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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...
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Named after the legendary sorceress Morgan le Fay who appears in the tales of King Arthur and his court, Fata Morgana is a common mirage that can be seen on hot summer days on the Strait of Messina. When rays of light bend as they pass through air...
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Via Nuova, 77, 98164 Messina ME, Italy
These midcentury electrical pylons that reach a height of 232 meters (761 feet) are icons of Italy’s postwar regeneration and now have protected status as historical monuments. They began transmitting power in 1955 and were decommissioned in 1993—...
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The Strait of Messina is a must-visit for bird-watchers as it's a significant migration flyway for storks and raptors, which can number in the tens of thousands in the spring. The area's coastal wetlands and salt pans attract other bird species...
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89018 Villa San Giovanni, Province of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Villa San Giovanni, the principal gateway by ferry to Sicily, is located in Calabria, at the narrowest point of the Strait of Messina. A large lighthouse is one of the notable sights that faces the strait from its shores. Although earthquakes have...