16. March 2005 from Monti Rossi near Nicolosi. This naive statue of the Madonna, built in lava blocks, was erected during the big flank eruption of 1983 to protect Nicolosi from the lava flows. Her white face looking at Etna exactly to North is never hit by sunlight.
2. October 2004 from Serra la Nave, 2km west of Rigugio Sapienza. On the Etna's top from left to right: Bocca Nuova, South-East Cone, Monte Frumento Supino, the 2002 big eruption cone and Montagnola. On the opposite side, note the vertical cut in the pine's bark caused by lightning.
3. October 2004 from Schiena dell'Asino, the south rim of Valle del Bove. On the top South-East Cone in the smoke; on its left Cono del Lago (2001 eruption) and Montagnola. Several active lava flows in Valle del Bove release blue smoke and brown dust from rockfalls.
17. March 2005 from Belvedere near Cisternazza. From left to right: Valle del Bove with the black lava fields of the 2004-2005 eruption (Taormina and Aspromonte above it); Montagnola and Cono del Lago (eruption 2001); the black cones of the 2002 eruption; Bocca Nuova and South-East Cone.
13. February 2001 between Montagnola and Torre del Filosofo. In the still picture, from left to right: Thomas Brander, Marco Fulle and Mario Cipollini.
14. February 2001 from southeast rim of Bocca Nuova. In the still picture, from left to right: Mario Cipollini, Thomas Brander and Marco Fulle. The photos for this panorama were taken by hand without tripod!
The chain of cinder cones on the north flank at 2000m.a.s.l. In this labeled photo you may identify the cones when they were active in October 2002. At extreme right, Craters Umberto and Margherita (flank eruption 1879).
On the south rim of crater A. On the right, the smoking North-East Cone and, just below it, the eruptive fissure cutting all Etna's North Rift: it is still so hot to melt the snow (it was strongly ash-smoking on 30 October 2002).
On the crater B rim looking at Piano Provenzana. From left to right: the snow-covered white lava flows cutting the Ragab˛ pine forest towards Aspromonte; the new road reaching a white Piano Provenzana buried by snow-covered lava flows; Monte Frumento delle Concazze; steaming North-East Cone; craters A and B; Monte Nero.
The two enormous cones at the southermost end of the 2002 eruption fissure on Etna's south flank at 2900m.a.s.l. From left to right: the white cinder cone of Monte Frumento Supino; steaming Bocca Nuova and South-East Cone and, just below it, the still steaming vent of the northern 2002 crater; the southern 2002 crater with three vents inside.
On the rim between the craters at 2900m.a.s.l. The southern crater (left) was the first to become active at the end of October 2002 and remained active until November 2002, while the northern crater (right) started to erupt on November 2002 until the end of December 2002. White cinder cone Monte Nero degli Zappini just below the Sun.
In the fumaroles on the north rim of the northern crater. From left to right: Taormina and Aspromonte above Valle del Bove; Montagnola almost hidden by the black crest of Cono del Lago (2001 flank eruption); the southern cone of 2002 flank eruption; white Monte Frumento Supino just behind the northern cone of 2002 flank eruption; the steaming summit craters.
On the west flank of the northern crater at 2900m.a.s.l. on Etna's south flank.
Taormina (North-East of Etna). S.Giuseppe and S.Agostino.
Taormina (North-East of Etna). Roman Theatre.
Taormina (North-East of Etna). Castle of Monte Tauro.
Patern˛ (South of Etna). Norman Tower (smoke arching over the Sun).
Centuripe (South-West of Etna). Monte Calvario.
Troina (West of Etna). Norman Tower (Belvedere Ruggero).
Castiglione di Sicilia (North of Etna). Farms.
Castiglione di Sicilia (North of Etna). Cemetery.
Zafferana Etnea (East of Etna). Main Square.
Ragalna (South of Etna). Main Square.