Mompileri, the shrine under the lava


When you come to visit Mt Etna, do follow the itinerary of the churches buried by the lava. They are fascinating, mysterious places, a little disturbing sometimes but and rich in history. Such as the Sanctuary of Mompileri. It is on the southern flank of Etna, in the territory of the town of Mascalucia. It […]

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Covid-free Sicily for your summer holidays


On June 8th, 2020, the district of Siracusa is  “covid-free” because there have not been new virus cases for 2 weeks. Also the district of Trapani, in western Sicily, was declared covid-free. Places like the small island of Pantelleria never had covid cases on their territory. And even where the virus hit hard, Sicily was […]

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Mt Etna and the excursions at Covid time


“Once the sporting activity is allowed, it can be carried out individually, thereby including all non-competitive activities, also those at sea. They must always guarantee interpersonal distancing, observance of precautionary hygiene measures and subsequent sanitization of the tools. To carry out these activities it is also allowed to move from one municipality to another. The […]

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Once upon a time, Val Calanna


To many over-50s Val Calanna is the name of their favourite camping place. This small valley that opened at the entrance of the larger valley Valle del Bove was a green group of woods. Every year, in the summer, it welcomed young explorers and campers. A loving memory that young people will never see again, […]

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