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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!



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?



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 2,431 reviews

Martell was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

I was overwhelmed by the facts and geography surrounding volcanoes. All my preconceived notions pertaining to volcanoes were ousted and replaced with facts which I found so interesting. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the excursion. (Perhaps the chair lift should be included in the excursion)

An amazing experience showcasing mount Etna and the its craters

A big highlight during our stay in Catania. The transport was easy and comfortable. Our guide was really friendly and informative. He showed us all the great spots and have us enough time to explore and take photos. A must experience while you are in Sicily

Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Jeep Tour Reviewed by

A fantastic experience even with the summit closed.

The booking went smoothly. We were later notified that the summit was closed due the the recent eruption, so the route would be different, and the price was reduced. We were met by our guides, and taken up to the mountain by cable car. We then started the trek, which lasted for about 5 hours, and the guides showed us many of the highlights, including the location of the recent lava flows. It was a fantastic experience, and the guides were really knowledgeable and helpful.

Mount Etna Summit and Crater Trek Reviewed by

Prefect example of a Sicilian adventure!

We had a lady guide Jacamo for this wonderful trip which my young son, Alessandro, said was definitely more exciting & fun coming from a lady. We learnt how to tell the age of lava flow, had our photo taken in the pit of a volcano crater, saw plants that only grew in lava & got to try the local 'fire water', pistachio liquor, different favoured honey, strawberry was delicious, flavoured olive oils, olives & sun-dried tomatoes. When the sunset, in the tour title, finally came, Jacamo took us to a place by Etna where we could truly appreciate the experience. Even Etna got in on the wonderful trip by sprouting fountains of fire, ending a perfect example of a Sicilian adventure!

From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour Reviewed by

Amazing experience with knowledgeable and friendly guide.

Etnatribe were very professional and took very good care of us. We needed to arrange a pickup where we could leave our car. Within just a few hours they got in touch and proposed that we meet at there offices where we could leave our car in a secure parking lot.

From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour Reviewed by

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