The Red Mountains

The senses tell The Red Mountains

The route of the 1669 flow

It is strange that two hills that are so green destroyed almost half the city of Catania. From the Red Mountains, follow the path of the flow to the sea!

The undergrowth

The undergrowth of the chestnut grove of the Red Mountains is truly rich in vegetation and has an intense aroma.

The mushrooms of Etna

There is no better place to hunt for some porcini mushrooms, which are an excellent typical product of Etna.

Watch out for the chestnuts

As tasty and sweet as they are “dangerous”, the chestnut fruits are protected by thorny burrs. You must be careful not to prick yourself.

An ever-evolving volcano

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

Valle del Leone and the Elliptical

The senses tell Acicastello and Acitrezza

The 1669 eruption in Catania

Why did Etna form in that specific geographical position?

The senses tell Torre del Filosofo

The Grand Tour in Sicily


The continuous evolution of the Etna summit craters

The senses tell The Summit craters

The senses tell Valle del Leone

Volcanic monitoring and eruption forecasting

The Elliptical, the first great volcano of Etna

The Etna viewpoint

The senses tell Val Calanna

Etna, the living mountain

Etna: a marvellous group of microclimates and vegetation

The eruption of 1928 that destroyed the town of Mascali

The Red Mountains and the destructive eruption of 1669

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

Etna, wine terroir of excellence

Summit crater activity between 2011 and 2019

The senses tell Acireale

The senses tell The Red Mountains

The first Etnean volcanic events between Aci Castello and Aci Trezza

Acireale and its “timpe”

A fauna context yet to be discovered

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

The Jaci river

The “notches” of snow

Acireale and reconstruction after the 1693 earthquake

The senses tell The Etna viewpoint

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

Empedocles and his passion for Etna

Etna, an ever-changing natural laboratory

Lachea Island and the Aci Trezza Stacks

The fault system of the “Timpe” of Acireale

The earthquake that changed the geography of eastern Sicily in 1693

The different names of the “Muntagna”