Alina Ovesea
[Alina Ovesea]
2019-06-10 05:59:00

Sicily Itinerary

[cultural]

english
10
841 EUR
86
Difficulty


When to visit

We did this trip in the beginning of June, more exactly 4-13 June. It can still get pretty hot in places like Agrigento, but the sea temperature is not yet warm enough for bathing. We found some beaches both in south and north side of the island where it was ok-ish to take a dip.

Description

This itinerary is a tour on the Sicily Island on the coastal road. The 9 days itinerary takes you as follows: day 1: arrive in Palermo Airport and visit Trapani; day 2: visit Favignana Island; day 3: Salt Museum, Mazara Del Vallo, Scala dei Turchi, Porto Empedocle; day 4: visit Agrigento and Modica; day 5: Pools and waterfalls at Cavagrande; day 6: visit Syracuse and Catania; day 7: visit Etna Volcano and Gole Alcantara; Day 8: visit Taormina; Day 9: visit Cefalu and Palermo; Day 10: Palermo Airport.

Points

Itinerary start at Palermo Airport (Sicily) Sicily Itinerary

Itinerary start at Palermo Airport (Sicily)

[starting point]

distance

1km

Duration

00:41 h

Description

There 2 main airports in Sicily: Palermo Airport and Catania Airport. Actually the one in Catania is the big one, but it was close to Etna Volcano and I wanted to avoid the risk of not being able to land because of the smoke (you can tell I'm a little bit scared of being on an island with an active volcano). So we decided to arrive in Palermo Airport. I also like that it is smaller and everything is a lot closer and easy to achieve.

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Europcar rental Sicily Itinerary

Europcar rental

[other services] [travel agency]

90.0 EUR

distance

39.8km

Duration

01:14 h

Description

Because it wasn't season yet (beginning of June), we got a really good price on the car: 90 euro for 9 days.

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Fiat 500 - the black fury Sicily Itinerary

Fiat 500 - the black fury

[transport] [car]

distance

39.6km

Duration

00:49 h

Description

We rented a Fiat 500. It's like the say: When in Italy, do what Italians do, and we did. It is the best car for this island, small, but it will get you anywhere you want. We had no problems going 1/3 on Etna (as long as it is paved road), we squeezed on the narrow streets, and we had more parking options. Very important, make sure you have air conditioning. Even in June you have to have it. We decided to skip Palermo for now and visit the city on our return. So the sea awaits.

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Sea stop Sicily Itinerary

Sea stop

[transport] [walk]

distance

0.3km

Duration

01:15 h

Description

we had to stop to try the water, see the temperature and the vibe of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was unbelievable cold
Gulf of Castellammare Sicily Itinerary

Gulf of Castellammare

[landmark] [beach]

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Thyrranian Beach Village Sicily Itinerary

Thyrranian Beach Village

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

20.0 EUR

Description

We were a bit hungry and there weren't a lot of options because the season is not in yet. We stop at this beach bar and tried some local food.

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

59km

Duration

01:22 h
Take in Sicily Sicily Itinerary

Take in Sicily

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

Description

Just getting used to the amazing views of Sicily. This itinerary will take you around the coast of Sicily in a counterclockwise

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walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

0.3km

Duration

00:10 h
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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

12.6km

Duration

00:26 h
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walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

1.6km

Duration

00:49 h
San Vito lo Capo Sicily Itinerary

San Vito lo Capo

[landmark] [beach]

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Gelato Sicily Itinerary

Gelato

[food and beverages] [cake and icecream]

2.0 EUR

Description

Our motto: no day without gelato

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Santuario di San Vito Sicily Itinerary

Santuario di San Vito

[landmark] [church / monastery]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

44km

Duration

03:21 h
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view point/ panorama  

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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B&B Il Sole Blu Sicily Itinerary

B&B Il Sole Blu

[information] [check in]

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walk  

[transport] [walk]

Sunset from Trapani Sicily Itinerary

Sunset from Trapani

[landmark] [sunset / sunrise]

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Pizzeria Amici Miei Sicily Itinerary

Pizzeria Amici Miei

[food and beverages] [pizzeria]

30.0 EUR

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Piazza Mercato del Pesce Sicily Itinerary

Piazza Mercato del Pesce

[landmark] [square]

Description

In translation it means the fish market, which was the purpose of this square near the sea,but not it is a glamorous place, nothing is reminding about the fishy past, except the fountain in the center.

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Trapani City Center Sicily Itinerary

Trapani City Center

[landmark] [city]

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B&B Il Sole Blu Sicily Itinerary

B&B Il Sole Blu

[accommodation] [bed and breakfast]

38.0 EUR

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end day 1

[end day]

Breakfast cupon at Cafe Noir Sicily Itinerary

Breakfast cupon at Cafe Noir

[food and beverages] [breakfast]

Description

Breakfast from the accomodation

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Tickets for Favignana Sicily Itinerary

Tickets for Favignana

[information] [payment point]

24.0 EUR

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Ferry for Favignana Sicily Itinerary

Ferry for Favignana

[transport] [ferry]

distance

24.2km

Duration

00:47 h

Description

Ferry to Favignana at 11:30

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View of the Levanzo Island Sicily Itinerary

View of the Levanzo Island

[landmark] [island]

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Arrive in Favignana Island Sicily Itinerary

Arrive in Favignana Island

[transport] [walk]

distance

2.6km

Duration

05:44 h
Little boats in Favignana Sicily Itinerary

Little boats in Favignana

[landmark] [sea]

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Favignana Village the Favignana Island Sicily Itinerary

Favignana Village the Favignana Island

[landmark] [village]

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Aperol Spritz Sicily Itinerary

Aperol Spritz

[food and beverages] [bar]

10.0 EUR

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Praia Beach Sicily Itinerary

Praia Beach

[landmark] [beach]

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restaurant  

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

10.0 EUR

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cake and icecream  

[food and beverages] [cake and icecream]

15.0 EUR

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Tickets for Trapani Sicily Itinerary

Tickets for Trapani

[information] [payment point]

19.0 EUR

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Catamaran Vittoria M Sicily Itinerary

Catamaran Vittoria M

[transport] [ferry]

distance

20.8km

Duration

00:40 h

Description

The 18:00 ferry to Trapani

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Back on the Sicily Island Sicily Itinerary

Back on the Sicily Island

[transport] [walk]

distance

4.2km

Duration

03:10 h
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restaurant  

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

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Promenade in the old city of Trapani Sicily Itinerary

Promenade in the old city of Trapani

[landmark] [street / road]

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Defensive walls of Trapani Sicily Itinerary

Defensive walls of Trapani

[landmark] []

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B&B Il Sole Blu Sicily Itinerary

B&B Il Sole Blu

[accommodation] [bed and breakfast]

38.0 EUR

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end day 2

[end day]

Café Noir Sicily Itinerary

Café Noir

[food and beverages] [breakfast]

Description

Included in the B&b price

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We visit the salt pans of Saline di Nubia Sicily Itinerary

We visit the salt pans of Saline di Nubia

[transport] [car]

distance

10.6km

Duration

00:28 h
 Sicily Itinerary

walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

0.3km

Duration

00:11 h
Salt Museum, water mill and Saline di Nubia Sicily Itinerary

Salt Museum, water mill and Saline di Nubia

[landmark] [saline / saltern]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

48.1km

Duration

01:17 h
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walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

1.4km

Duration

00:46 h
La Vela Ristorante Pizzeria Sicily Itinerary

La Vela Ristorante Pizzeria

[food and beverages] [pizzeria]

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Park in Mazara Del Vallo Sicily Itinerary

Park in Mazara Del Vallo

[landmark] [park]

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Kasbah Mazara del Vallo Sicily Itinerary

Kasbah Mazara del Vallo

[landmark] [city]

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Ruderi della Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio Sicily Itinerary

Ruderi della Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio

[landmark] [ruins]

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Murals in Mazara Del Vallo Sicily Itinerary

Murals in Mazara Del Vallo

[landmark] [painting]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

20.8km

Duration

00:33 h
 Sicily Itinerary

walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

0.2km

Duration

00:8 h

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Tre Fontane Beach Sicily Itinerary

Tre Fontane Beach

[landmark] [beach]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

97.1km

Duration

03:21 h
Bunker Sicily Itinerary

Bunker

[landmark] [building]

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View of Scala dei Turchi Sicily Itinerary

View of Scala dei Turchi

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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Walk to the Scala dei Turchi Sicily Itinerary

Walk to the Scala dei Turchi

[transport] [walk]

distance

1.6km

Duration

00:58 h

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Scali di Turchi Sicily Itinerary

Scali di Turchi

[landmark] [rock formation]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

6.4km

Duration

00:17 h
Promenade in Porto Empedocle Sicily Itinerary

Promenade in Porto Empedocle

[transport] [walk]

distance

1.9km

Duration

02:20 h
B&B Empedocle Sicily Itinerary

B&B Empedocle

[information] [check in]

38.0 EUR
Narrow Street Sicily Itinerary

Narrow Street

[landmark] [street / road]

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Painted Stairs Sicily Itinerary

Painted Stairs

[landmark] [stairs]

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Fantasia del Gelato Sicily Itinerary

Fantasia del Gelato

[food and beverages] [cake and icecream]

5.0 EUR

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Tile staircase Sicily Itinerary

Tile staircase

[landmark] [stairs]

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Il Ritrovo Sicily Itinerary

Il Ritrovo

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

22.0 EUR

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B&B Empedocle Sicily Itinerary

B&B Empedocle

[accommodation] [bed and breakfast]

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end day 3

[end day]

Cafe Elisir Sicily Itinerary

Cafe Elisir

[food and beverages] [breakfast]

Description

Voucher

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

8km

Duration

00:16 h
Parking Valley of temples Agrigento Sicily Itinerary

Parking Valley of temples Agrigento

[transport] [walk]

4.5 EUR

distance

6.6km

Duration

04:41 h
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payment point  

[information] [payment point]

Valle Dei Templi Agrigento Sicily Itinerary

Valle Dei Templi Agrigento

[landmark] [archaeological site]

Description

Access through Gate V

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Gardens of Kolymbethra Sicily Itinerary

Gardens of Kolymbethra

[landmark] [garden]

Description

GIARDINO DELLA KOLYMBETHRA

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Temple of Hercules Sicily Itinerary

Temple of Hercules

[landmark] [temple]

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Temple of Concordia Sicily Itinerary

Temple of Concordia

[landmark] [temple]

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Statue of the fallen angel Sicily Itinerary

Statue of the fallen angel

[landmark] [statue / sculpture]

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fast food  

[food and beverages] [fast food]

15.0 EUR

Description

Arancina and panini with aubergine

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[landmark] []

Temple of Juno Sicily Itinerary

Temple of Juno

[landmark] [temple]

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Garden of the righteous of the world Sicily Itinerary

Garden of the righteous of the world

[landmark] [monument]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

72.2km

Duration

01:27 h
 Sicily Itinerary

walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

0.3km

Duration

00:48 h
Beach of Macchitella Sicily Itinerary

Beach of Macchitella

[landmark] [beach]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

66.4km

Duration

01:45 h
ENI Sicily Itinerary

ENI

[other services] [gas station ]

40.0 EUR

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SS115 Sicily Itinerary

SS115

[landmark] [street / road]

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walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

0.3km

Duration

01:05 h
Basilico Restaurante Sicily Itinerary

Basilico Restaurante

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

32.0 EUR

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Cathedral of Saint John Baptist Sicily Itinerary

Cathedral of Saint John Baptist

[landmark] [church / monastery]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

6.8km

Duration

00:21 h
Modica Sicily Itinerary

Modica

[landmark] [city]

Description

Amazing city with its Baroque buildings

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walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

2.4km

Duration

00:50 h
Cathedral of San Giorgio Sicily Itinerary

Cathedral of San Giorgio

[landmark] [church / monastery]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

81.9km

Duration

02:03 h
B&B Casale Siciliano Avola Sicily Itinerary

B&B Casale Siciliano Avola

[accommodation] []

40.0 EUR
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end day 4

[end day]

Breakfast at B&B Casale Siciliano Avola Sicily Itinerary

Breakfast at B&B Casale Siciliano Avola

[food and beverages] [breakfast]

Lidl Sicily Itinerary

Lidl

[food and beverages] [others]

12.0 EUR

Description

We go hiking, so we bought food for picnic.
SP4 to Cavagrande Sicily Itinerary

SP4 to Cavagrande

[landmark] [street / road]

View point Sicily Itinerary

View point

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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Hite to Cavagrande Sicily Itinerary

Hite to Cavagrande

[transport] [hike]

distance

3.8km

Duration

07:55 h

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Entrance to Cava Grande di Sopra Sicily Itinerary

Entrance to Cava Grande di Sopra

[information] [entrance]

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First pool at Cavagrande Sicily Itinerary

First pool at Cavagrande

[landmark] [lake]

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Pools and waterfalls at Cavagrande Sicily Itinerary

Pools and waterfalls at Cavagrande

[landmark] [lake]

Description

One of the best experiences in our itinerary in Sicily was this day spend at Cavagrande Pools. They are natural pools form by the stream of River Cassibile

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

38km

Duration

01:25 h
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restaurant  

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

 Sicily Itinerary

end day 5

[end day]

Promenade in Siracusa Sicily Itinerary

Promenade in Siracusa

[transport] [walk]

distance

3.8km

Duration

01:41 h
Temple of Apollo (Syracuse) Sicily Itinerary

Temple of Apollo (Syracuse)

[landmark] [ruins]

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Street market Sicily Itinerary

Street market

[landmark] [market / bazaar]

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Fountain of Diana (Syracuse) Sicily Itinerary

Fountain of Diana (Syracuse)

[landmark] [fountain]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

68km

Duration

01:06 h
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walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

8.3km

Duration

16:40 h
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building  

[landmark] [building]

 Sicily Itinerary

check in  

[information] [check in]

Villa Bellini Sicily Itinerary

Villa Bellini

[landmark] [park]

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[landmark] []

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[landmark] []

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[landmark] []

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[landmark] []

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Deliziosa - Ristorante a Catania Sicily Itinerary

Deliziosa - Ristorante a Catania

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

20.0 EUR

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Eco Rooms Velacatania Catania Sicily Itinerary

Eco Rooms Velacatania Catania

[accommodation] [apartment ]

28.0 EUR

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end day 6

[end day]

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breakfast  

[food and beverages] [breakfast]

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Car to Etna Volcano Sicily Itinerary

Car to Etna Volcano

[transport] [car]

distance

35.3km

Duration

01:05 h

Description

the way up on Etna Volcano is divided in 3 portions: by car, by gondola and with special 4x4 cars. Our Fiat 500 was perfect for the challenge to go up 1/3 of the volcano.
Road to Etna Volcano Sicily Itinerary

Road to Etna Volcano

[landmark] [street / road]

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Park the car Sicily Itinerary

Park the car

[transport] [walk]

distance

0.1km

Duration

00:19 h
Gondola Funivia dell'Etna Sicily Itinerary

Gondola Funivia dell'Etna

[transport] [telegondola]

60.0 EUR

distance

1.9km

Duration

00:12 h

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hike  

[transport] [hike]

distance

1.4km

Duration

01:06 h

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Off road cars to the top of Etna Sicily Itinerary

Off road cars to the top of Etna

[transport] [4x4]

distance

3.2km

Duration

00:17 h

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Hike on the edge of a crater on Mount Etna Sicily Itinerary

Hike on the edge of a crater on Mount Etna

[transport] [hike]

distance

1km

Duration

01:02 h

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Crater Mounta Etna Sicily Itinerary

Crater Mounta Etna

[landmark] [volcano / volcanic activity]

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