Lava Flows From Volcano Eruptions at Mount Etna – The Religious Version

Lava Flows, Volcano Eruptions and Mount Etna – Crazy!

Check out this photo of an old Lava Flow on Mount Etna, in Sicily (Sicily is the ‘football’ part of Italy – and a haven for godfathers…).

Mount Etna is one of the most grumpiest volcanos on the planet it tends to have a number of Volcano Eruptions every couple of years to make downstream locals a bit nervous.

Lava Flow Pics

Here is an example of a more spectacular Lava Flow:

Lava Flows Volcano Eruptions Mount Etna Religious

This photo contains 1) a chapel on the left, and 2) an old Lava Flow on the right.  It almost looks like the chapel was built after the Lava Flow, but it wasn’t!

This Lava Flow occurred in the 1970s, and for some bizarre reason, it diverted itself around the chapel instead of vapourising it instantly.  Sure, devout Catholics call it a miracle and the work of God, but this seems too freakish for my liking!

Like a previous article on Mount Etna – Don’t Visit When Erupting, I’d hate to be here when it spews out more Lava Flows!

Check out more at Volcano: A Visual Guide.

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7 Comments

  1. Goddess's Gravatar Goddess
    February 16, 2011    

    Thanks for the post. I am going to Sicily in the second week in June for 3 days. Any suggestions on festive night life and where to stay.Thanks

    • February 16, 2011    

      Check out Taormina, Siracusa – worth a look. Also go up Mount Etna and surrounds as the closest main port is Catania. I haven’t been to Palermo so I can’t really comment on that!

  2. March 21, 2011    

    Another interesting and scaring place in Italy is the city L’Aquila, the old center is still laying in ruins after the earthquake for 2 years ago.
    Italy is a beatiful place (I live here) but it is also a place with great nature power.
    Like your way of making a blog.

  3. Finn Pedersen's Gravatar Finn Pedersen
    March 21, 2011    

    Italy is a beatiful place, with a lot of nature power.
    Another interesting and scaring place is the city L’Aquila in Abruzzo area. The old center is still in ruins after the earthquake for 2 years ago. You can walk at the main street in the old center and look at all the damage.

  4. Esplora's Gravatar Esplora
    December 15, 2011    

    A nice photo – yes, this is quite a spectacular place. I’d never heard Etna described as ‘grumpy’ before, but it’s actually a nice way of putting it.

  5. May 7, 2013    

    That is incredible!!! It looks like a rock explosion out the back of the church

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