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Mt Etna, Catania

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Europe's tallest active volcano, Mt Etna is a World Heritage site surrounded by a sprawling national park. The volcano is in an almost constant state of activity. It produces fertile volcanic soils that support the vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad surrounding plain. The national park encircling the volcano encompasses nearly 590 sq km (193 sq mi) and includes more than 20 towns. The park features snowy mountaintops, dense woods, and vast deserts of black lava. Due to the volcano's frequent and often dangerous activity, which is monitored by at least 100 seismic stations, this area is occasionally off-limits to tourists. Be sure to check for any current advisories before you make the trip. Arrange your visit to Mt Etna and discover more family-friendly attractions in Catania using our Catania trip builder site .
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  • Unmissable place to know if you go to Sicily. The landscapes are amazing and the experience is unforgettable.
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  • We took the tour with the Alpine and Volcano Guides that we recommend for kindness and competence. The tour, from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., consists of climbing up to 2920 meters above the height, first with the cable car and then with the appropriate 4x4 buses. The guide, Luciano di Marco, accompanied us along the various craters with explanations in Italian and English. We decided to make the descent up to the parking lot on foot always accompanied by the guide. The descent is very exciting, fun and not at all tiring. Alternatively, after visiting the various craters, you can descend by cable car.
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  • Know what ? It's just rude to rate a feature of nature.
  • love this place will go back one day
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