The highest mountain of Sicily - Mount Etna

The highest mountain of Sicily – Mount Etna

The most amazing natural attraction of Sicily is Mount Etna, the highest mountain on the island. As Etna is a volcanic mountain, in ancient Greece it was considered as the god if fire and also the home of the Cyclops, the monster with one eye. The mountain is about 3350 m high and its volcano is still active hence each eruption changes the hight of it. Over the past centuries some eruptions were so powerful that the lava flow reached even the coast. Etna has many advantages: it offers several ... [ read more ]

Grand Canyon of Sicily - Alcantara Gorge

Grand Canyon of Sicily – Alcantara Gorge

Sicily has its own special heritages of which makes part the Alcantara Gorge as well. The gorge was formed due to the running waters of Alcantara River which slope down from Mount Etna and Nebrodi Mountains. The river is among the few creeks which don’t dry up all year. Its name is given by the Arabs of Sicily. ‘Al gantara’ meaning ‘the bridge’ is a reference to a Roman span which was discovered by the Arabs. The spring of Alcantara can be found near Floresta, the highest town of S... [ read more ]