro.

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  • Exciting place! The mountain of the mountains.

  • Amazing place, I felt like on the Moon 😊

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