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Best activities to pair with Mount Etna

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!

Hike

Hike

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

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

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?

Palermo

Palermo

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.

Our insider 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 should I visit?
    10:00 - 23:00. Closed on Sundays.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information
    ** 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

Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 3,674 reviews

Very nice guide and interesting informations

We booked the sunset tour in the morning of the same day and enjoyed the perfect organization! We got a call where we were told when they are gonna pick us up and if we need trekking shoes. Our guide Daniele was more than punctual and very nice. We were the first ones who got picked up (in front of our hotel). We were 6 tourists in total and another guide, Roberta, who translated in french for 2 passengers. She was also very nice and helpful. The drive to Etnea was long, but absolutely worth it! At the first stop Daniele told us something about the formation of the volcano and we had a nice view. The second stop was a volcano cave. Together with Daniele's information it was very interesting. The next stop was the longest, where we had to walk a little bit over volcanic rocks - which was great (especially the craters). Then we had to hurry to catch the sunset, which we enjoyed a few minutes drive away. We would highly recommend the tour although there was not much time for taking pics.

Mount Etna Sunset Tour from Catania Reviewed by

The trip was amazing! We witnessed a superb sunset.

The trip was interesting, fun, and it allowed us to discover Etna’s mesmerising landscapes, as well as the delicious local culinary products. The tour’s logistics were well set in place. The car arrived at the hotel at the appointed time. Our guide, Salvo, was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and charismatic, answering all our questions and paying special attention to all the tour participants’ needs. We were also lucky enough to have clear skies, so we were able to watch the sunset from the top of one of the Silvestri craters, surrounded by very few other tourists. The colours were breathtaking and made the trip all worth it. It’s an experience that I would recommend to anyone coming to Sicily.

From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour Reviewed by

Guide was difference between a good day and a great day

Etna was natural and beautiful and a bit of a challenge scaling, but well worth the effort . Toarmina was beautiful and the Amphitheatre is a real treasure. However the was made really great due to our guide and driver, Michael. He was very friendly, informative and gave good advice and tips about both parts of the trip. He was very punctual and gave us plenty of time and notice st Rach stop. Nothing was too much trouble and his conversation was also a nice distraction . Can’t give more praise fora great experience, Thanks Michael. From the Liverpool family

Exactly as described, nice easy peaceful walk of approximately 3hrs

Excellent walk for the novice trekkers. Exactly as described, nice easy peaceful walk lasting approximately 3hrs. All with the expert guidance of English speaking guide Giuseppe. Who was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. The history of Etna and the more recent happenings of Etna. It was our last day of the holiday and we are taking home some stunning memories and pictures. Many thanks guys.

Mount Etna: Soft Trekking in the Recent and Old Lava Flows Reviewed by

Excellent activities with great guide (Vincenzo)

Vincenzo was an amazing and passionate guide. We really enjoyed the excursion a lot! Everything was well prepared and went well, we highly recommend this agency for the tour! We also recommend to take the shoes they are offering (we did not want first) as you are going down on some sandy paths and your shoes are full of black sand.

Mount Etna Summit and Crater Trek Reviewed by

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