Published On: Thu, Jul 30th, 2015

Crateri Silvestri

If you’re looking for panoramic views of Etnas landscape and would like to visit the window kissed by lava, then you might find yourself heading for the Crateri Silvestri – the Silvestri Craters…

Image © iStock

Image © iStock

The Crateri Silvestri of Mount Etna were created by the volcanic eruption of 1892 and are, compared to the 459 square-mile volcano, small, inactive volcanic cones on the mountains south side. Offering fantastic panoramic views over the basin of neighbouring Catania and the main summit of the volcano itself, the craters stand at 2,300 metres above sea level and are frequently visited by tourists, with excursions and trips running daily. Pay a visit also to the Restaurant Capannina, which only just survived the eruption of 2001 and bears a window kissed by lava as a memory. 

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