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Etna on eruption, on August 13th night

Surprising as only Mount Etna can be … it gives, on the eve of the August 15th Midsummer Festival, an eruption that almost no one expected. The last paroxysmal event had occurred in May 2023, and since then the volcano had remained in apparent calm. The tremor vacillated continuously, but the gases did not find […]

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Charmed by the Soapwort flower of Mt Etna

It is not easy to see the Saponaria (Soapwort) flower. This is a privilege reserved for a few lucky and skilled hikers. Especially for fans of Mount Etna, the Sicilian volcano that never ceases to amaze and fascinate. The phenomenon of the flowering of these “pink flower cushions” (or white flower too) lasts a few […]

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Mount Etna’s summer place 2: from Cerrita Wood to Casa Calabresi

Our second suggestion for the summer on Mount Etna focuses totally on the eastern flank, in the section where it “climbs over” the ridge towards the northern flank. Here, above the towns of Milo and Fornazzo, splendid still intact woods extend. They offer fresh shade and perfumes on the hottest days of the year. At […]

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