Etna

Etna-museo-dell'etna
The etna Museum explores and explains all aspects of Etna in a clear and simple manner. The myths, history, scientific theories and the nature of the volcano recently recognized by UNESCO. From the main eruptions projected at the cinema to scale reconstructions; from lava formations to typical produce like wine, olive oil and honey. Basically everything you need to know about Etna in its complexity and in its endless charm.
Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe and attracts thousands of tourists, hikers, curious people from all over the world, lovers of winter sports and high mountains. Hiking along the nature trails of the Etna Park allow you to appreciate the really beauty of the landscape in alla seasons . Just think that at certain times of the year you can ski on snow and swim in the sea same day.

RURAL TRADITIONS

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RURAL TRADITIONS

Faithful reconstruction of an olive press, a wine press, a typical rural house, a cellar and an area dedicated to bees and honey with a mechanic honey extractor  working perfectly.

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Etna, a great resource

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Etna, a great resource

The ancient tradition of processing lava rock is an integral part of the sicilian artistic and cultural heritage: it is an eternal material, which has been handed down for generations without losing its original splendor. Lava rock is mostly used for paving roads, decorations, portals and various kinds of architectural elements. The most important architectural works of the province of Etna are made of lava material, like the elephant in Duomo square and Porta Garibaldi in Catania, the obelisks in Piedimonte etneo and numerous churches of the Etna area. With the glazing process on lava stone it is possible to obtain fireplaces, tables and interior design...

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Etna produce

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Etna produce

The Sicilian climate and the fertile volcanic soil are critical to the quality of the local produce of Etna. In first place, to name only the most important, wine, honey, apples, olive oil, chestnuts, pistachio nuts, mushrooms, almonds , hazelnuts and vegetables. The wine producing industries use grapes variety cultivated on the volcanic soils along the Etna slopes, which give local grapes a valuable and unique organoleptic characteristics. The DOC denomination has been awarded to Etna wines thanks to these qualities. Honey, the gold of Etna, is a valuable source of income in some areas of the Etna. With over seven hundred beekeepers, Zafferana boasts the production of about 15% of the total national production. Honey from Etna is renowned throughout Italy, particulary for its healing properties and it is currently used in the preparation of typical sweets and other dishes. The famous pistachio nuts of Bronte, widespread and well-known fruit of Etna, grow only on the steep terrain of this area and only here takes on a bright brilliant emerald green color and an intense...

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth

The largest museum in Italy dedicated to the earth’s volcanoes offers a unique opportunity to get into the heart of the volcanic eruptions. With the support of experts it will seem to make a journey to the center of the Earth to discover how and why volcanoes exist, how they work and what hazards pose to populations: focus on volcanoes of the world, history of the Earth and its internal structure to understand the dynamic that causes earthquakes and the creation of volcanoes. There is also an entire section devoted to the work done by volcanologists and scientific techniques for monitoring Etna and other Italian...

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