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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Etna eruption: continuing activities – July 2014


Continues the effusive activity of the two new twin cones. Eruptive activity continues unabated on the top of Mount Etna, in the central-south of the volcano, where about 30 days ago have formed two small cones with effusive activity from lava, explosions, explosions and so very active. The two cones, being positioned at a distance […]

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