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Monti Silvestri (Silvestri Craters)

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The Monti Silvestri are two inactive craters formed as a result of the Mount Etna eruption of 1892.  Situated just a few steps from the Rifugio Sapienza in Nicolosi at about 1,900 m above sea level, the craters are named after Prof. Orazio Silvestri.

Half of all visitors of Mount Etna travel via Nicolosi on the southern slopes to see this highest active volcano in Europe.

A walk up and around the Silvestri craters is a good solution for all those who have problems with their heart or lungs and cannot go further up to the summit.

The volcanic landscape around the craters is impressive and of a rare natural beauty.

 

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