|UNESCO #1427 - Mount Etna, Sicily - ITALY|
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Mount Etna - ITALY - UNESCO #1427
Today I receive another two cards from Ischa, the Dutch archeologist that went to Sicily to a internship. The first one shows the Mount Etna, the often active volcano that dominates the whole eastern side of the island and that was classified by UNESCO last year as a World Heritage Site. Thank you very much Ischa, when I went to Sicily I didn't saw the Etna and I mean literally... during the 3 days in Catania, big black clouds were hiding the mount (all the roads closed) so unfortunately I didn't had the chance to hike there like I planned, unfortunately. Ok now, 406 down, 601 to go. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
Mount Etna is an iconic site encompassing 19,237 uninhabited hectares on the highest part of Mount Etna, on the eastern coast of Sicily. Mount Etna is the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world. The eruptive history of the volcano can be traced back 500,000 years and at least 2,700 years of this activity has been documented. The almost continuous eruptive activity of Mount Etna continues to influence volcanology, geophysics and other Earth science disciplines.