Sicily is a volcanic island surrounded by myths and mysteries. The fire concealed deep underground has always provoked in humans both fear and awe.
For the ancient Greeks Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, was the house of Hephaestus, god of fire and metals and blacksmith of the Olympus.
The gentle giant, as people of Sicily call Etna, keeps its charm intact to this day. The mountain is a beautiful destination for trekking excursions and for winter sports, its lunar landscape is one of the most evocative in the entire Sicily.
Etna may be the most famous Sicilian volcano but it’s not the only one. The Aeolian island is a volcanic archipelago off the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily, the astonishing landscape of these islands offers the chance to see volcanic activity up close.
The bright red of the lava flowing on the black stone and the sky embracing the sea on the horizon in a breathtaking blue, all these elements together create the Sciara in Stromboli.
In ancient times volcanoes were thought to be the gateway to the afterworld, in more recent times they have inspired some masterpieces of modern filmmaking, like Stromboli of Roberto Rossellini, a classic of neorealist cinema with Ingrid Bergman, or Vulcano, featuring the unforgettable icon of Italian cinema, Anna Magnani.
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