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We drove up from Taramina in our hire car, simple drive? Haha NO. Driving in Sicily is crazy, there are no rules... so i would no recommend it. That aside.
We got the 4x4 up to the top, and it's the best way as walking...More
We have been on Mt Etna once before but many years ago and then it was by four wheel drive up to near the top and then a walk over the lava to gaze down into steaming craters emitting sulphurous odours. Now much lower down...More
Close to the Sapienza Lodge, where all the guided tours start, these small craters are a great preview of what you are going to see on Mount Etna, or a nice ending of your excursion. Easy to hike, great also for children, you have a...More
We were lucky - perfect weather and a very good guide who was friendly and very knowledgeable. The drive up seems very good value. Once up and shown around the craters - which are not at the summit - no-one is allowed up there it...More
There is a funicular (ski lift) kind of thing that will take you, for 50 euros, higher up, but I opted to hike down to the lower craters. It is challenging going down (be prepared for dirt in your trainers) but true murder coming back...More
Have hiked St. Helen’s in the US and Mt.Teide including its ‘nostrils’.
This one is the easiest to reach in comparison however most impressive. The view in front of you from up there is the unfolding history of a volcano and the equilibrium of man...More