A terrifying show
of the lava fields (the sciara) of the zone of "Santissimo
Cristo" (Blessed Christ).
Placed at the periphery of Bronte, they are crossed by a
beautiful road, paved in lava stones, that rises up to the
gate of the Foresters at the feet of Etna.
A terrifying show and, in the same time majestic and charming,
a magma sea that destroyed a part of Bronte a couple of
centuries ago and that solidifying assumed the strange and
Museum of the lava stone and of the artisan and
agricultural traditions of Etna will be instituted,
in a short while, in the Nelson Castle. A regional funding was already granted for the arrangement of the exhibition articles and the
purchase of the technological tools.
Since about ten years, in front of the garden the same "Nelson Castle", among the green of the park' secular vegetation, can be visited a
museum of sculptures of modern art in lava stone.
Above the cobblestone road that from the SS. Cristo
the gate of the Foresters to the feet of Etna,
inside a large
area of lava
that kept on flowing during 1651-1653,
height of about 1000 meters,
can be seen the so called "lave
(roped lava) with notable richness of "swellings".
Continuing until the zone in proximity of "Dagala Inchiusa" can be
some outcrop of sedimentary rocks among the most ancient
of the "Etna basement".
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