Etna Volcano Discovery: tour photos May 2019

Photos taken during our recent Etna Discovery tour in late May 2019. Our group was lucky to witness the short eruption of Etna which started 30 May and ended a few days later. Photos taken by Tobias Schorr.
The Normanic castle of Acicastello. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Normanic castle of Acicastello. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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At the castle of Acicastello lava flows from the old Etna flew into the sea. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
At the castle of Acicastello lava flows from the old Etna flew into the sea. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The rocks of the "Cyclops" were old dykes of the ancient Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The rocks of the "Cyclops" were old dykes of the ancient Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Nice little flower. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Nice little flower. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Basaltic lava columns from an old lava flow of Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Basaltic lava columns from an old lava flow of Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The basalti cloumns in Cantara gorge. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The basalti cloumns in Cantara gorge. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The little river in the Cantara gorge. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The little river in the Cantara gorge. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Frog in the clean waters of Cantara river. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Frog in the clean waters of Cantara river. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Cantara gorge. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Cantara gorge. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The village Castiglione. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The village Castiglione. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The village of Castiglione on top of a mountain in Sicily. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The village of Castiglione on top of a mountain in Sicily. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The theatre square at Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The theatre square at Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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At the fisher market in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
At the fisher market in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Oysters for sale at the Catania market. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Oysters for sale at the Catania market. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Swordfish is one of the specialities in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Swordfish is one of the specialities in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Fruit from all over Sicily in the market of Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Fruit from all over Sicily in the market of Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Forest strawberries from Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Forest strawberries from Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Fruit market in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Fruit market in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Castello Ursino in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Castello Ursino in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Houses near castello Ursino in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Houses near castello Ursino in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A nice way to relax in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A nice way to relax in Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The castello Ursino in Catania is a nice target for lovers of original Sicilian food - there are some nice taverns around! (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The castello Ursino in Catania is a nice target for lovers of original Sicilian food - there are som... [info]
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A good fish tavern near the theatre square in Catania! (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A good fish tavern near the theatre square in Catania! (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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This is the sign of a nice bar in the centre of Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
This is the sign of a nice bar in the centre of Catania. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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One of the craters around Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
One of the craters around Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A crater of a fissure eruption on Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A crater of a fissure eruption on Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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This dog was following us all over the hike. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
This dog was following us all over the hike. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Our little dog never left us alone at this hike. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Our little dog never left us alone at this hike. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The hiking path signs on the Etna summit. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The hiking path signs on the Etna summit. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Our guide Franco in front of Etna and its lava flows. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Our guide Franco in front of Etna and its lava flows. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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How long will this little green hill exist, before new lava flows will cover it? (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
How long will this little green hill exist, before new lava flows will cover it? (Photo: Tobias Scho... [info]
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A green hill on Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A green hill on Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A high ash column from the May 2019 fissure eruption. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A high ash column from the May 2019 fissure eruption. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The smoking summit and the active fissure eruption in May 2019. Seen from the rim of Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The smoking summit and the active fissure eruption in May 2019. Seen from the rim of Valle del Bove.... [info]
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View towards Catania over older cinder cones. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View towards Catania over older cinder cones. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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One of the "luxury" hiking paths around Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
One of the "luxury" hiking paths around Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group near the recent eruption site of Etna in May 2019. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group near the recent eruption site of Etna in May 2019. (Photo: Tobias Schorr... [info]
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Even the eruption strength of Etna can never be predicted, many tourist visit the dangerous zone without helmets & gas masks. The reckless behaviour caused fatalities in the past. VolcanoAdventure guest will always be equipped with safety tools. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Even the eruption strength of Etna can never be predicted, many tourist visit the dangerous zone wit... [info]
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Clouds mix with the sulphur gases of the eruption. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Clouds mix with the sulphur gases of the eruption. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Lava pieces in the size of a table are thrown out at the May 2019 eruption. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Lava pieces in the size of a table are thrown out at the May 2019 eruption. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The visitors hike closer to the May 2019 eruption on Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The visitors hike closer to the May 2019 eruption on Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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An older cinder cone of Etna and the clouds. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
An older cinder cone of Etna and the clouds. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The summit area of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The summit area of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group relaxing at Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group relaxing at Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group hiking towards the fissure eruption of Etna volcano in May 2019. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group hiking towards the fissure eruption of Etna volcano in May 2019. (Photo:... [info]
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An old lava bomb on ice at the summit craters of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
An old lava bomb on ice at the summit craters of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Big pieces of hot lava are thrown out from the fissure eruption in May 2019 at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Big pieces of hot lava are thrown out from the fissure eruption in May 2019 at Etna volcano. (Photo:... [info]
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A view towards the cloudy Etna summit from Catania airport. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A view towards the cloudy Etna summit from Catania airport. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A little sanctuary and the view towards Etna summit craters. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A little sanctuary and the view towards Etna summit craters. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The lava window at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The lava window at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The French geologist Eveline Pradal who was the guide at the VolcanoAdventures tour in May 2019 in the area of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The French geologist Eveline Pradal who was the guide at the VolcanoAdventures tour in May 2019 in t... [info]
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Sometimes you can meet even horses in the forests around Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Sometimes you can meet even horses in the forests around Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A huge tree that resisted the many eruptions of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A huge tree that resisted the many eruptions of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A forest in the clouds that cover Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A forest in the clouds that cover Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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There are many beautiful forests around Etna volcano, which are worth a visit! (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
There are many beautiful forests around Etna volcano, which are worth a visit! (Photo: Tobias Schorr... [info]
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Some trees on old lava flows. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Some trees on old lava flows. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Clathrus ruber, a mushroom "stinkhorn"m that is very rare and we were lucky to discover it in one of the forests at Etna. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Clathrus ruber, a mushroom "stinkhorn"m that is very rare and we were lucky to discover it in one of... [info]
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The lava cave "grotta del lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The lava cave "grotta del lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The lava cave "grotta del lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The lava cave "grotta del lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Windows in the lava cave "grotta del lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Windows in the lava cave "grotta del lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The sun in the lava cave "grotta del lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The sun in the lava cave "grotta del lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A lavafall in the cave "grotta lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A lavafall in the cave "grotta lampioni". (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The huge lava cave "grotta del lampioni" and the May 2019 group of VolcanoAdventures. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The huge lava cave "grotta del lampioni" and the May 2019 group of VolcanoAdventures. (Photo: Tobias... [info]
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Ice left from last winter in the grotta del lampioni. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Ice left from last winter in the grotta del lampioni. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Hiking through the forest of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Hiking through the forest of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Spring in the forest around Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Spring in the forest around Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Hiking around Etna is a pleasure! There are many beautiful forests and nice hiking paths. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Hiking around Etna is a pleasure! There are many beautiful forests and nice hiking paths. (Photo: To... [info]
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The group in the entrance of the lava cave "grotta del lampioni" (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The group in the entrance of the lava cave "grotta del lampioni" (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Sometimes we did not see the craters due to the dense clouds... (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Sometimes we did not see the craters due to the dense clouds... (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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We found a shelter in the Pythagoras cave while there was a heavy rain storm on Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
We found a shelter in the Pythagoras cave while there was a heavy rain storm on Etna volcano. (Photo... [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group near a young lava flow of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group near a young lava flow of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The group at the lava flows that nearly destroyed the cable car. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The group at the lava flows that nearly destroyed the cable car. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The trees near an former fissure eruption caught lava bombs... (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The trees near an former fissure eruption caught lava bombs... (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The roof of another lava cave. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The roof of another lava cave. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Hking through the green forests of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Hking through the green forests of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Our mountain guide Franco in front of an crater. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Our mountain guide Franco in front of an crater. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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There are hundreds of craters around Etna volcano and it is a challenge to hike around them... (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
There are hundreds of craters around Etna volcano and it is a challenge to hike around them... (Phot... [info]
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The spring and a bee and our 4x4 vehicle. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The spring and a bee and our 4x4 vehicle. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Lava bombs at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Lava bombs at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A hut that was nearly overflown by the lava of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A hut that was nearly overflown by the lava of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Old lavaflow at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Old lavaflow at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A huge lava bomb an pale flowers in spring at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A huge lava bomb an pale flowers in spring at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A lava tube in which a tree was burned by the hot lava. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A lava tube in which a tree was burned by the hot lava. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Orchid from the forest around Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Orchid from the forest around Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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An orchid growing in the lava fields of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
An orchid growing in the lava fields of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Orchid from Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Orchid from Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A sanctuary in the lava fields of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A sanctuary in the lava fields of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A sanctuary in the lava fields of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A sanctuary in the lava fields of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Rope lava in the lava flows of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Rope lava in the lava flows of Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Our dog in front of the rope lavas. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Our dog in front of the rope lavas. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A typical sample of rope lava at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A typical sample of rope lava at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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View on Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View on Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Cactus tree (opuntia) and a view to Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Cactus tree (opuntia) and a view to Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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View towards the south-east coast of Sicily. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View towards the south-east coast of Sicily. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Castelmola at Taprmina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Castelmola at Taprmina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Spring flowers at Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Spring flowers at Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A fountain at Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A fountain at Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The ancient Greek theatre at Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The ancient Greek theatre at Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Puppies inside the ancient theatre of Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Puppies inside the ancient theatre of Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The scene at the ancient Greek theatre of Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The scene at the ancient Greek theatre of Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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View to the western part of the southcoast of Sicily from Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View to the western part of the southcoast of Sicily from Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Church San Giuseppe in Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Church San Giuseppe in Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The church Duomo di San Nicolò di Bari in Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The church Duomo di San Nicolò di Bari in Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Typical marionettes from Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Typical marionettes from Taormina. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group in front of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group in front of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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View into the Valle del Bove valley. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View into the Valle del Bove valley. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group in front of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group in front of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The landscape of Valle del Bove at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The landscape of Valle del Bove at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Old dykes at Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Old dykes at Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Older parts of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Older parts of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group in front of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group in front of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Nature at the edge of Valle del Bove on Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Nature at the edge of Valle del Bove on Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group in front of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group in front of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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An old volcanic dyke at Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
An old volcanic dyke at Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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At the bottom of Valle del Bove . (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
At the bottom of Valle del Bove . (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The VolcanoAdventures group hiking over old lava flows in the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The VolcanoAdventures group hiking over old lava flows in the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Older and younger dykes and lavas in the valley "Valle del Bove" at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Older and younger dykes and lavas in the valley "Valle del Bove" at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Sch... [info]
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Heavy weather over the valle del bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Heavy weather over the valle del bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Break at a little water source in the forest around Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Break at a little water source in the forest around Valle del Bove. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Viola flowers are typical at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Viola flowers are typical at Etna volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Viola flowers and dead wood. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Viola flowers and dead wood. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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