Lat: 37° 31' 17.62680" N - Long: 15° 5' 4.744273" E
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One of the most fascinating railway lines departs from the "Borgo Station" in Catania.
After having admired the ancient locomotive, you quickly leave the town on board of ancient flavor trains, and you go around the various villages in the foothills.
The train cross numerous lava flows.
You can admire the vegetation that varies from prickly pears to olive trees and pistachios.
The trip offers magnificent ever-changing views of Europe's highest active volcano.
The railway line climbs up to a height of about 1000 meters in the territory of Maletto, and arrives in Randazzo.
From there, after a stop, it restarts descending from the opposite side of Etna until it reaches Riposto, again on the Ionian sea shore.
Anyone who faces this adventure is fascinated by it.
The writer Edmondo de Amicis noted in his diary: "O my kind reader, if you go to Catania one day, remember to go around the circumetnea railway and you will say that it is the most enchanting circular journey that can be done in seven hours on the Earth...".
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