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Mount Etna is only the highest volcano in Europe, looming over the Italian island of Sicily. Here are some other things you can do while you're in the region to boost your visit!


More advanced hikers can get to the top in about about five hours. From there you'll be able to see Sicily's beautiful geographical formations, such as the Alcantara Gorges.

Silvestri Craters

A long way down from Etna's summit, this is an easy visit for those who may feel they're not up to the task of going right up to the top. There are tours going by bus.

Wine Tasting

Sicily is renowned for its wonderful vineyards and wine production - so what could be better than sampling some local libations as you wind down after your trip up Mount Etna?


Get a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Palermo and explore the biggest city in Sicily. Admire villas and gardens, Zisa Castle and the cathedral.

Mount Etna: Our Tips

What should I wear?

Decent hiking boots are a requirement, as well as comfortable clothes that won't get too stuffy in warm weather. You may also want to bring a scarf or similar to breathe through, as sulfuric fumes intensify as you reach the top. Sunscreen is a must, too.

When should I go?

For the hike, definitely March to September - in the winter there's sometimes snow, and it turns into a ski paradise! Get there in the morning so that you reach the top at midday for the sunniest view - it's worth the early start.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    10:00 - 23:00. Closed on Sundays.
  • What is the price?
    Free to look at from the outside. Prices vary based on what you'd like to do.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    From Catania, take the AST bus. From the A18, go to Rifugio Sapienza. From Taormina, take the SAT shuttle.
  • Additional tips
    ** Check weather conditions in advance. Webcams to the summit, available at some locations, can rule out a trip. | Dress appropriately for the weather and make sure you have comfortable shoes!*

What People Are Saying About Mount Etna

Picturesque vineyards, great wine, great company, professional guide

We visited three small wineries, each surrounded by picturesque vineyards. The autumn sunshine helped make some good photos. The group of about 10 was split between two minibuses and was just the right size. The tastings (a white and a red at each winery) were hosted by the guide, himself a professional sommelier, and who gave us some great tips. Somewhat surprisingly, none of the wineries actually tried to sell us any of their products!
Mount Etna Wineries Tour from Taormina Reviewed by Ian, 10/12/2016

We only had one day in Sicily and it was everything we hoped for!

We loved the wine at both places, but at the Don Saro we felt like we were with family. We really like Paulo, the tour guide, and now he is our Friend. Thank you so much for a great day in Sicily!
Wine Tour around Mount Etna Reviewed by Diana, 10/07/2016

Perfect day with max. valu & grt group vibe due to stellar Franco!

Pick-up and delivery in safe hands of Sicily's best guide, ever! Etna time was equally educational and entertaining, the organic products tasting was super and free time at Taormina was relaxing and the perfect end of the perfect day! Just do it.....

Guide was very engaging and knowledgable

Brilliant - guide was very knowledgable and gave us great overview of the science and history of volcano. Great day out.

Excellent guide- really looked after us all.

This was a very interesting and enjoyable day visiting Etna and Taormina. Our guide was very knowlegable and had excellent languages. He went out of his way to make the day positive for every member of the group.
From Catania: Full-Day Mount Etna and Taormina Tour Reviewed by Caroline, 09/11/2016

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