by Jennifer Patience November. 18, 2007 2999 views

I visited Sicily in September 2003 and was really excited to see Mongibello - Mt Etna.
As Etna is an active volcano, personal safety was taken very seriously and to visit the main crater was only possible through a guided (expensive) tour. Walking around the lower craters however, was no problem and there were many walking paths up and around the many minor craters.
Visiting Etna was a strange experience. It had erupted quite dramatically the year before, taking out tourist stations on the south and north-east sides and as we drove up in the bus it was pointed out to us that the roads we were on had had to be rebuilt and reforged after the lava flow had destroyed the previous ones. Looking down out of the bus window, you could see the roofs of houses poking out through the solidified lava.
Etna was actually more colourful than I had expected and that's one reason that I like this photograph. Also, I like the little people walking in the middle that give a sense of perspective.

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Pete 13 years, 6 months ago

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