Category Archives: Sicily

Mount Etna of Sicily

Mount Etna of Sicily

Mount Etna, is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina.
Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plain of Catania to the south.
Lava Rocks

Messina, Sicily

Messina is the capital of the Italian province of Messina and the third largest city on the island of Sicily. It is located near the northeast corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina, just opposite Villa San Giovanni on the mainland. Archimandrite seat since 1548 and is home to a locally important international fair.

Bell Tower: The bell tower holds one of the largest astronomical clocks in the world, built in 1933 by the Ungerer Company of Strasbourg. The belfry mechanically animated statues, which illustrate events from the civil and religious history of the city every day at noon, are a popular touristic attraction.

Church: The building had to be almost entirely rebuilt in 1919-1920, following the devastating 1908 earthquake, and again in 1943, after a fire triggered by Allied bombings.

Mount Etna