so many volcanoes so little time…

Jun 16, 2015


We continued our tour with the International School of Geneva by visiting two of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Firstly, Stromboli, another volcanic island that makes up the Aeolian islands. The group spent the day on a boat trip, visiting the islands of Panarea and Stromboli enjoying the sites and sounds of the islands as well as a pizza lunch! We departed Stromboli at sunset to view this famous volcano from the sea.  It has constantly been erupting for the last 2000 years, but alas, for us all it could muster was a few puffs of black smoke!

The next day we headed for Etna to explore Europe’s tallest Volcano.  The group explored recent lava flows from the 1992 eruption and Silvestri Inferiore before taking the cable car and 4×4 jeep to the summit, where just last month an active eruption was taking place.

Pupils field sketching from Silvestri Inferiore looking up to Mt Etna
Pupils field sketching from Silvestri Inferiore looking up to Mt Etna.

The final day for the group was spent enjoying a leisurely morning at Taormina, exploring the Greek amphitheatre and town before sadly heading back to the airport to make the return journey home!