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Reach Etna from Catania: how to do it.

On the highest active volcano in Europe: alone or guided?

Are you coming to Sicily for the first time and do not want to miss the opportunity to visit the volcano Etna? Still don’t know if you want to go alone or rely on experienced and qualified staff? Do you need to know how to reach Etna? Today we give you some useful tips for your holidays on Etna!

a group on Etna with a guide
a group on Etna

Visit Etna on your own

It is possible to organize a trip to Etna without a guide, but to do this you must follow important rules to ensure that you spend a day on the volcano always in complete safety.

If you don’t have a car you can reach Etna taking the bus that leaves every morning from Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII (where Catania’s Central Station is): be careful, however, because there is only one bus that leaves at 8.15 am and only one returns to Catania, leaving at 4.30 pm from Rifugio Sapienza. So be careful not to lose it! You can buy your ticket directly on the bus or at the ticket office a few steps from the bus stop.

If you have your own transport you can reach Etna easily, without having to respect timetables! It is possible to take the A18 motorway or other routes that may be less fast but that would allow you to admire beautiful landscapes until you arrive at Rifugio Sapienza.

Once you arrive you can enjoy a short excursion on the Silvestri Craters, take a tour of the souvenir shops and bars in the square or take the cable car. Don’t forget to consult the weather forecast to equip yourself in the best way ( click here to find useful tips on how to face a day on Etna)

a street to reach Etna
street to Etna

Reach Mount Etna with expert guides

In addition to admiring beautiful landscapes you want to know more about the volcano Etna, discover little-known routes but always in safety? Then we are the right place for you! Booking a tour on Mount Etna with departure from Catania you will be sure to live a day on Mount Etna without neglecting important aspects such as safety and comfort. On board of comfortable minivans our guides will pick you up near your accommodation and give you lots of information about the highest active volcano in Europe. They will guide you along little travelled paths, discovering unique lunar landscapes. They will give you the opportunity to have a lunch break with typical products of Catania’s street food and will bring you back to Catania sure to have made you live a unique experience! Choose the tour that suits you and book a tour on Etna: you will not regret it!

etna tour with a guide
people on Etna with a guide

If you want to admire Etna from another point of view, nothig better than a sailing tour! Contact our partner Sicily Sailing Experience to live a day at sea, admiring also Etna on board a sailboat!