Lake of Nicito, life and death of a volcanic lake


If today you walk through Santa Maria di Gesù square in Catania, among large shady trees, crazy traffic and concrete buildings, you would hardly believe that once, here, there was only a huge expanse of lava. And that even before the lava arrived, a lake existed right here. A lake that wasn’t even supposed to […]

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Torchlight procession in August on Mt Etna


The torchlight processions in the mountains are now a common sight. It is easier to see them in winter, when the snow contrasts with the glow of the fire. It was the Alpine people who taught the world this tradition, filling certain cold nights on the highest peaks in Europe with lights. And the tradition […]

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Mount Etna for people who love luxury


A volcano seems to be the most “popular” destination in the world, after the beach. Difficult mountain, rugged landscapes, it seems “planned” for tough ones, for people accustomed to fatigue … This is a volcano. And Mount Etna, with its 3000 meters and over asl, is the highest volcano in Europe and the meeting place […]

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