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Climbing Mount Etna: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Experience the best climbs of the mystical volcano.

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. 

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Italy

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Mount Etna?

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. 

Why should I choose Mount Etna for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Unique Landscape

Lava flow over time has changed the topography of Mount Etna and made it distinct with its many craters and lava tubes. Then from up high, you’ll get to enjoy amazing views of the surrounding vineyards and towns


According to Mythology, Cyclops, the one-eyed monster once called Mount Etna home. And, the deadly Typhon from Greek mythology was said to be buried under the mountain.

**The best of Sicily **

Soak up as much as the Sicilian lifestyle as you can while there. Mount Etna, fantastic food, amazing beaches, and wonderful wine are just some of the many reasons why Sicily is a great destination.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Mount Etna?

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.

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How can I get to Mount Etna?

Fly to Sicily's Catania Airport then transfer in bus or car to Mount Etna.

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When is the best time to travel to Mount Etna for Mountain Climbing?

March through September. However June, July and August can get extremely busy.

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Una opción perfecta si te gusta la aventura y la naturaleza! Solo hay que empezar!

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