The farmers of the Arcoria farm, where Sanpellegrino’s oranges are grown, were witness the beautiful eruption.
Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, which forms the beautiful backdrop for our Sicilian citrus grove webcam, has erupted for the first time in months, sending a stunning fiery show of lava into the night sky.
The eruption started on Monday 27 February and can be seen from the Arcoria citrus grove farm in Paternò, Sicily where the orange trees for our orange-based drinks are located. Giosuè Arcoria, the owner of the citrus grove tells us that “this happens multiple times per year” and that “the spectacle is very beautiful, fantastic and charming”.
Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano at 3,330 metres (10,926 feet), has been largely dormant for the past several months and its last major eruption was in 1992. Local officials have reported that there is no danger to the towns on the mountain.
By Tuesday evening the eruption has eased, but the volcano's eruptions can continue for days or even weeks.
(Please note that the photo used in this article is of a previous Mount Etna eruption.)