Mount Etna Tours with Kids

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Mt. Etna is an active and constantly changing volcano, a mystery of nature that fascinates everyone and makes us a little afraid too, with its explosions, the high lava fountains, earthquakes! But in reality – if it is treated with the due respect – this special mountain is a very interesting tourist destination and in some aspects it is also suitable for children. If you are thinking about an excursion to Mount Etna with your children, come with us and you will not regret it. Between historical information on how the great volcano was formed and tales that tell of ancient gods and cyclops, you will certainly admire really exciting places.

Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/11/04 Updated: 2018/11/09

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The tradition of the "Dead Souls": witches and ghosts of Mt Etna

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In Sicily we do not celebrate Halloween, or rather we celebrate it now but without much conviction. This brand new Anglo-Saxon tradition, in fact, could not replace yet our age-old “Dead Souls’ Night”, linked to myths and legends and … yes, even to witches and typically local ghosts. (more…)

Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/10/03 Updated: 2018/10/04

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Sicilian olive oil extravergine - the green gold of the Mediterranean island

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… 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.


Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2016/02/11 Updated: 2017/03/15

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Etna update - 12 April 2014 - Eruption

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In the afternoon of the 12th April 2012, it came at the New Southeast Crater of Mount Etna once an outbreak, the 24th since the start of the eruptive phase, in January 2011 and the 6th in the current year. The event was after a interval of 10 days of relative calm and was like in almost all important features such as fountains, intense emission of ash and small Lavastones, and lava flowed toward the Valle del Bove, the previous one.

Already after 3 hours it was all over.

Foto Rosa Testa

More eruptions – Etna Activity 2012


Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2014/03/12 Updated: 2017/03/15

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Mt. Etna update - Eruption 2014

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Read what happened at the moment on Mount Etna.

We report on outbreaks, tremor and scientific knowledge. We show and explain to you video footage, pictures and seismographic records.


update 23.04.2012

In den späten Abendstunden des 23. April 2012 ist wieder
einmal zu einer kurzen Aktivität des “Neuen Süd-Ost Kraters” gegeben. Die 25. in Folge seit Januar 2011 und die 7. im laufendem Jahr. Wieder mit einem Abstand ca. 10-14 Tagen und glich allen vorausgegangenen an Intensität und Ablauf mit Lavafontäne  und Lavafluss sowie Aschenregen. (Sie unten weitere Ausbrüche 2012 oder im Archiv 2011). Auch diesmal gab es zu keiner Zeit Gefahr für die Bevölkerung oder Schäden.


Etna 23 -24.04 2012


Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2014/02/24 Updated: 2017/03/15

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