The highest and most active volcano in europe
When you’re landing at Catania airport the first thing you see is Mount Etna. The volcano dominates the city and all its surroundings.
In Sicily they call Mount Etna ‘A muntagna’ (the mountain) or ‘Mungibeddu’, from the Latin word Mons and the Arabic word Jebel. Both words mean Mountain.
Etna is the most active volcano in Europe and it’s easy to see its great fire shows even from a long distance. In June 2003 Mt. Etna was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Mt. Etna is one of the favourite destinations for ski lovers.You can glide over its snow-covered sides looking at the sea and at the entire Ionian coast. Mt. Etna offers many activities also during the rest of the year, thanls to the many nature trails within the Etna Park.