The Silvestri Craters

The Sivestri Craters, a series of volcanic craters that exist on Etna’s south side, were formed during an 1892 eruption. 1900 meters above sea level, they are accessable by car when you navigate to Rifugio Sapienza in Nicolosi. The craters are named for Professor Orazio Silvestri, a geologist and volcanologist who dedicated much of his life to studying Etna’s ways.

The Silvestri Craters are extinct, and you can walk their rims and explore them upclose.

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