The chestnuts of Mount Etna

The chestnuts of Mount Etna

Auf der Ostseite des Ätnas (von Nordosten bis Südosten) gibt es – auf Grund des speziellen Klimas – große Vorkommen von Edelkastanien (Castanea sativa). Die Kastanien sind essbar, werden aber nicht kommerziell angebaut oder gesammelt, da sie Großteils im...
Experience Mount Etna live – a breathtaking natural spectacle!

Experience Mount Etna live – a breathtaking natural spectacle!

Seit dem 13.5.2022 ist der Südöstliche Krater wieder aktiv. Am Fuß des Kegels, auf seiner Nordseite, hat sich eine Spalte geöffnet. Ein Lavastrom ergießt sich seit dem ständig in das Valle del Bove, das riesige Tal auf der Ostseite des Ätna.Es handelt sich um eine...
Where do the names of Etna’s craters come from?

Where do the names of Etna’s craters come from?

Mount Etna has not only 4 main craters, but also almost 300 lateral craters. Every hill we see in the vast Etna area is an extinct lateral crater. Lateral eruptions are so-called monogenetic eruptions, i.e. openings that are active only once and then are so firmly...
Etna Current – 13.5.2022

Etna Current – 13.5.2022

The south-eastern crater does not come to rest: the currently highest and most active main crater of Etna provides spectacular images again on the evening of 13.5.2022. This time the activity does not start with strombolian activity. A lava flow is descending on the...
Sicily – Culinary Diversity from North to West

Sicily – Culinary Diversity from North to West

A round trip for all the senses Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea located in the southwest of Italy, is not only home to the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, but also has impressive cities to offer in addition to beautiful beaches. No...
The plant diversity of Etna

The plant diversity of Etna

The Sicilian flora is characterized by many endemic species. They make up about 10% of the island’s plant species. In this article we want to tell you about some of the special plants that grow on Etna. Because anyone who thinks Mount Etna is a barren, lifeless...
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