On day 9, we went to Etna!!! Definitely didn’t expect to see snow up in a volcano but I guess that’s what made it that much memorable. A friend pushed me in the snow and I think someone even accidentally threw a snowball at my professor. I ended up bringing back some rocks for some vulcanologist friends at Bowdoin.
After we went to Etna, we stopped by Aci Castello to eat lunch. Here’s a cute picture of me and my class! woo!
Then we arrived to Catania where we took a quick walking tour of the city. The buildings here looked so different from any other buildings we had seen before because they were made from volcanic rock. Etna was so visible from the city center and it felt like you couldn’t get away from the vulcano. An interesting fact about Sicily though is that in Sicilian dialect, the future tense does not exist because they weren’t sure if there would be a future with the constant threat of Etna looming over the island.