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"Tanz auf dem Vulkan" - Italy's volcanoes featured in Universum magazine

Saturday Feb 06, 2016 09:20 AM | BY: T

Cover of 02/2016 issue of Universum magazine
Cover of 02/2016 issue of Universum magazine
For those who read German, this is a great article about Italy's volcanoes, featured as cover story of the February issue of Austria's renowned Universum Magazine. Written by travel writer Christine Sonvilla (, it is a successful mix of well-written and easy-to-understand geological background and personal portraits or anecdotes from people who live at or fell in love with Italy's fire mountains.
Among others, it features interviews with VolcanoDiscovery team members Emanuela Carone (our Etna specialist) and geologist Dr. Ingrid Smet (Stromboli, volcanoes in general), as well as Lorenzo Russo from our partners and friends at Magmatrek on Stromboli.
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