Etna, the volcano of Sicily

Sicily’s greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain. At approximately 3350 meters, it is Europe’s highest active volcano. The height of its summit changes with each eruption. Over 1200 square meters of Etna’s surface is covered with solidified lava. Etna offers skiing in the winter months and breath-taking hikes in the woods during the summer. There are also a number of smaller peaks on the slopes of Etna, and some interesting caverns. Etna does not seem that high when you are sunbathing on the beach, but when you want to climb to the very top you need a surge of energy. You will be well rewarded for your journey, the view from the top of the volcano is incredible, not to mention the thrill of standing at the peak of one of nature’s most powerful creations.