Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2013
Size of heritage: 19,237 ha
- Buffer zone: 26,220 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 14,997°
Latitude: 37,756°

About

Mount Etna is an iconic site encompassing 19,237 uninhabited hectares on the highest part of Mount Etna, on the eastern coast of Sicily. Mount Etna is the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world. The eruptive history of the volcano can be traced back 500,000 years and at least 2,700 years of this activity has been documented. The almost continuous eruptive activity of Mount Etna continues to influence volcanology, geophysics and other Earth science disciplines. The volcano also supports important terrestrial ecosystems including endemic flora and fauna and its activity makes it a natural laboratory for the study of ecological and biological processes. The diverse and accessible range of volcanic features such as summit craters, cinder cones, lava flows and the Valle de Bove depression have made the site a prime destination for research and education.


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Hotels and places to stay

Rifugio Sapienza

Address
Distance: 3,8 mi
Piazzale Rifugio Sapeinza
95030 Nicolosi
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 10:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Hotel Villa Dorata

Address
Distance: 4,8 mi
Contrada Serra la Nave, snc
95030 Ragalna
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Bosco Ciancio

Address
Distance: 6,8 mi
Contrada Stagliata, snc
95033 Biancavilla
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Residence Serra La Nave

Address
Distance: 4,6 mi
Contrada Serra La Nave
95030 Pedara
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


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