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Etna: the history of its main craters

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Mt. Etna is a particular volcano. Not only because it summarizes the characteristics of all the volcanoes on Earth in one, but also because it is always looking for a change. It seems as if it is never satisfied with what it has and wants more! In fact, it has not only one crater but five … and it is not sure that it has stopped here.

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Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/10/15 Updated: 2018/10/18



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Etna: fire show at the end of summer

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Etna had got us well used to this, recently! Between 2014 and 2016, fast eruptions followed one another every three months or so, with spectacular fountains of fire that attracted crowds of tourists from all over Europe. All this ended suddenly in April 2017 when the last eruption was no longer followed by other events … for over a year!

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Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/10/14 Updated: 2018/10/15



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Mt. Etna, autumn delights: a journey into taste

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Our volcano Mt. Etna, in autumn, is coloured with magic. And not only because its woods are filled with yellow, red, orange leaves, but because the land offers its most precious gifts and the inhabitants of the mountain are ready to catch them in time. If you are on Etna between October and December do not miss the chance to taste these delights. (more…)

Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/10/08 Updated: 2018/10/09



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The tradition of the "Dead Souls": witches and ghosts of Mt Etna

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In Sicily we do not celebrate Halloween, or rather we celebrate it now but without much conviction. This brand new Anglo-Saxon tradition, in fact, could not replace yet our age-old “Dead Souls’ Night”, linked to myths and legends and … yes, even to witches and typically local ghosts. (more…)

Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/10/03 Updated: 2018/10/04



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Spontaneous vegetation of Etna

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What a great show is the spontaneous vegetation of Etna!,  Usually everybody thinks about a volcano without vegetation instead is the same volcanic ash that creates a fertile environment for trees and plants and  also the right balance of the minerals present in it.

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Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/07/13 Updated: 2018/07/13



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