Mount Etna, Many cities are built on volcanic lava

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The scenery on the mountain is truly breathtaking.
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Introduction

The Mount Etna, located in central Sicily, is the highest active volcano in Europe and is often called the "living fossil". It emits thick smoke all year round and sometimes carries lava, which makes the local residents accustomed to such phenomena. Roads and rural roads near the volcano are built with volcanic rocks, which is a result of the locals' full utilization of resources. Mount Etna is a stratovolcano and the highest active volcano in Europe. Due to frequent volcanic activity, its altitude can also rise or fall. In 2013, a large-scale eruption occurred, causing casualties among tourists. In May 2016, only a small amount of lava was emitted. Italian scientists have developed a set of response methods for such frequent volcanic activity. Although they cannot control the eruption of the volcano, they can guide the lava to flow away from cities or villages, thus reducing the risk of casualties and improving safety.

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Opening hours
Winter: 09:00-15:45, summer: 09:00-16:15, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, sunset tour at 17:00.
Transportation
It is difficult to reach the summit of the volcano by public bus, so it is recommended to join a tour or drive up the mountain. However, the local AST bus runs one trip daily to the volcano site. The bus departs at a fixed time (08:15) from Catania central station square to Rifugio Sapienza, the basecamp for Mount Etna. The return trip departs at 16:30 and the fare ranges from 10 to 15 euros.