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  • Vulcano Etna
  • Nature

Etna is located on the eastern coast of Sicily, within the territory of the province of Catania. It is a Sicilian volcanic complex originating in the Quaternary and represents the highest terrestrial active volcano of the Eurasian plate.

Its frequent eruptions throughout history have changed, sometimes even profoundly, the surrounding landscape, coming repeatedly to threaten the populations that have settled around it over the millennia.

Its surface is characterized by a rich variety of environments that alternates urban landscapes and dense woods.

These conserve different endemic botanical species to desolate areas covered by magmatic rock and periodically subject to snowfall at higher altitudes.

On June 21st, 2013 the XXXVII session of the UNESCO Committee, included Mount Etna in the list of assets that constitute the World Heritage.

Etna is an uninterrupted destination for visits by tourists interested in the volcano and its manifestations as it is one of the few active volcanoes in the world to be easily accessible.

In fact, there are also specialized guides and off-road vehicles that safely take visitors to the summit craters.

The massif is a frequent destination for both mountain and volcanic hiking.

On the Etna there is the Astronomical Observatory of Serra la Nave, a structure dedicated to the observation of the sky on the visible.

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