We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Monte Etna

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy
Description:

Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount...

Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount Etna, at 10,990 feet, is the most active volcano in Europe and the oldest recorded active volcano in the world.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$80.39*
and up
Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
More Info
US$150.05*
and up
Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch in a Local Farmhouse
More Info
US$70.74*
and up
Mount Etna Half-Day Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6,824 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1632
    Excellent
  • 539
    Very good
  • 139
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Etna is worth a visit

We took one day tour from Taormina to Etna. Take warm clothes even in the summer it's cool near summit. Take sturdy shoes as you will be walking on volcanic rocks. The shops are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
danstripi
,
Oakland, California
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

6,824 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,385: English reviews
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took one day tour from Taormina to Etna. Take warm clothes even in the summer it's cool near summit. Take sturdy shoes as you will be walking on volcanic rocks. The shops are very commercial and they love your money. You can negotiate prices as we did and save 20-30% on gifts. The tour is a full day's journey.

Helpful?
Thank danstripi
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unforgittable experience. the basalt mine, the craters, the landscapes - all are fantastic. For me the best: LAVA CAVE:)

Helpful?
Thank Ildikó K
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the cable car to near the top, and then hiked a bit higher. It was amazing to be so close to a live volcano. The earth was actually hot from volcanic activity. The view of the volcanic craters was spectacualr.

Helpful?
Thank Carole B
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
116 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The roads are open, the skiers have gone, thenwether is warming. It's a great place to,visit. You can walk on the snow up to some of the lower craters and get a molten chocolate in one of the cafes - with NO crowds

Helpful?
Thank tobykeen
Vire-Normandie, France
Level Contributor
69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow! Amazing trip up to Etna, road is narrow in places, watch for pot holes!!, lots of photo opportunities, especially the larva rock! Cable car was 30€ each, then 48€ for a ride higher in the snow tracter if you wanted. The views were great, choose a good day, we checked weather forecast everyday as it does change. You need... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elaine H
Province of Messina, Italy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Etna often is full of natural snow until April and if you like ski, skiing the Etna is unique because you ski between the smoke of the volcano and the blue of the sea and between the ancient craters. The skiresort of Etna Nord-Linguaglossa is about 40 minute far away from Taormina by car. The other ski resort is Etna... More 

Helpful?
Thank oleandro411
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When i went to Sicily, down there, near the sea, it was 31 degrees Celsius, a perfect summer day. When they told us we gonna see the Etna volcano i was so happy : another famous destination i haven't seen yet. Up there, near the volcano, 2 suprises : 5 degrees in August, very cold and fog (or clounds?). But... More 

Helpful?
Thank Radu T
Tel-Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour organized by our B&B and it was gorgeous to wander around there in the snow. We had a great time.

Helpful?
Thank natanTel_Aviv_Israel
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Access to this active volcano is terrific. We just took the cable car and walked a bit further with an awesome guide from Etna tribe. Was a very memorable experience

Helpful?
1 Thank KandJ52628
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go alone have proper shoes, jackets and a lot of time. It is a unique place. Take a lot of pictures. Make a restaurant reservations, you will be hungry after spending a day climbing.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gary S

Travellers who viewed Monte Etna also viewed

Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse
 
Catania, Province of Catania
Catania, Province of Catania
 

Been to Monte Etna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Monte Etna and other visitors
119 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (119)

Questions? Get answers from Monte Etna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?