The most beautiful lava shores in Sicily


Beaches are charming, all of them, all the time. Not just because they make us imagine summer, warm days, holidays, but also because they remind us of the hard work nature has been doing – during the centuries – to give us such a precious present. And if beaches mean all that, beaches made of […]

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Timpa di Acireale, a walk on a fault


How many times have you heard of the famous “faults”, that is the portions of land – parts of our planet – that sliding on each other cause more or less powerful earthquakes? Sicily is a complicated and vast system of faults. They multiply around and above the volcano, Mt Etna, on the Ionian coast. […]

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Fiume Freddo Natural Park and the tourist Port of Etna


Along the mouth of the watercourse here known as the Freddo river rise some of the most beautiful beaches of the Sicilian Ionian coast . Several kilometers of sands that wind from the tourist port of Riposto – the Port of Etna – to the border with Giardini Naxos, formed by the lava cliffs of  […]

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Mt Etna, the charming churches of Sant’Alfio


On the eastern side of Mt Etna, overlooking the wonderful view of the Ionian coast, the small town of Sant’Alfio stands all around the parish church of the same name. The church is dedicated to the saint martyr brothers Alfio, Cirino and Filadelfo, whose story dates back to year 253 AD. The three were christian […]

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Mt Etna’s ash and lava: how can they be used?


During this Holiday Season, you have most likely gone shopping to dozens of shops, in order to find the best Christmas present. And maybe you also took a look at the artisans’ windows, admiring those beautiful ashtrays, those souvenirs, those jewels made with lava stone. And then you turned your gaze to Mount Etna, magnificent […]

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