Looking Into The Caldera on Mt. Etna

by Lindsay Shapka in ,


Located on the east coast of Sicily, Mt Etna is one of THE MOST ACTIVE VOLCANOS IN THE WORLD (!!), and is two times the size of the infamous Mt Vesuvius. 

Deciding to risk it for the sake of adventure (did I mention that I’m crazy), my friends and I left the safety of our hotel room in Catania early one morning and, after a sleepy bus ride, found ourselves at the base of this iconic force-of-nature. 

The barren landscape was broken only by a few small cabins selling snacks and kitschy souvenirs. I picked up a book about Etna to flip through and learned that the city we were sleeping in was once covered in lava during an eruption that lasted for 122 days… great.

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Early Morning in Cinque Terre

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