Funivia dell'Etna

Funivia dell'Etna, Nicolosi: Hours, Address, Funivia dell'Etna Reviews: 3.5/5

Funivia dell'Etna
3.5
from NZ$94.28
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
La Funivia dell'Etna è l'unica società sul versante Etna Sud ad effettuare escursioni fino alle zone crateriche autorizzate.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Joanna S
11 contributions
Funivia + jeep bus = the best option for us!
Aug 2020
The experience of walking on the volcano that breathed out puffs of smoke was amazing!
Remember to take VERY warm clothes. While in Catania it was super hot (35 degrees?), on Etna it was cloudy with rain and even hail!
In my opinion this trip was appropriate and 100% safe for children. Our 6-year-old was delighted collecting lava stones.
Written 11 August 2020
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Annie P
Chicago, IL12 contributions
Travel to top of Mt Etna
Jan 2020 • Solo
Busses and tours bring you to about 2,000 meters. The cable cars and sno-cat tours bring you to the top! The extra money is worth the trip to the top.
Written 26 February 2020
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Maria M
21 contributions
Mount Etna by car then cable car and a guide
Feb 2020
We (myself and 4 colleagues) just visited Mount Etna and even tho we were not prepared at all and the last ones arrived with cable car and 4x4 the experience was amazing.

1. We drove to Refugio Sapienza and park there (we gave 1 euro as donation for the parking). We arrived around 2pm - relatively late

2. At the Refugio, we purchased tickets for the cable car and the (4X4) bus directly at the cable car station. The cable car was €30 each (return journey); The cable car leaves you at 2,500m and then you can either walk or take this bus to the top (amazing view on both ways). The last cable car down is at 16:00

3. The 4x4 buses (something between bulldozer and snowplow) run continuously up/down from the upper cable station to the summit 2,920m (you are not allowed to go closer) with an Alpinist / guide. The 4x4 costs €40 (return journey) and, €9 for the guide (obligatory). on top you walk approximately 300-500m to a crater for amazing view.

4. At the upper cable car station it's possible to rent a warm jacket and hiking shoes. We didn't have time to rent as we were the last who reached and were running but i would recommend to be prepared for low temperatures.

5. The cost is quite high however i think it's worth the experience; you can also try to hike this so you will not need to pay anything; we payed the full amount (79 Euro) at the bottom Cable Car station by credit card.
Written 12 February 2020
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Stephen M
Isles of Scilly, UK1 contribution
Day to Etna from Palermo
Oct 2019
Lovely day out great company and nice lunch at cafe Etna **** Guides and driver knowledgeable Information on history and dynamics good.
Written 28 December 2019
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Adrienn H
8 contributions
The strength of nature from very close
Oct 2019 • Couples
Its quite pricy if you want to go till the top of the etna with special cars, but all worth the investment. Amazing view and air, and you see all explosions from quite close. Don’t forget to touch the floor (dig in a bit) its lava, so hot.
Written 28 October 2019
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Subteran
Seattle, WA24 contributions
Mt. Etna must!
Oct 2019 • Family
Take the Funivia! I saw people hiking up, they looked dead! Plus the short tour with a guide is great! Very interesting!
Written 11 October 2019
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Antoinette M
Malta21 contributions
A wonderful experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
We purchased a round trip ticket costing around €65 which included a short guided tour. Yes I think it is on the pricy side. But since it was a beautiful day we enjoyed it a lot. Don’t be disheartened if you see a long queue to purchase the ticket cause it moves quite quickly. Online tickets are still not available.
Written 6 October 2019
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Calamity_Jones
St Albans, UK108 contributions
Expensive tourist trap... But worth it!
Sep 2019
We only took the "cheaper" option of paying €30 to take a return trip on the cable car - this brings you a good distance up the mountain to an area you can walk around. There are several cones around here to explore, and great views to be seen!

I would strongly recommend downloading the maps.me app, as it has detailed maps of the various walking routes around the top of the volcano, and does not require an internet connection (you must pre-download the maps). I also recommend visiting in the morning - we arrived at around 9am. Enjoy!
Written 27 September 2019
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mobi11
United Kingdom121 contributions
Bring warm clothes
Sep 2019 • Couples
We are on an excursion and tickets were purchased for us , but I can say beware the temperatures really fall as you take the cable car and then the bus to the top
It’s really worth the ride , but bring layers and a good pair of shoes not flip flops
Written 21 September 2019
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Michael K
London, UK381 contributions
Not much to see at the top of the cable car, unless you shell out even more
Aug 2019
The Rifugio Sapienza, from which you start, is a large and busy site. The queue for the ticket office was quite slow (but nothing like as bad as the queue for the Parco Archeologico in Siracusa!). And really, when you analyse it, you don't get much for your money. For a party of 5 we paid €150 for the return journey in the cable car; no reductions were available for us. When you get to the top, there is little to see, frankly, just a steep desert of volcanic ash and stones. You don't get to see the crater, and you don't really get to look over "the edge", unless you count that bit just after you get out of the cable car. The only way to get to the crater is to pay an extra €20 per person for the 4wd minibus plus guide, which would have been a further €100 for us, pushing the total up to getting on for £250 - a lot for a short outing.
By the way, the guide books all advise that you should wear warm clothes and stout shoes. Yes, stout shoes are necessary and it is fresher up there than at ground level; but after no more than 100 metres walking I had to take my jacket off, I was so hot.
Written 26 August 2019
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