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.
Tours to Mt Etna
$203 BOOK WITH VIATOR Etna Cable Car & Off Road tour to 2920 m + Afternoon in Taormina from Catania
Duration: 8 hours
$60 BOOK WITH VIATOR Trekking to the Summit Craters of Etna - Ashàra Volcanological Guides
Duration: 6 hours
Mt Etna reviews
We had amazing time! We visited Etna nord , because there aren’t any tourists there and the are some plants , trees. We started our trip at 7am by car, at 8am we’ve been in the parking lot, we... more »
Must-see in Sicily. The whole area is fantastic! I'd highly recommend to take a guided tour there, there is a lot information about the volcano and area around. A great place where you immediately... more »
Know what ? It's just rude to rate a feature of nature.
love this place will go back one day
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