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“We emerged from the forest and saw a most breathtaking site…
a series of lava fields, so smooth and round that they seemed to still be flowing, except that of course I knew they had literally turned to stone.

And off to one side, trapped between two enormous petrified brown slabs, was an entire forest of brilliant yellow and red poplars, beeches and birches.

I am sure that Mt. Etna is stunning every single week of the year, but you’ll never convince me that its autumn coat isn’t its most glamorous.”

– Therese Maggio