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” […]

Read More…



Autumn tradition’s sweet recipes of Mt Etna


Mount Etna is a small universe apart, which produces animal and plant life and which changes almost completely each season. Its fertile soil allows the growth of numerous delicacies such as mushrooms, chestnuts, pistachios, citrus fruits and the inevitable prickly pears. The best time to enjoy these products is autumn. Between October and January, in […]

Read More…





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 […]

Read More…