Active volcanoes in and around Sicily and Italy

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In Sicily and also in Italy, there are two active volcanoes, the largest volcano in Europe is the Etna, in Italy also mentioned Mongibello or Mongibeddu. The second volcano is the Stromboli which gained less for its size publicity and notoriety than for its activity.

Etna eruption

Both volcanoes are active and have often made headlines in the last centuries as on 2002 to 2003 as both volcanoes had a strong eruptions by strong lava fontains and could be seen daily in the news. More information about the two fire mountains in Sicily (Italy) could be find unter there respetive names in the table below

The Macalube of Aragona is a nature reserve near Agrigento and shows a smaller kind of volcanism. There isn't arose a fire mountain or a volcano but it could emerge in the next few years. The small emerging crater in the landscape show that also in the western half of Sicily is a very active vulcanism.

Active volcanoes in Sicily & Italy
Etna Stromboli Macalube Vesuvius
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