KID PICK: MOUNT ETNA
can't help but be awed by Sicily's greatest natural attraction and highest mountain.
At 3,350 meters, Etna is Europe's highest active volcano. Over 1200 meters of
its surface is covered with solidified lava.
there is skiing, and in warmer months you can take wonderful hikes through the
woods. Etna is a strata volcano, with relatively cool lava temperatures and several
vents. No one knows where it will erupt next!
Etna was the forge of Volcan, the god of fire, and the home of the one-eyed monster,
the Cyclops. Etna's beauty and frequent eruptions make it one of the best known
and most studied volcanoes in the world.
But don't forget
your sweater! It's always cooler on Etna than it is in the valleys or along the
shows in Palermo
(see how it grows and try making something out of it near Siracusa)
Ear of Dionysus, a cave near Siracusa with amazing acoustical properties that
let a person inside whisper to someone at the other end
gigantic fallen Telamon statues at the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
the trains being put on boats crossing the Strait of Messina
temple under the church in Siracusa
fresh water fountain surrounded by the sea on the Island of Ortigia
trips to the Aeolian Islands to see more volcanoes