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Sicily

12,000 Sicilians live at risk from Mount Etna’s eruptions.

Sicily produces more wine than New Zealand, Austria and Hungary combined.

Ruins of more than 5,000 8th century tombs can be found in the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

In Greek mythology, the monster Typhon was trapped under Mount Etna by Zeus, the god of the sky.

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe, covering 1,190 square kilometres.

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