Discovering Riposto and “Mt Etna’s beaches”


For a long time the main tourist “gates” to Mount Etna were Catania – with its airport and station – and Taormina. The large tourist crowds settled in these two locations so to discover Etna by excursions. It has been twenty years, now, since also Riposto has joined them as a tourist gate to Etna, […]

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Itinerary of the historic vineyards of Mt Etna


The disadvantages of living at the foot of an always active volcano like Etna are many. You have to adapt to earthquakes, eruptions, volcanic ash that invades roads and land. But the benefits far outweigh the downsides. Because precisely that lava, that ash, over the centuries nourish a very rich and proliferating soil. The agricultural […]

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Grape harvest, a festive tradition of Mt Etna


Grape harvest is a tradition of many Countries in the world. It is a celebration of joy in the community for many cultures. On Mount Etna, grape harvest is a celebration that mixes pagan rituals with the tradition of the sacred land of the volcano. Still today, the collection of grapes is a strong, impressive […]

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Etna Wineries, home to great wine


It is not a casuality if Mount Etna is the home to great Sicilian wines. It is a volcano, in fact, and this matters. Especially when you cultivate vines. The lavic soil is rich of nutrients and the grapes take them all. This is the element – together with the special local climate – that […]

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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” […]

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