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Dominating the Sicilian skyline, still-active Etna is a force of nature.
One of the world's largest and most active volcanoes, Mount Etna makes a great base for exploring Sicily. The volcano's views, ancient villages, and vineyards have made the mountain and its surroundings a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests here stay in farmstays on the eastern slope, closer to the sea. This area is ideal for day trips higher up the volcano, as well as to nearby wineries, and the towns of Taormina and Catania. 
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Ascending the volcano, you'll find inactive volcanic cones surrounded by ancient lava flows. From Mt. Etna's upper reaches, you can see the whole of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, and Calabria, the toe of mainland Italy's boot. You can also head the opposite direction and visit Taormina, a seaside town beloved by international film stars, with its scenic beaches, Greek ruins, picturesque medieval streets, and spectacular views of the coast and Mt. Etna. Nearby you'll find Catania. Once the capital of Sicily, the city is home to more Baroque architecture than nearly anywhere else in Italy. With its famed fish market, scenic views, and ornate architecture, there's plenty to see in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Etna

Spend some time in Etna on a tour that takes in other cities in Italy and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Etna and other destinations throughout Italy and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

* Starting price is based on double occupancy in 3 star accommodation, in the most affordable month an itinerary is offered. Airfare to Europe is not included.

Click on your choice of itinerary, select number of travelers in your party, month of travel, and desired star level of accommodation to get an approximate price. Submit the enquiry form with any additional details and we can start planning your customized trip.

Where to stay in Etna

With accommodation options ranging from cozy 3-star b&bs and farm-stays, to a luxurious 5-star hotel and spa, whatever kind of accommodation you need, we've got it covered. Get in touch with us for a free travel consultation. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to choose from.

Luxury Resort and Spa Hotel in Etna
Luxury Resort and Spa Hotel
A luxurious five-star option in the countryside.
Contemporary Family B&B in Etna
Contemporary Family B&B
Great for travelers looking for a family atmosphere in the great outdoors.
Vintage Wine Resort in Etna
Vintage Wine Resort
A classic hotel in historical style, with splendid views over vineyards and sea.

Things to do in Etna

Naturally, a stay on the verdant slopes of Mount Etna isn't complete without venturing up the volcano, an experience we can offer with a guide. We recommend staying at an "agriturismi," one of Mt. Etna's farm-stays, which allow you to savor Sicily's local traditions and hospitality, as well as a deep sense of cultural and historical heritage. Most agriturismi are historic wineries, so in addition to good homemade cooking with local, organic ingredients, you can get a tour, and enjoy tastings. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Taormina Full Day Private Excursion
Taormina Full Day Private Excursion
Mount Etna, Wine & Alcantara Small Group Tour
Mount Etna, Wine & Alcantara Small Group Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Etna

What are the prices like around Mt. Etna?
A quick lunch with a drink costs around 20 euros. Museums and landmarks generally cost 5-20 euros. For a full dinner, budget at least 25-30 euros. 
How long should I stay at Mt. Etna?
We usually recommend spending a night or two near Mt. Etna, so you have at least one full day at the volcano, especially if you want to reach the very top.
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