Category Archives: Italy

03 Dec 2015 | Mount Etna Spectacular Eruption #Etna #EtnaEruption

The visual splendour of the sheer majesty of Mount Etna’s latest eruptions needs no further words…
… thank you, dearest Annette, for sharing these amazing links with us 🙂


New volcanic vent discovered close to airport in Rome, Italy

This is another fascinating – and slightly perturbing – development of a volcanogenic kind. To my mind (and it is my opinion only), there is no such phenomena as extinct volcanoes. Long dormant perhaps, but never extinct. Italy is certainly undergoing considerable seismic activity at the current time so it is entirely feasible that her volcanic locations may also be awakening in tandem with the seismic movement. Another development to keep a close eye on. Thank you once more Alvin, for bringing this to our attention.

The Extinction Protocol

August 26, 2013ROME, ItalyItalian experts have been puzzled by the overnight appearance of what looks like a volcanic geyser erupting steam and gases 5 meters into the air. What appears to be a new fumarole appeared near Rome’s International Fiumicino airport Saturday morning. A vent producing small geyser-like fountains of steam, water and mud was suddenly opened in the ground near a road crossing near Fiumicino. Geologists are currently examining the phenomenon. It is still a bit unclear whether it is not a man-made accident caused by a broken pipe or similar (which might well be the case). As La Repubblica statess, first inspections however indicate that it is in fact a new natural vent. Obviously, there are also already some speculations whether it could be related to volcanic activity. The nearest possibly still active volcanic system in the area is the Monti Albani, an old…

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Picture of the Day: Sunrise in the Cinque Terre

The beauty of Italy – my late Grandmother’s birth country – never ceases to touch my heart. This photograph of Riomaggiore in The Cinque Terre, taken by James Brandon, can be found on the fantastic website of the ever-amazing Twisted Sifter. Thank you Twisted Sifter and James – very much appreciated 🙂







In this stunning sunrise capture by James Brandon, we see the village of Riomaggiore in the famous Cinque Terre region of Italy. Brandon recalls:

“Out of the five little villages in the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore is probably the most quaint as well as the most dramatic. This image was made at sunrise and was manually blended together from three separate exposures. A quick exposure for the sky, a long exposure for the town to capture the starbursts in the light sources and another quick exposure to freeze the boats in place in the water.”


Riomaggiore is a village in the province of La Spezia. It is the first of the Cinque Terre and the most southern of the five villages which are all connected by trail.

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion…

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