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Circumetnea Railway

Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride
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Travellers talk about
“catania borgo” (19 reviews)
“main line” (6 reviews)
“lava fields” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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"catania borgo"
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"main line"
in 6 reviews
"lava fields"
in 9 reviews
"via etnea"
in 5 reviews
"caught the train"
in 5 reviews
"change trains"
in 4 reviews
"rolling stock"
in 3 reviews
"single car"
in 3 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 3 reviews
"school children"
in 5 reviews
"rail car"
in 2 reviews
"orange groves"
in 2 reviews
"metro service"
in 2 reviews
"ticket machine"
in 3 reviews
"villages and towns"
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"hour ride"
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"lovely trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 11.30 train from Catania Borgo (took about 30 minutes to walk from centre Catania, but it's next to the metro station). 7 Euros for ticket to Riposto (the end of the line). We had to stop off at Randazzo as same train...More

1  Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got the anti-clockwise train from GIarre. Station and ticketing procedure a bit ramshackle, as was the train when it arrived. A fascinating glimpse of life on the slopes of the volcano with vineyards, orange groves and wild fennel growing everywhere. Etna's upper slopes were a...More

2  Thank AgentC53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go counterclockwise and sit on the left side of the train car. Start from Trenitalia Giarre-Riposto station, then follow the signs to the little, run-down FCE station. It’s also easy to find on Google Maps (or the excellent Maps.me app for those of us who...More

2  Thank Frank P
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A fascinating journey, through lava field, orange groves and small towns, the most intriguing were the underground stations worthy of the metro in small towns a ong way from Catania. A trip to be reccommended

1  Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Caught the train from Catania and travelled through to end (Winter timetable). Very much used by the local folk on a daily basis, nice to get chatting to locals. Spectacular scenery, surprising go through quite a few underground stations. Well worth a trip

1  Thank JanetandDavid20
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I love those old-style and fun trains, I made it on our first day after arrival. We took the 11AM modern train from Catania to Randazzo where we had a connection time of 3 hours and then finished in the evening in Giarre to return...More

2  Thank Ogy_Kovachev
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We got the normal train from Catania Centrale to Giarre Resposto, leaving 10:17 and arriving 10:42 and in good time for the narrow gauge train at 11:15. Tickets purchased from helpful gentleman at ticket counter. First half of the journey had super views over the...More

Thank helendc1
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

My wife and I love taking trains through Europe and no trip in Italy isn't complete without riding the Ferroriva Circumetnea Railroad to the base of Mt. Etna. We boarded the train in Catania and ironically, it was RIGHT BEHIND OUR HOTEL...Boutique Hotel La Vecchia...More

4  Thank justthatgoodguyjim
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

As others have stated, the views are awe-inspiring, even when the clouds are thick. From Borgo to Riposto was €7.90. My hotel is near the Duomo so I thought I could buy a ticket for the trip beforehand but discovered at newsstands and tabbacci that...More

Thank Samcat1
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Most of the passengers seemed to be locals going and coming from their homes, schools, and workplaces. In the old train you can let down the window to take better photographs. It is a well run operation. The Borgo train station was not marked on...More

2  Thank Bill E
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st11g
2 May 2018|
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Response from Samcat1 | Reviewed this property |
It was warm in Catania in December -- 65-70F. The Mediterranean sun kept things warm(ish) even with the cooler winds blowing from the sea. I needed a windbreaker in the mornings and evenings. When you get closer to Mt Etna... More
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Haydn J
5 April 2018|
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Response from Samcat1 | Reviewed this property |
I think I found the timetable on the internet and at the station. You need to buy the ticket for this train at the Circumetnea stations. I was directed to newsstands and tabbacci but none of them had tickets specifically for... More
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Kerry H
8 January 2018|
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WE were given a time table at the station and it seemed the train ran every hour and a half more or less until lunch time. there is a gap of a few hours in the afternoon. It stops at several stations on the way up. We... More
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