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The magic of Lake Gurrida


Lake Gurrida is set on the western flank of Mount Etna, between the municipalities of Bronte and Randazzo. It appeared in 1536 after a side eruption of the volcano. The lava cut the bed of river Flascio and formed the small lake. During the following years, the river’s water found its way out through the […]

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Etna, the mysterious “pyramids”


Are there pyramids on Mt. Etna? According to some historians, mostly foreigners, yes. Research published about five years ago by a French historian, Antoine Gigal, identified forty “mysterious” buildings in the countryside at the foot of the volcano. They are very similar of the sacred buildings of Central America. Just like the Mexican square pyramids, […]

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Milo, the small Fornazzo chapel in the hug of the lava


Going on with our itinerary of the Etnean churches buried or touched by the lava, we will visit the Sacro Cuore. After the surprising churches of Nunziata, Mompileri and Campanarazzu there we go along the road leading from the eastern flank to Etna North. You take it in the village of Fornazzo, a part of […]

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Etna Wineries, home to great wine


It is not a casuality if Mount Etna is the home to great Sicilian wines. It is a volcano, in fact, and this matters. Especially when you cultivate vines. The lavic soil is rich of nutrients and the grapes take them all. This is the element – together with the special local climate – that […]

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Etna and Stromboli, which connection?


Tourists ask it all the time. Local people are almost sure of that. Etna and Stromboli must be connected. Maybe by a thin, underground and lava-red thread! It must be so, because their explosions and eruptions are often concurrently. One calls, the other answers back. Like an echo. This fact is quite funny, but the […]

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