Some historical information about Etna Lava Stone or Basalt
Mount Etna, being the highest active volcano in Europe as well as one of the main volcanoes in the world, represents the main natural attraction of Catania above all as far as tourism is concerned. Over the centuries the people living in this area have been facing the destructive fury of Etna by rebuilding what was being covered by the frequent lava flows. Moreover the lava has been used not only to get raw materials for the construction industry, but also to make unique masterpieces. The extraction and processing of lava stone has had a great impact on the local economy, as regards the number of operators and the high skill level required, and, furthermore, has made possible the rise of different jobs acknowledged worldwide.