Spontaneous vegetation of Etna

13 Jul

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2018/07/13
Updated: 2018/07/13


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What a great show is the spontaneous vegetation of Etna!,  Usually everybody thinks about a volcano without vegetation instead is the same volcanic ash that creates a fertile environment for trees and plants and  also the right balance of the minerals present in it.

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Typical Sicilian products: which are and where to find them

29 Mar

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2018/07/13
Updated: 2018/07/13


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The traditional flavours of Sicily are well known and loved all over the world. The typical Sicilian cuisine is a mixture of tradition and innovation, able to conquer every palate with its delicacies.

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5 Etna Facts & Mythos

7 Nov

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2018/03/29
Updated: 2018/03/29


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Mount Etna is the one of the most popular tourist areas in Sicily, and it can be either hiked or driven up using suitable vehicles, and it is also a leading site of volcanic research.

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Mount Etna is also known as Mongibello which means “mountain-mountain”. The ancient Romans believed that Vulcan–the god of fire and metalworking–had his forge beneath Mount Etna and that this was the cause of its eruptions. The word “volcano” originates from his name.

The famous active volcano is surrounded by numerous communities, that, in the event of an eruption, are generally protected from lava flow using diversion tactics that include deposits, explosives and holes. Let´s find out 5 most interesting curiosities about Mount Etna

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The Venus lagoon at Cape Milazzo

7 Aug

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2017/11/07
Updated: 2018/07/13


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We have a secret tip for you:

The Venus lagoon at Cape Milazzo.
In the north-east of Sicily is a rather unknown spot of land or better an unknown spot of water, which is reachable only via a 20-minute walk. At the beginning of the path you can leave your car at a parking lot.

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Magma versus Lava - The difference

14 Sep

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2017/08/07
Updated: 2017/08/07


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Did you know that .. Lava is not the same as magma. We often use the terms interchangeably. In fact, there is a differentiation.

The red-hot magma masses are located under the earth’s crust. Inside of Mount Etna there are 3 magma chambers. The largest of the three is 30 km in the deep, the middle about 10 km above the first and the smallest about 2 km below the highest point of the volcano. In this chamber, the magma accumulates in small holes in the rock.
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