Mt Etna located on the map of Sicily
Looking up to the 3350 meter peak from the Refugio Sapienza at 1800 meters
The peak (and much of Sicily) was crawling with Alpinists, Gli Alpini, gathered for the Adunata Nazionale degli Alpini 75a. (75th National assembly of the Alpinists). Mostly men not in shape for climbing the Alps, out for a good time - lots of drinking and eating, but also choral singing, visiting Sicily's tallest mountain, and a big parade in Catania the next day.
The caldera across the road from Sapienza
Etna from the northeast
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