Linguaglossa, the “north gate” to Mount Etna


The name will make you smile. It sounds like a cartoon character with a long, thick tongue, but behind this name there is a whole story – and a cultural background – of a small town that is very important for the economy of the Catania district area. Linguaglossa, in fact, is the “north gate” […]

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Grotta del Gelo, a perennial glacier in the volcano’s womb


In the municipality of Randazzo, on the northern slope of Mount Etna, one of the most anomalous and intriguing phenomena in the world rises: a perennial glacier, located in the womb of an active volcano. The southernmost perennial glacier in Europe. It is the Grotta del Gelo (Grotto of Ice) , a long gallery derived […]

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