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Climbing Mount Etna

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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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Mount Etna

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


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How to get there

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

Best time to visit

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


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

More info about Mountain Climbing in 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

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