I was stunned when I saw a video of Mount Etna when it spewed lava the other day. It happened exactly a week ago when we left Catania and while we were on our way to the airport, we caught a glimpse of Mount Etna which was visible from the road. This eruption might no longer be a shock to the world as this volcano has had major and minor eruptions in the past years, the most recent being in 2008. Not only that, it also spews lava a couple of periods in a year. I’m not surprised cos hubby said that Mount Etna is the largest and most active volcano in Europe. An employee of the hotel told us that when it erupted once, he had to stop driving and go off the car because it was beautiful to see the lava spewed in the air. He sounded like he’s used to it. We could have seen it too, had it erupted when we were there. Hahaa!
But what we saw was the top of Mount Etna from a distance and at that time when we left Catania, it was covered with snow. It was chilly but sunny that day though.
Part of Mount Etna was also visible from the road when we drove to Taormina. But one can catch a good glimpse of the volcano when driving in Catania and Messina.
Heard first time about Mount Etna.Really a beautiful place.
It’s a volcano in Sicily and Etna means beautiful so you hit it right.
Man söker kvinna says
I love the landscape, it’s really just a glimpse of Mouth Etna, but that’s an interesting story, and I bet your journey was just as beautiful.
Sicily or Italy has indeed a lot of beautiful landscapes. Yes, it was, thank you.
Saw the news about volcano eruption in Sicily the other day and I remembered that’s where you had your vacation. It would be a thrilling experience to personally see Mount Etna aflame. Parang fountain yung pag flow ng lava, amazing scene, though scary.
Oo nga, and Mount Etna always have a dramatic eruption. Ibang klase doon kasi they stop and watch it while spewing lava instead of running away from danger, hahaa!
Filipino Recipes says
Love this kind of scenery! Enchanting talaga to teacher Marlene.
By the way, what do you use to watermark your pics? Thanks.
I use Xara Extreme Pro photo and graphics editor. Hubby preferred it better than Photoshop. I like it too.
Filipino Recipes says
Thanks, will check it out!
That “Mount Etna in the background” picture is fantastic. What a gorgeous scenery.