Night of fire, Etna on eruption again


It was a night of fire! Yet yesterday it all seemed to be over. “She is giving us only a break” …. the volcanologists of Catania had said, however, describing the apparent state of calm of “Mamma Etna”, after an amazing and powerful eruption. Indeed, a paroxysm, as it is called scientifically. In the afternoon […]

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The Sella Crater, new restless vent of Etna


Mount Etna started a new “show” between November 2020 and January 2021, as usual in a unique and charming way. It was another surprise, with phenomena and situations that attracted scientists and tourists with one question only: what is the volcano planning to do? What we know for sure is that, at the moment, all […]

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Torre del Filosofo and the Laghetto Crater


A continuously changing landscape, Mount Etna has erased many places in time and others -that are still visible today- maybe tomorrow won’t be there anymore. The lava eruptions and the ashes change the top territory all the time and make these places a mix of geography, history and myth. We shall lead you to the […]

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Magma versus Lava – The difference


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 […]

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