The Etna Viewpoint

The senses tell The Etna viewpoint

The breathtaking Valle del Bove

It is true that every place on Etna has wonderful views, but this one is special. An unexpected place on a volcano, because it seems to be above the clouds.

The wind whistles

The high altitude, around 2650 metres, as well as the fact that there are no shelters, means that this area is always very windy, even during summer. Its hum becomes perceptible not only on the skin but in the absolute silence that reigns over the valley.

The smell of the volcano belvedere

It is not uncommon for the wind to blow from the summit craters to the viewpoint area, carrying with it gases from the summit craters. Without spending too much time in the gas cloud, you can experience the classic smell given off by a volcano.

Volcanic monitoring and eruption forecasting

The different names of the “Muntagna”

The senses tell Valle del Leone

The senses tell The Summit craters

An ever-evolving volcano

The earthquake that changed the geography of eastern Sicily in 1693

Valle del Leone and the Elliptical

The Etna viewpoint

Val Calanna, the first step towards a single large volcanic structure

The first Etnean volcanic events between Aci Castello and Aci Trezza

The 1669 eruption in Catania

Lachea Island and the Aci Trezza Stacks

Why did Etna form in that specific geographical position?

The Jaci river

The senses tell Acireale

Humankind and the volcano: how should we behave? Volcanic risk


The senses tell Torre del Filosofo

Etna, an ever-changing natural laboratory

Etna, wine terroir of excellence

Acireale and its “timpe”

Torre del Filosofo: at the base of the summit craters (2950 metres)

The senses tell Acicastello and Acitrezza

Etna: a marvellous group of microclimates and vegetation

Summit crater activity between 2011 and 2019

The Grand Tour in Sicily

The continuous evolution of the Etna summit craters

The senses tell The Red Mountains

The eruption of 1928 that destroyed the town of Mascali

The senses tell Val Calanna

The Elliptical, the first great volcano of Etna

Etna, the living mountain

The 2001 eruption of Mount Etna, where the approach to volcanoes changed

The “notches” of snow

Empedocles and his passion for Etna

The Red Mountains and the destructive eruption of 1669

Acireale and reconstruction after the 1693 earthquake

The senses tell The Etna viewpoint

A fauna context yet to be discovered

The fault system of the “Timpe” of Acireale