Newest Wonders of the World
Courtesy of UNESCO/Ente Parco Etna
Mount Etna, Italy
On the eastern coast of Sicily, near the cities of Messina and Catania, Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and the tallest active volcano in Europe at almost 11,000 feet. The volcanic soil supports vineyards along the lower slopes, while its nearly constant eruptions make Mount Etna a natural laboratory for volcanologists and other scientists.