Mount Etna

Mt Etna, 95031 Adrano, Province of Catania, Italy

One of Italy’s three active volcanoes, Mount Etna has the longest recorded history of eruptions, dating back to the 5th century B.C.E. Its snow-covered peak was at one time covered with fir and pine forests, though today it’s rocky with sparse vegetation. Dominating the Strait of Messina, Mount Etna sits in a national park that supports a variety of animal life—foxes, martens, weasels and mice as well as the raptors that prey on the smaller rodents.

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