Europe’s most famous and powerful volcano and one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mt. Etna regularly spews out smoke and lava, and is a sight to see from many of the safe vantage points on the east side of the island.
Depending on how much activity is going on at the time of your visit, you can get quite close to the cone at the main visitor’s approach, play in the snow on the slopes and even walk across the moonlike surface of inactive craters.
The best way to visit is to ride the Funivia Dell’Etna cable car up 15 minutes from the base of Etna’s south slopes or book an all-day tour from Taormina.
Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
$32 per person