The volcano Etna

Etna is the most 'largest volcano in Europe.

Volcano characterized by the frequency of eruptions, which are constantly repeated on the upper. It is believed that the continuous outpouring of lava is due to the connection to the channel bottom

Ionic ocean, unlike other sources, who say that under the volcano is a large mass of hot material. And 'certain, however, that Mount Etna is located in a very complex geodynamic point.

The current height is 3,323 m, but it varies frequently given the continuous fuoriscita materiale.La of its base has an area of about 1,600 km ² and a perimeter of 200 km or more. The shape is quite regular and conical.

The most 'disastrous eruptions were those of 1669 and 1928. At the base of the central crater at 2,942 m, is located an observatory.

The vegetation is a typical stratification altitude: a cultivated area up to 1300-1400m, followed by a wooded area, up to 2000 m, and a desert.

The excursion to Mount Etna is one of the most 'major tourist attractions and is strongly recommended. The starting point is set at an altitude of 1900 "Rifugio Sapienza", hence a modern cable car is only a few minutes at 2500. Then begins the second part of the excursion with off-road vehicles and conducted by experienced chauffeurs lead up to the craters. There is so forward to an incomparable setting where you can admire the impressive main crater, the crater south-east and the historic lava flows that characterize the landscape.

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