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Etna and its southern promontory from Silvestri Crater (Etna, Sicily)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 37° 41.836 E 015° 00.291
33S E 500427 N 4172227
Quick Description: ...it's a piece of Mordor and Mt. Orodruin is above you - it's the first feeling if you are staying on the rim of Silvestri Crater at southern flank of Mt. Etna. The views are stunning and the landscape really as from SF&F movie...
Location: Sicilia, Italy
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 8:06:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM7BHT
Views: 23

Long Description:

In the walk distance of the Rifugio Sapienza (the highest possible parking lot in this locality) on the southern slope of Mt. Etna you can find several side craters (Monti Silvestri, Monti Calcarazzi and Montagnola). They are almost recent and well visible manifestation of Etnean turbulent volcanic activity. One of these craters, Monti Silvestri, is spot which offers really great panoramic vistas over southern promontory of Etna, basin of Catania town and also good view to main summit of the mother vulcano Etna. The surrounding volcanic landscape, mostly created by fresh lava fields and small side Etna's craters, looks really weird and shows to you immense destructive and creative power of Nature...


Mount Etna also called Mongibello Volcano is located on the East coast of Sicily, just North of Catania. Etna is an active volcano, sending frequent streams of lava and pyroclastic flows down its slopes. Mount Etna is 3 326 m high, making it the tallest European active volcano, with a circumference of 140 km.

Type of overlook: Walk by

Picnic tables: yes

Benches: yes

Water/restrooms: no

Overlook designation: not designated

Elevation: 6,390.00

View:
Mt. Etna and its southern promontory, landscape of Catania basin.


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