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Mount Etna, Catania, sicily

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History and teachings
It is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania, between the cities of Messina and Catania. It lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is one of the tallest active volcanoes in Europe, and the tallest peak in Italy south of the Alps with a current height of 3,357 m (11,014 ft), though this varies with summit eruptions.

Cross-cultural dimensions
Mount Etna is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and is in an almost constant state of activity. Due to its history of recent activity and nearby population, Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations.In June 2013, it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its geological peculiarities of planetary relevance.

Useful information:
recommended for all; general; doesn’t require prior knowledge; accessible; affordable

Located near Catania. Accessible by car and public transportation. Not all footpaths are accessible for the disabled. All updates on the volcanic activity are available at the INGV Catania section website:

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What Will You Learn?

  • Visitors can be lucky enough to see one of the volcano's spectacular eruptions and its fiery lava flows, which have always aroused the interest of scientists along with the curiosity of visitors from all over the world. Visitors are able to acquire empirical and scientific knowledge about volcanos, develop citizenship skills and environmental awareness. Hickers and sport lovers can hike or practice snow sports, just a short distance from the sea.

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