Yet only recently has the unique terroir of the foothills of Mount Etna been rediscovered as one of the best places to grow vines and make wine on this large island. And the majority of Mount Etna wines themselves are of superior quality, born from a combination of the Mount Etna terroir, high altitude vines, ancient vineyards, and state-of-the art winemaking equipment. Sicilian Wine Culture Grapes for wine production are grown all over Sicily. It is a centuries-old tradition for families to have their own vineyard for their own use. After World War II, the Italian government encouraged the mass production of wine, most of it at low quality and sold in bulk. It is located in northeastern Sicily and stands at 3, meters.
Your Guide to Visiting Mount Etna: Wine and Luxury among the Lava
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It lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. This makes it by far the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy , being about two and a half times the height of the next largest, Mount Vesuvius. In Greek mythology , the deadly monster Typhon was trapped under this mountain by Zeus , the god of the sky and thunder and king of gods, and the forges of Hephaestus were said also to be underneath it. Mount Etna is one of the world's most active volcanoes and is in an almost constant state of activity. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture , with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plain of Catania to the south. Due to its history of recent activity and nearby population, Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations. Another view is that the name is derived from the Phoenician word attuna meaning "furnace" or "chimney".
Mount Etna has a broad base or shield spanning roughly 60 by 40 km 36 by 24 miles and reaching an altitude of about 2, m 9, feet. The remaining m 1, feet at its top is a stratovolcano made from several vents that have coalesced. Most of the surface of Mount Etna is covered by historic lava flows dating back to eruptions as old as , years.
Spectacular footage of eruption on Klyuchevskaya Sopka side cone volcano on the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula was caught on camera by eyewitnesses on Tuesday March The video shows red rivers of lava floating down the mountain and volcano bombs explosions. Despite the danger, a group of tourists came extremely close to the streams of burning lava to capture the wildlife phenomenon. The 4, metres 15,ft Klyuchevskaya Sopka stratovolcano is the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula and the highest active volcano in Eurasia. Its first recorded eruption happened in