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Funivia dell'Etna

Via Monte Etna 154, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 914142
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Hints and tips for visiting Mount Etna (September 2017)

Mount Etna is still an active volcano and fortunately it was quiet on the day of our visit although... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
TimWandMelG
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Austin, Texas
It is a hoot once you get passed the line to pay for it

The line moves at a snails pace, but once to get passed that it’s great. The tickets for both the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Richard F
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Via Monte Etna 154, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Mount Etna is still an active volcano and fortunately it was quiet on the day of our visit although a BBC camera crew had been forced to flee for their lives in February of this year when earth tremors indicated that the volcano was about...More

3  Thank TimWandMelG
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The line moves at a snails pace, but once to get passed that it’s great. The tickets for both the tram and the 4 x 4’s are 60 Eire each and worthwhile unless you are very young our just want to walk and walk and...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Funivia is a cable car, starting at 'Refugio Sapienz' (which is at about 2000 m)altitude and takes you up 500 metres (Etna itself is 3330 m). It seems safe and well maintained. The views you get are, of course, spectacular. Some reviews say it's...More

2  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I cannot understand the complaints. This is a unique chance to get close to the top of Europe's highest active volcano We drove to Sapenzia in a hire Fiat Panda - satnav gets you right there and the drive is easy. This trip then gets...More

5  Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was high up on our list to do whilst in Sicily, so we were willing to pay the very high fee to go up Etna - however I still think it is very overpriced for what you get! The cable car was rather rickety,...More

Thank Madeline B
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

It's the only means of transport to reach 2.500 m. but it does not justify the price for it! It could cost 2 or 3 times less and the fact that it is the only way to get up, makes me think of a rip-off....

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you want to do Etna (which should be done), once you arrive at Rifugio Sapienza at 1900m amsl, by car and pay, you get to the mountain either by funicular or you walk to the top funicular station (2500m), then from there, you go...More

1  Thank Giorgio G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We decided to brave the weather after our meal and bought tickets for the cable car funicular to the 2,500 m altitude from 1290 m. We entered car 35, which rattled and the 'automatic doors did not really meet in the middle, there was a...More

Thank granmar
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is the easiest way to get to the highest viewing areas on Mount Etna. It is quite expensive for what it is (over 60 euros each). Cable car up, then a bus ride, then a 50minute walk around the craters. The air is thin...More

2  Thank Wikumj
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We bought the full excursion package this past August. I believe this package costed 63 euros a person and included: (1) the cable car, (2) the bus, and (3) the guided tour. We drove taking the Etna South approach where we were able to find...More

1  Thank Alexandra C
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FlyingTankCrew
21 February 2018|
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Response from julo972 | Reviewed this property |
The guides speek quite decent “continental” english :-) English. If there are enough of you you can ask for a “only english” group and save some time or get more attention. Good luck!
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Emanuel M
23 March 2017|
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Response from Ariana C | Reviewed this property |
there are busses that take u there. o was in winter it was leaving only in the morning around 8 am and returing evening 4:30
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Evelyn A
17 October 2016|
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Response from Ivan L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, through the Etna Nord center at Piano Provenzana.
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