ETNA EXCURSION: SARTORIUS CRATERS
The Sartorius Craters were formed during the lateral eruption of 1865. The lava flow started at 1,825 meters above sea level, and reached up to 1,625 meters, with a length of 7.5 km. The eruption began on January 30, 1865, and ended at the end of June. Their name comes from Wolfgang Sartorius one of the first volcanologists that studied Etna volcano and its eruptions. The scenery is rather arid, except for Betulla and Pino Laricio, whose form is shaped by the winds coming from the North-West. At the base of the craters are visible a numerous “volcanic bombs”.