Visit Mount Etna above 1000 meters


Etna is not just a volcano, but a great universe apart, all to be discovered. Nothing is “normal” up here … you can find Nordic birch trees, grazing alpacas, camels and mountain chestnut trees. And again, deep fractures in the ground, craters transformed into orchards, streams … even a glacier. The volcano develops to a […]

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Mount Etna’s new eruption “greets” singer Franco Battiato


The dawn of May 19th on Mount Etna started with a weird eruption. Not even volcanologists expected it, it came so suddenly and almost without any warning signal. As the note released by Dr. Boris Behncke of the INGV indicates: “A completely unexpected and slightly different episode of lava fountains. Surprisingly, around midnight (local time) […]

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