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Circumetnea Railway

Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 541111
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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride
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Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 541111

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Most of the passengers seemed to be locals going and coming from their homes, schools, and workplaces. In the old train you can let down the window to take better photographs. It is a well run operation. The Borgo train station was not marked on...More

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was best of Catania. Found Circumetnes quite easily. At the metro station Borgo. It was quite cheap. Around 15 euro per person to Randazzo. The timetable changed for the winter season. Do stay to the window facing the mountain to fully enjoy its architectural...More

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are staying in Catania, you can walk to the Circumetnea station. It's just off Via Etna. Look for it behind the underground metro station. The fare is cheap, about six euros. That will get you most of the way around. Then, to return...More

Thank NoliesNanaimo
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We got on the old train at Giarre and the first leg climbing was nice. After Randazzo where we changed trains the view became spectacular because we could see the effects of the latest eruptions. When we got nearer to Catania it became less interesting....More

Thank Kees S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I took the recommendation of Mats L and did the trip anti-clockwise as the timetable seemed to work better that way. I took the train from Catania Centrale to Giarre-Riposto. As I had a bit of time I walked down to the FCE Riposto station...More

1  Thank LondonKiwi
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My dad planned this excursion and is helping with this review. We took a taxi (20 Euro one way) from our hotel to the Taormina train station. We then took a train to the Giarre-Riposto station - remember to validate your ticket on the platform....More

3  Thank ginals
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Having visited Catania a few years back I wanted to experience this journey through the little villages and towns near Mount Etna. I managed to convince my husband to come with me, as he is scared of heights. The train twists and turns through the...More

Thank Diane149
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We used our last full day (of our 9 day Sicily holiday), a Monday, to travel from Borgo (Catania) to Randazzo really just for the trip rather than the destination. I'm a seasoned independent traveller and good with I.T. but try as I may I...More

4  Thank bucketlistman2014
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We hopped on the train at Catania and went all the way round, joining the main line at Riposto, which was a lovely way to while away a few hours, looking at the scenery. The views of Etna are great and the surrounding areas, lava...More

1  Thank 23RUN
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do both train and Alcantara gorge so did just the Randazzo-Riposto return in a morning. Efficient and time table online is correct. Great views and sounds of the train

1  Thank Rachaelmai
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12 September 2017|
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Response from Warringtonian | Reviewed this property |
And where it's in tunnel, on the old surface route you mostly saw the backs of houses. Still more interesting than the tunnels... You can use google earth to see where it used to go!
Adrian K
8 April 2017|
Response from Steffen T | Reviewed this property |
I think it goes a handful of times per day. Time table not available online to my knowledge - perhaps in Italian. Check at the station is recommended