Church of Campanarazzu, Misterbianco


Campanarazzu is the third step of our itinerary. This is another church buried by the lava of Mt Etna. It is in Misterbianco, south-west of Catania. Seen from here, Etna seems far away, but it has left traces on this land as well. It happened in 1669, during the side eruption of Montirossi Craters, a […]

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Churches buried by lava: Nunziatella di Mascali


Try an interesting trip to Mt Etna’s territory by visiting the town of Mascali, on the east side of the volcano. To be exact, visit the Nunziata village, very close to the town’s centre. In 2012, here they found the very first example of early-christian church of the place. A rare and unique monument, especially […]

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Timpa di Acireale, a walk on a fault


How many times have you heard of the famous “faults”, that is the portions of land – parts of our planet – that sliding on each other cause more or less powerful earthquakes? Sicily is a complicated and vast system of faults. They multiply around and above the volcano, Mt Etna, on the Ionian coast. […]

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Mt Etna’s ash and lava: how can they be used?


During this Holiday Season, you have most likely gone shopping to dozens of shops, in order to find the best Christmas present. And maybe you also took a look at the artisans’ windows, admiring those beautiful ashtrays, those souvenirs, those jewels made with lava stone. And then you turned your gaze to Mount Etna, magnificent […]

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Mt. Etna, the big eruption goes on


It seems like a big eruption the one that started at dawn on May 30th from the summit of volcano Etna.  A “surprise” for everyone, even for the volcanologists who by now expected anomalous or lateral eruptions. In fact, however, the volcano is “exploiting” some of the fractures that opened last December 24th to emit […]

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