The three islands that form a mini-archipelago off Trapani are called Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo; they count some 4,600 inhabitants. The Favignana island is often referred to as La Farfalla on account of its shape which has been likened to a butterfly a-flutter over the blue sea. It is situated approximately 7 kilometres west of the coast of Sicily, between Trapani and Marsala, It covers an area of 20 Km² and has a coastline perimeter of 33 km. About 3,500 inhabitants live in the town itself. Carla Rossa is a bay on the island of Favignana. It is very well known and very popular not only with the locals on the island but day-trippers from Marsala and Trapani. There is nothing there except blue water and dramatic cliffs.
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Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano close to Messina and Catania. Mount Etna is located 37.7N, 15.0E on the north east coats of the Island of Sicily, Italy. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and the second largest active volcano in Europe, currently standing 3,329 metres (10,922 ft) high. It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. Etna covers an area of 1,190 km (460 sq mi) with a basal circumference of 140 km. This year, the volcanic eruption and the lava that flown into a valley overnight did not represent a danger to inhabited areas.
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Stromboli is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, containing one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. It is one of the eight Aeolian Islands, a volcanic arc north of Sicily. A significant geological feature of the volcano is the Sciara del Fuoco, a big horseshoe-shaped depression generated in the last 13,000 years by several collapses on the north western side of the cone. A typical eruption at Stromboli consists of several small gas explosions each hour, ejecting incandescent cinder, lapilli, and bombs to heights of a few tens or hundreds of feet. Tephra is glowing red when it leaves the vent but becomes black and nearly solid before hitting the ground. Occasionally, lava flows may also be produced. Lava flows from Stromboli are typically less fluid than Hawaiian lava flows and thus are somewhat shorter and thicker. Because of the lower fluidity, it is harder for gas to escape from the rising magma. Gas bubbles become pressurized and burst at the top of the magma column, producing small explosions and throwing clots of molten lava into the air. When this type of eruption is observed at other volcanoes, it is referred to as Strombolian.
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