Mount Etna in Sicily

Deutsch: Logo UNESCO-Welterbe (Deutsche Version)

Deutsch: Logo UNESCO-Welterbe (Deutsche Version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mt Etna, with Catania in the foreground

Mt Etna, with Catania in the foreground (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mt Etna, with Catania in the foreground

Mt Etna, with Catania in the foreground (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Mount Etna (Sicily) Français : Mont E...

English: Mount Etna (Sicily) Français : Mont Etna (Sicile) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Tomb entrance in Pantalica

English: Tomb entrance in Pantalica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: House destroyed by lava on the slopes...

English: House destroyed by lava on the slopes of Etna. Deutsch: Von Lava verschüttetes Haus am Hang des Aetna (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Etna is 10,000 feet high in Sicily about three hours from Palermo. It is the most active volcano in the Europe!

It has been busy erupting and spewing smoke and lava. When it erupts, it causes havoc at the Catania airport in eastern Sicily.

If you wish to venture to the summit, you must have a guide. Eruptons disrupt these explorations.

English: Mount Etna from Catania public garden.

English: Mount Etna from Catania public garden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Etna

Mount Etna (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Necropolis of Pantalica

Necropolis of Pantalica (Photo credit: andrewmalone)

After you visit Mt. Etna, go south to Siracusa and then visit the Necopolis of Pantalica. These are both fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites in southeast Sicily.

 

Pantalica has “cemeteries of rock-cut chamber tombs dating from the 13th to the 7th centuries BC. There are often said to be over 5000 tombs, although the most recent estimate suggests a figure of just under 4000. They extend around the flanks of a large promontory located at the junction of the Anapo river with its tributary, the Calcinara, about 23 kilometres NW of Syracuse. Together with the city of Syracuse, Pantalica was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.” WIKIPEDIA

Mount Etna (Sicily) viewed from the Greek amph...

Mount Etna (Sicily) viewed from the Greek amphitheatre in Taormina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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