Etna Has Been Talking A Lot

Mount Etna has been talking to us consistently this year. She has said hello 50 times since February, which has led to her southeastern crater now extending a little over 11,000 feet above sea level, surpassing the northeastern crater’s height, which was the highest point for decades. Etna has four summit craters, now two that…

Traditional Sicilian Baskets

These traditional Sicilian baskets handmade from river reeds are used for countless purposes. This particular size with the handle may often be seen tied to a rope, being lowered from balconies throughout Sicily. Called “un panaru” in Sicilian, they are used to carry everything from fruits such as lemons, grapes, and olives to foodstuffs like…