Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Mount Etna - ITALY - UNESCO #1427
Two more Italian UNESCO sites arrived today. This one is Mount Etna in Sicily, one of the most active volcanoes in the world - it's curious, I received a card from Etna last week... it's amazing how coincidences like this happen so often in Postcrossing! Thank you very much Massimo for this lovely card (like you, I never saw Etna erupting... in fact even after visiting Sicily I can't say I saw the Mount Etna, with or withour eruption, because big dark clouds were covering the full mount - must get back there one day). This postcard took 5 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.