Geologically Etna is stratovolcano. This kind of volcano is always simmering and letting off pressure, much less daunting than Plinian volcanos that explode like Vesuvius. It rises to an impressive height of 3,329 m (10,922 ft). If you head all the way to the summit (it takes us about an hour driving) along the way you will see farms growing many varieties of citrus, wineries, and olive trees.
There are thriving towns, many vineyards, and farms. In fact it has it’s own Denominazione di Origine Controllata. Wines with this designation are produced according to strict guidelines and made with grapes only found in this region.
The volcanic soil is rich with minerals and nutrients. This fertile earth provides the perfect conditions for agricultural bounty.
It is not just the fertility of its soil that makes Etna an agricultural juggernaut. It is the confluence of it’s location near the equator, it’s altitude, and proximity to the sea. This provides hot days and cool nights that give the crops different growing patterns than when they are farmed elsewhere.
20x16 watercolor by Kimberly Cammerata
Completed Nov 19, 2017
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