The Main Piazza

The Main Piazza

Al and I are standing by a monument with an elephant made from the gray lava and with ivory tusks. The buildings in Catania are dark. Many are built with the black lava that’s there from Mt. Etna. Catania sits at the base of Mt. Etna on the Eastern side. In the 1600’s Catania had two major disasters – a large earthquake that leveled a lot of the city and a huge eruption of Mt. Etna that covered parts of Catania. Both disasters killed thousands of people.

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