PARCO NATURALE ETNA_2Also called Mount Etna (from Gibel Utlamat), overlooking the plain of Catania and is bordered by the course of the Alcantara and from what Simeto, who dug their bed in the lava flows giving rise to gorges. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, has a height (currently 3340 m) highly variable because of the frequent mutations, even in form, which is subject to the nose cone that rises isolated on a large plateau, ancient crater filled by eruptive materials. The rich vegetation on the slopes you have in a precise scanning from bottom to top includes Mediterranean species (cultivated citrus, olive and vine), then chestnut, oak, beech, birch and pine forests and high mountain pasture.