The Earthquakes and Eruptions of 1669

The 16th and 17th centuries were hard on Etna inhabitants. Multiple, very damaging, prolonged eruptions resculpted the territory, devastated the landscape, displaced residents, wiped out villages, and buried valuable agricultural space. One eruption was particularly destructive. Following several days of strong earthquakes, a collapse in Mount Etna’s central crater on March 11, 1669 forced open …

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Etna's Secret Weapon

Every wine region has a secret that makes it different. It’s not something that’s kept from the public, per se, but it is an important item of information that is so much a part of the dialogue that it falls between the cracks. Read More >>>