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Sicily’s volcanoes

It is a well-known fact that most of Sicily’s underground is composed of volcanoes of various sizes, from the smallest and most harmless, to the largest and most fearsome. First and foremost is Mount Etna, but there are also all the submerged or surfacing volcanoes of the Aeolian Islands (which are all volcanic in origin),  Ferdinandea Island, the Maccalube di Aragone, Pantelleria, Monte Lauro, Empedocle, Basiluzzo Island and the Campi Flegrei.

Volcanoes are a great source of tourism for Sicily; every day thousands of people climb up to the crater of Etna to witness the eruption of the volcano in total safety. Aside from Etna, other Sicilian volcanoes that are always active are Stromboli and Vulcano, while other islands – Lipari, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, and Salina – experience a form of secondary volcanic activity. The material spewed from Sicilian volcanoes endows this land with peculiar traits: colors, spectacular phenomena, and majestic landscapes. Experienced guides will make it possible for you to experience the vast explosions, not only walking near the craters, but also from boats at sea, where in the evening you will be able to especially appreciate the colors of the eruptions and their reflection in the splendid waters of the surrounding sea.   

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