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This article was published on June 19, 2015


Google Street View now lets you explore the highest volcano in Europe

Google Street View now lets you explore the highest volcano in Europe
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Having covered volcanic sites in Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona and Japan, Google’s Street View program now lets you take a closer look at Mount Etna, an active volcano in Sicily that’s also the highest one in all of Europe.

Google launched the new views in celebration of Etna’s second anniversary of being included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It’s captured stunning imagery from Crater Silvestri, about 2,000 meters above sea level as well as Crater Silvani, another 1,000 meters up.

Google Mount Etna

In addition, the Google Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Unioncamere and the Chamber of Commerce of Catania to present an online exhibition where you can learn about Mount Etna’s history and how basalt from the volcano shaped the region’s architectural heritage.

Street View is volcanic: Mount Etna erupts onto Google Maps [Google Maps Blog]

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