Rising out of the Silician landscape in Southern Italy, Mount Etna is known by the locals as Mongibello, the beautiful mountain. It is an active stratovolcano and at 3,326 meters it’s also the highest volcano in Europe. Climbing to the summit is the experience of a lifetime.
Mount Etna has two routes to the summit, the south side and the north side. The south side is the most popular and also the easier of the two routes. It can be reached in part by cable car. On the north side, the routes are more advanced. You can also climb nearby Stromboli if you’re looking for an extra challenge. There are some sections of Mount Etna that you are not permitted to go to without a certified guide.
Mount Etna has cold winters with averages at around -5°C and warm summers with averages at around 22.7°C. It also gets significant rainfall year round.
Fly to Sicily's Catania Airport then transfer in bus or car to Mount Etna.
March through September. However June, July and August can get extremely busy.
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