Etna is one of Catania’s main tourist attractions and a World Heritage Site, as declared by Unesco. It is one of the few active volcanoes in the world to boast the most spectacular eruptions (though not dangerous in recent years for humans) attracting tourists, eager to get up close to such an enormous and fascinating spectacle of nature.
It is not only these exceptional moments that attract tourism to Mount Etna: throughout the year it is possible to get up close to the giant Mungibeddu (as the citizens of Catania like to call it) while just going for a simple walk with friends.
In winter, snow can be seen at approximately 1000 metres, and from the north and south slopes there is access to the two Etnean ski resorts. While skiing on Mount Etna you can also admire the sea from afar: a real privilege for the few!