Natural disasters


Mount Etna has been erupting with increasing frequency sending plumes of ash into the air. Monitor local media and contact your airline if you are concerned about possible disruption to flights.

There is low-intensity volcanic activity on the island of Stromboli. Further information on Stromboli and other volcanoes around the world can be found on the  Stromboli online website.


Many parts of Italy lie on a major seismic fault line. Minor tremors and earthquakes are almost a daily occurrence. To learn more about what to do before, during, and after an earthquake visit the Protezione Civile website.