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Sicily’s Mount Etna Gets World Heritage Status


An Unbiased Italy Travel Blog Brought to You by Perillo Tours Mount Etna, Sicily’s towering and active volcano, has been deemed a World Heritage Site by the United Nations office UNESCO. The volcano joins 47 other World Heritage sites in Italy, including the Amalfi Coast and the Dolomite Mountains. The selection of World Heritage sites is based on 10 criteria such as “to bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.” “The almost continuous eruptive activity of Mount Etna continues to influence volcanology, geophysics and ...

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