Etna, the great volcano
Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest and most powerful volcano in Europe, with its 3320 meters high (in 2019) and 160 km in circumference at its base, has always been in almost continuous activity since the times of its birth, with its colossal mass it dominates the north-east of Sicily and the shores of the Ionian Sea.
Arriving at its slopes, you will be fascinated to contemplate this majestic volcano that stands out in the Sicilian sky, since the most remote antiquity. It is the breath of the primordial earth, unstoppable. It is the power of nature that frightens and at the same time it is beauty that seduces. Its incessant activity has generated myths and legends, in which extremes meet. “The giants Typhon and Enceladus locked up under the volcano by the Olympians, violently shook the mountain and the fire escaped with a great roar from the infernal workshop where the Cyclops forged the weapons of Zeus.“