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Mt Etna, a new eruption starts on July 19


A new eruption has just started on Mt.Etna. By the dawn of July 18th, the great Sicilian volcano had begun to show signs of nervousness. The volcano, which however had not been quiet for some time, had manifested the first flashes due to the growing Strombolian activity in the previous twenty-four hours. This activity had […]

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What is a “Trunzu di Aci” and why you should taste it


When the people of Catania want to needle and bother the inhabitants of the nearby baroque town of Acireale, with whom they have always been in a rivalry, they say tyey are “teste di trunzu” (cabbage heads). That indicates their stubbornness, their being hard-headed like the trunzu cabbage that grows on their territory. Besides the […]

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Stromboli, the big eruption. Should we really fear volcanoes?


If you are reading this page you have already given yourself the answer. No, we shall not be afraid to climb a volcano. But after the terrible events of 3 July 2019, the very violent eruption that shook the island of Stromboli causing fires, injuries and even a one dead … you may be wondering […]

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Etna, easy routes for elderly people


A particular mountain like Etna is a continuous challenge that certainly fascinates those who love trekking, or young people who like to bring their skills to the extreme limits. But it is still a relaxing landscape, rich in woods and fascinating ravines that can please even those who do not really feel like adventure, but […]

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