Mount Etna

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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:42
For those looking for a bit of a thrill, and a different Sicilian experience, consider hiking to the top of a volcano. Here are three you can climb.  Mount…
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by Silvia Donati | Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:04
Two Italian regions and one city made The New York Times’ recently released annual list of 52 places to go in the coming year. According to The New York Times…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00
The lands that surround Catania and Mount Etna in Sicily have been farmed since the Neolithic; indeed, they’re home to the oldest agricultural civilization on…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 12/27/2018 - 04:00
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake hit eastern Sicily early in the morning on Wednesday, the night between Christmas and St. Stephen’s Day, injuring at least 28 people…
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by Silvia Donati | Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:38
“We’re neither Ionians nor Dorians, we are Sicilians,” said the Syracusan Hermocrates as early as 424 BC. Nowadays, many will say, “We’re not Italians, we’re…
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by Gordon Lethbridge | Fri, 02/20/2015 - 04:00
For anyone with a sweet tooth, Taormina is a temptation too hard to resist. It is difficult to stroll down the main thoroughfare, Corso Umberto I, or the via…
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by Georgette Jupe | Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:00
Italy has its fair share of wonderful places to visit but, as someone who now considers herself a ‘local’, visiting Sicily was a bit of an eye-opener for my…
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by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/10/2015 - 03:20
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, truly has it all: nature and culture, charming towns with a rich art history, good food and beautiful beaches…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:01
The extraordinary images below were taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronauts Alexander Gerst and Reid Wiseman of “Expedition 40”. At 200…
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by Barry Lillie | Sun, 05/04/2014 - 03:30
You’d hardly expect a tree growing on one of the world’s most active volcanoes to reach a great age, but growing happily on Sicily’s Mount Etna is the largest…