Mount Etna

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Sicily, Italy
Mount Etna - Etna from a distance
Mount Etna - getting higher and higher
Mount Etna - Mars
Mount Etna - Etna from the other side
Mount Etna - rough landscapes

Mount Etna Reviews

davidjassohoff davidjas…
1 reviews
Mount Etna Sep 02, 2011
Years ago I landed at the airport in Sicily. It was very early in the morning. The sun wasn't out yet. I get off the plane and I look to my left and I see a giant silhouette of a mountain and at the top I see an orange glow that lit up that part of the sky. It was an amazing thing to see. If you go there, I definitely recommend that you wake up really early to look at this natural wonder. Imagine being really close to something so amazing and dangerous at the same time.
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larskroese larskroe…
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Mars on Earth Jun 02, 2009
Mount Etna is an volcano on West-Sicily, Italy. It's an active vulcano, once in a while (read: about every year) it decides do a small eruption. The last big eruption was in 2001.

Because it is such an active volcano, it created an extraordinary landscapes on the slopes of the mountain.

The bottom of the is very green, with pretty farm villages. It's very rich of vegetation because of the very fertile layers of lava from past eruptions.

If you drive higher up the volcano, the landscape gets more and more rocky. You see dark dried up lava cutting trough the vegetation. You can clearly see where the lava streams in the past flowed.

When you get to the highest point you can get by car the landscape looks like a picture from Mars. You only see dark, black or red lava stone. It is really amazing to see.

The best way to get around the Etna is go with a car, you can also go by bike or on foot but it takes quite some time because the Etna is 3323 metres high. At 1800 metres you can't go further by car, you will have to take a lift. I would not recommend that because it is very expensive and you do not really see more than at the highest point you can get by car.
Etna from a distance
getting higher and higher
rough landscapes
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