​Hidden Etna Part 1 – the east


This is the first of two riveting articles based on Walter's original researches on the less familiar flanks of Sicily's famous volcano. See also Historic Etna part 2 – the south and historic west and associated tasting notes. For all our recent coverage of the island, see Sicily 2017 – the guide.

Readers beware: this is a long read, and one that will be illuminated by reference to your online detailed map of Etna

While the north of Etna remains a hotbed of activity, with Italian and foreign investments continuing to pour in (the latest...