A Holy Nativity inside the lava cave

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If you have already come to one of our excursions on Mt. Etna you will certainly know what a lavic flow cave is. If you do not, the best opportunity to find out is to go and explore one. And, as mentioned, you can do it with us or, if you are in the province of Catania during Christmas time, you can go to admire the Holy Nativity inside the cave, in Acireale.
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Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/12/07 Updated: 2018/12/11



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Mount Etna eruption 2018

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Mt Etna, a new show of fire 3 months later

Mt. Etna seems to have woken up after the last eruptive event dated 23 August. In turn, that flashing eruption had been the great return of the volcano after more than one year of silence that was beginning to intrigue residents, tourists and even scientists.
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Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/12/05 Updated: 2018/12/06



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Tour to discover Etna North

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Mount Etna is a thoroughly different universe, a planet to be discovered that never shows one element equal to another. Landscapes and features change continuously and what you will see on the eastern or southern flank is completely different from the things you can amire on the north side. Today we are going to discover just this “face” of the volcano: Etna North, that is Piano Provenzana and all the towns and villages that surround it. Get ready for many surprises.

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Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/11/21 Updated: 2018/11/22



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Etna: fire show at the end of summer

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Etna had got us well used to this, recently! Between 2014 and 2016, fast eruptions followed one another every three months or so, with spectacular fountains of fire that attracted crowds of tourists from all over Europe. All this ended suddenly in April 2017 when the last eruption was no longer followed by other events … for over a year!

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Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2018/10/14 Updated: 2018/10/15



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Magma versus Lava - The difference

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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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Author: Etna Excursions Posted on: 2016/09/14 Updated: 2017/03/15



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