Magazzeni, where the lava changed its course


At about 6 km off the small town of Sant’Alfio, in a place almost wild and unhabited, you will find a small church with the typical alpine architecture. The Magazzeni Church. The name is quite strange, it reminds of a noble family or of “magazzini” (warehouses) used to keep agricultural tools. But it refers to […]

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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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