Mount Etna

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  • Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +39-095821111
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Educational Site, Family And Kids, Volcano

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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Mount Etna

  • Cable car ride costs 35 Euros.

Mount Etna Hours

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

How to Reach Mount Etna

  • Bus
  • Rented car

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  • Mount Etna Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Mount Etna Contact Number: +39-095821111
  • Mount Etna Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Mount Etna(preferred time): 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mount Etna: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Catania include Mount Etna in their plan

  • 66.47% of people start their Mount Etna visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Mount Etna

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Etna

People normally club together Monastero Dei Benedettini and Circumetnea Railway while planning their visit to Mount Etna.

People also prefer to start their day with Mount Etna.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Mount Etna Reviews & Ratings

  • A three-day weekend in Taormina, a must visit to Etna Beautiful!!! Of course, but I would rather advise you to visit Etna on the north side. The road from Milo is breathtaking with a breathtaking view of Etna and at the arrival also a quieter departure for excursions and shops

  • Wonderful place to visit but make sure you book tours ahead of time and check the weather forecast on the day. Try stay around the area and bring lots of layers. Weather changes quickly.

  • We book a 6 hours volcano tour from Etna company. It’s totally worthy. The tour guide will tell you everything about the Mt. Etna. The trip really costs you a lot of energy. Up and down. The view from the top is amazing.

  • What an absolutely spectacular experience! It doesn't come cheap: €30 for a return on the suspended cable car which will take you to see the most fascinating landscape ever, and close to the main volcano craters. Another €35 if you want a ride to the bottom of the main volcano crater, otherwise it's about 30 minutes walk on a good set of lungs. The experience is priceless though, the landscape is desolate and moon-like, but black. Worth doing once in your life time, and worth paying at least the €30 to use the cable car. Wear comfortable clothing for hiking, from your shoes to your t-shirr, but don't forget that it can go up to almost 3000 meters.

  • Another world. Take the bus ride all the way to the top it is totally worth it. You can get the tickets when you buy your pass for the cable-car. If you want to climb all the way to the top leave early in the morning because they let you climb to 3300 only in the morning. Check the weather before you go .. there is a life camera stream from the top of the mountain. Ps there are tons of food options when you get to 1900 m / the base / so don’t go crazy packing . Bring warm clothes. The weather can change really quickly.

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