Last update: 18/06/2018 14:23:04 QUIET Degassing activity
… like spring in your nose …
A mixture of freshly cut grass, crispy artichokes and aromatic herbs jumps right towards you. The oil of Mount Etna olives is considered as valuable as gold in Sicily. Its intense aroma and taste make it an essential ingredient for the locals, that cannot be lacking in their cuisine.
Over the last few weeks weeks, the strombolian activity inside the Voragine crater, one of the four summit craters of Etna, lasted without relevant changes.
The activity became noticeable by its intense explosions and changeable frequency, with larger red-hot lava ejections, sometimes accompanied by minor amounts of volcanic ash, in some cases, the chunks have been thrown more than 10 meters above the crater edge. (more…)
The first snow has fallen on Mount Etna. This year, earlier than usual, the summit shines in us bright white. This weekend winter has also started in Sicily. The volcano has its own special fascination now. Frozen water on a black background! And all of a sudden the “island where the lemons bloom” becomes a popular winter sports destination! From collecting chestnut and autumn markets with honey and liqueurs, it switched directly to a winter wonderland.Read more
The entire Mediterranean area offers dishes with flavours that are particularly intense under the southern sun, and the island of Sicily is certainly no exception. On the contrary: Regarding the cuisine Sicilians tend to be perfectionists. Good food in pleasant companyone of the most important aspects of the culture. All over the island, this rule applies even if the dishes vary widely depending on the region.Read more
New eruption of Mount Etna, a remarkable sight (see photos): the first time in nearly 3 months, our Etna announces itself again. The whole morning the activity has been going on and the volcanic tremor is gradually increasing. New spectacular highlights are expected to be seen in the next few hours. Last night the outbreak began in the South East Crater.Read more