CEFALÙ ETNA


9 May 2017
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Tuesday
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181 km
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HIGHLIGHTS

VIDEO AREA

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ETNA

The history of the municipality of Nicolosi is connected to that of the early 12th century Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolò  around which the original village was built and which was many times destroyed by lava flows. The greatest and most destructive of these in 1669 devastated the Etna villages all the way to Catania. Nicolosi represents historically “the gate to Etna” because of its central position between the sea and the mountain, but it is also the starting point for excursions to the volcano.

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GALLERY

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WINE

Etna red and rosé (Nerello cappuccio, Nerello mascalese), white (Carricante, Cataratto, Minnella, Bianco, Trebbiano, Grillo).

MAIN SIGHTS

It is Europe’s largest volcano (3,346 m high, covering an area of 1,250 km), and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It is part of the Mount Etna Regional Park, a protected area established in 1987 and covering approx. 60,000 hectares. Mount Etna is covered in snow for many months a year and becomes a real skiers’ paradise.

HISTORY

Ancient name: Aetna

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