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Mount Etna and Nebrodi Mountains on Sicily, Italy

37.7N 14.9E

February 9th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Volcanoes

Italy - January 16th, 2011

Mount Etna’s caldera is partially covered in snow in this winter image of the volcano, located on the Italian island of Sicily. Several old lava flows appear as grey streaks running down the volcano’s flanks.

Visible parallel to the coast, to the north of Mount Etna, are the Nebrodi Mountains, a range that runs along the north east of Sicily. Together with the Madonie and the Peloritani, they form the Sicilian Apennines. Mount Etna, separated from the mountains by the rivers Alcantara and Simeto, forms the range’s southern border.

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