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Summit Craters 3300mt:Guide Service+Cable car+jeep(one way)from Rifugio Sapienza

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Most Mt. Etna excursions stop at the Silvestri Craters on the lava-covered slopes, but with this exclusive tour you can reach the top of Europe’s highest active volcano with a volcanologist guide. Take a cable car and off-road vehicle to Torre del Filosofo and then continue on foot about a mile (2 kilometers) to the summit craters. Learn about the volcano’s history from your guide and enjoy sweeping views over the coastline.
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Sally62 wrote a review Jan 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom4576 contributions434 helpful votes
Situated at the end of Via Vittorio Emanuele next to the port area (La Cala) it would be easy to miss this C17th gateway as it's a bit out of the main sightseeing area but they are quite beautiful - worth a look if you are nearby.
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Date of experience: September 2019
KodoDrummer wrote a review Mar 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia63772 contributions136587 helpful votes
We came across this gate while sightseeing in the sea area. At first, I did not recognize it as a gateway. Unlike the majority of gates, this does not have an overhead portion connecting the two sides. This is the second gate to Palermo that I saw on this visit. The first, Porta Nuova (rebuilt over the 1667 to 1669 period, after the second gate on the site was destroyed by fire), looks older to me but is a little newer. Porta Felice was built over the 1582 to 1637 period. The long period to completion is due to construction stoppage. One of the sides was severely damaged during WW2 and subsequently rebuilt.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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matthew d wrote a review Oct 2018
Caldicot, United Kingdom346 contributions44 helpful votes
Amazing site to see in an amazing location gates to the city you have the harbour with yachts and fishermen boats then you have this stunning gate to the city and through it one of the longest roads in Palermo with shops,markets and stalls
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Date of experience: October 2018
Dan L wrote a review Jul 2018
Bunbury, Australia4899 contributions1021 helpful votes
This magnificent Gate is located at the junction of Foro Italico Umberto 1 and Via Vittorio Emanuele with the Foro Italico and sea as a background. The Gate dates to 1582 when construction began but as a result of various interruptions in construction, it was not completed until 1637. It suffered some damage during WWII and has been partially restored. Impressive when viewed from the upper deck of the Sightseeing Bus.
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Date of experience: May 2018
myraevans1942 wrote a review Jun 2018
Toronto, Ontario332 contributions143 helpful votes
Our hotel was located close to the sea in the old part of the city of Palermo. We especially enjoyed walking through the two historic towers that represented the ancient entrance way to the city. Not a lot to see but part of the experience.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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