Etna: She Needs to Vent


Mount Etna’s craters (there are sometimes as many as 20 vents) are always changing because the volcano is always erupting. Mongibello, as it is called by the locals, is 11,000 feet high. When visiting, the air may be chilling because of its elevation; however, you’ll feel heat when you put your hand on the black lava-soil.

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  1. says:

    Just awesome!

  2. I didn’t realize Etna was still an active volcano. Looks very stark in there!

    1. It’s like the surface of the moon at the summit. Lower down the mountain it’s lush because of the rich volcanic soil… Which makes for delicious wine!

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