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Mount Etna’s “almost perfect” 1879 eruption

In 1879 Mount Etna “split” on two different sides and a sudden double eruption took the countryside and the cities by surprise. It was not an extraordinary event, but surely it had been centuries since such an important one had occurred. The populations of the time found themselves fighting the volcano on two fronts and […]

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Mount Etna’s summer place 1: Simeto River

Tourists arriving in Sicily almost always look for river Alcantara, and only river Alcantara. As if beyond the famous “river of the gorges” there was nothing else. Yet the Simeto river, which cuts the eastern part of the island diagonally to flow between Catania and Syracuse, is one of the most interesting and beautiful water […]

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