|Etna as seen from the plane before landing...|
Today, Etna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its importance to science, history, culture, and education. Therefore, I really wanted to honor the mountain with a personal visit to the highest point available to tourists. The volcano has been a constant fixture for centuries of ancestors who not only depended on it and the fruits of its fertile soil but at times probably had to survive it as well. I am the sum of all of them and, therefore, a daughter of Etna.
Bottom line: This is a must-do attraction if traveling to Sicily. 5-star experience.
|Funivia/cable cars of Etna will take you to 2,500 meters|
|Examples of flora and fauna seen from the cable car|
|One of 5 main crater vents seen at 2,920 meters|
|Standing with my son "on another planet."|
Stay tuned for the next post on Sicily 2013.