Mount Etna Region (Southeastern Sicily)

Mount Etna Region (Southeastern Sicily), photo by Dror Feitelson
Mount Etna Region (Southeastern Sicily) (photo by Dror Feitelson)
 

Mount Etna, located in northeastern Sicily, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, in an almost constant state of activity. At 10,992 ft (3,329 m) high, it is the tallest active volcano in Europe.

Upper areas are dominated by an eerie volcanic landscape, with solidifed “rivers” of lava. Lower down, the fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards.

Mount Etna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which notes the diverse and accessible range of volcanic features such as summit craters, cinder cones, lava flows and the Valle de Bove depression that have made the site a prime destination for geological research and education.

The most common route up starts at Sapienza Refuge, where a cableway ascends, leading to special terrain vehicles or hiking the remainder of the way.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Oleandro Apartment

Set in Noto, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace. The unit is 1.3 km from Cattedrale di Noto. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave. A flat-screen TV is offered. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

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Delicious Home

Delicious Home is a detached holiday home with a garden, situated in Noto. The air-conditioned unit is 2.5 km from Cattedrale di Noto. The kitchen is equipped with an oven. Towels and bed linen are featured in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$213

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B&B Serenita

Offering a year-round outdoor pool, B&B Serenita is set in Noto, 5 km from Cattedrale di Noto. The bed and breakfast has a barbecue and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$144

 
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Casa Malaclà

Casa Malaclà offers accommodation in Noto. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. Rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower and bidet. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$69

 
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La Casa della Zia Palma

Featuring air conditioning, La Casa della Zia Palma offers accommodation in Noto. Cattedrale di Noto is 300 metres away. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
B&B Albergo Sicilia

B&B Albergo Sicilia

Offering a sun terrace and views of the city, B&B Albergo Sicilia is set in Avola in the Sicily Region, 22 km from Siracusa. Every room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$53

 
$539.8
Casa Flo'

Casa Flo'

Set in Avola, this air-conditioned apartment features a barbecue. Casa Flo' boasts views of the sea and is 23 km from Siracusa. Free WiFi is featured . The unit equipped with a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$69

$699.6
Roda Barocco

Roda Barocco

Roda Barocco is set in Noto, 600 metres from Cattedrale di Noto and 9 km from Vendicari Natural Reserve. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units feature views of the sea or city. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$64

 
$649.5
CasaDedalo

CasaDedalo

CasaDedalo is a detached holiday home set in the historical centre of Noto in the Sicily Region and is 400 metres from Cattedrale di Noto. Guests benefit from patio. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$55

$559.4
Le Lumie Apartment

Le Lumie Apartment

Le Lumie Apartment offers accommodation in Noto, 300 metres from Cattedrale di Noto. The apartment is 10 km from Vendicari Natural Reserve. There is a dining area and a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are offered at Le Lumie Apartment. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$53

 
$539.2
Casa Malaclà

Casa Malaclà

Casa Malaclà offers accommodation in Noto. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. Rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower and bidet. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$69

 
$699.2
Villa Giovedì- Monolocale Sul Mare

Villa Giovedì- Monolocale Sul Mare

Featuring a garden with a barbecue, Villa Giovedì- Monolocale Sul Mare is a detached holiday home set in Noto Marina. The property is 25 km from Siracusa and features views of the sea. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$53

 
$539.1
Calabernardo Apartment

Calabernardo Apartment

Located in Calabernardo, this holiday home is 26 km from Siracusa. The property is 37 km from Ragusa and features views of the sea. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$53

$539.1
Holiday Home Antonio Fogazzaro

Holiday Home Antonio Fogazzaro

Holiday Home Antonio Fogazzaro offers accommodation in Noto, 400 metres from Cattedrale di Noto. The unit is 10 km from Vendicari Natural Reserve. Free WiFi is available . The kitchen features an oven. Average score from 208 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$64

$649.0
Villa Calendula

Villa Calendula

Situated 25 km from Siracusa and 36 km from Ragusa, Villa Calendula offers accommodation in Avola. The air-conditioned unit is 6 km from Noto. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$53

 
$538.9
Masseria Usamborgia

Masseria Usamborgia

Featuring air conditioning, Masseria Usamborgia is situated in Noto, 2.6 km from Cattedrale di Noto. Vendicari Natural Reserve is 12 km away. Free WiFi is featured . The accommodation is equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$58

 
$588.9
Miramare Home Holiday

Miramare Home Holiday

Miramare Home Holiday is a holiday home featuring free WiFi and a terrace set in Avola. The property features views of the sea and is 22 km from Siracusa. The kitchen is fitted with an oven. A TV with satellite channels is offered. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$64

$648.9
Il Nido nel Barocco

Il Nido nel Barocco

Il Nido nel Barocco offers pet-friendly accommodation in Noto, 500 metres from Cattedrale di Noto and 10 km from Vendicari Natural Reserve. Guests benefit from balcony. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a fridge. Average score from 73 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$51

$518.7
Home Antony

Home Antony

Set in Avola, Home Antony is an apartment boasting a sun terrace. The air-conditioned unit is 23 km from Siracusa. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$64

 
$648.6
Mannarazzi Casa Vacanza

Mannarazzi Casa Vacanza

Mannarazzi Casa Vacanza offers accommodation in Noto, 300 metres from Cattedrale di Noto and 10 km from Vendicari Natural Reserve. The holiday home is equipped with air conditioning and free WiFi. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$64

$648.3
Canova Apartment

Canova Apartment

Situated in Noto, this air-conditioned apartment is 800 metres from Canova House. The apartment is 11 km from Vendicari Natural Reserve. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$64

$648.3
Casa Delia

Casa Delia

Located 500 metres from Cattedrale di Noto, Casa Delia offers accommodation in Noto. The apartment is 10 km from Vendicari Natural Reserve. There is a dining area and a kitchen. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is offered. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$64

$648.3

Highlights:

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Natural
Volcanoes
Mount Etna is the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world. The diverse and accessible range of volcanic features such as summit craters, cinder cones, lava flows and the Valle de Bove depression have made the site an especially interesting volcano to visit.
Hiking and Trekking
Mount Etna is one of Sicily's main tourist attractions, with thousands of visitors every year. Many come simply for the view from the base, which is surrounded by vineyards and villages.

For those who want to see more, there is a cable car that takes visitors up to 2500 m. From there, visitors can hike to the crater area at 2920 m.

Climbing to the summit is not easy and requires a guide. The weather on Mount Etna can quickly change.
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