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View of Mount Etna

Dominating the eastern side of the island, Mount Etna is Europe’s largest volcano, with several vast craters and a height of 3,330 m (10,925 ft), and it remains one of the world’s most active. To the Greeks, it was home to Hephaestus, god of fire, who used its flames and lava to forge Zeus’s thunderbolts; to the Arabs it was known as Mongibello (Mountain of Mountains). Today, the Parco dell’Etna encompasses much of the volcano, encouraging farmers to produce wine, cheese, honey and fruit in the rich lavic ...

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