Mount Etna, Popular Giro d'Italia Destination, Erupts

Mount Etna, Popular Giro d'Italia Destination, Erupts

Europe's most active volcano and a popular feature of the Giro d'Italia has erupted.

Feb 19, 2021 by Michael Sheehan
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On Tuesday evening Italy's Mount Etna erupted in spectacular fashion, reminding the world just how active Europe's most active volcano can be.

The initial eruption was expected by local authorities and no injuries have been reported.

A second eruption shook the island of Sicily as the volcano spewed more ash and smoke into the air.

Mount Etna is a popular tourist destination, both for people hoping to witness Earth's natural forces, and for cycling fans. The volcano has hosted two summit finishes in the Giro d'Italia in recent years.

In 2018, Mount Etna provided one of the most thrilling summit finishes of the entire race on stage 6.

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In 2020, the Giro d'Italia began in Sicily after the coronavirus pandemic forced the Grande Partenza away from Budapest. The race once again climbed Mount Etna, this time on stage 3 for a decisive early summit finish.


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