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Strombolian eruption from Stromboli volcano, off the coast of Italy. Basically a bursting bubble in lava sending lava into the sky.

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Strombolian eruption (lava bubble bursting) from Stromboli Volcano, off the coast of Italy.

Another 5 Random Facts about Italy

- Italy has 3 active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli.

- Italy is often called the Bel Paese, which means beautiful country.

- Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites - more than 50. (Click here for the list.)

- Italy has 20 regions and many islands.

- Italy speaks a national language, which was based on the Tuscan dialect, but each region still speaks its own dialect.

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Strombolian eruption (Lava bubble bursting) on Stromboli Volcano, off the coast of Italy.

Another 5 Random Italy Facts

* When McDonald’s opened in 1986 in Rome, food purists outside the restaurant gave away free spaghetti to remind people of their culinary heritage

* Italians suffer more earthquakes than any other Europeans. In 1693, an estimated 100,000 people died in an earthquake in Sicily. The most deadly recent quake occurred in Naples in 1980, killing 3,000.

* No other country in Europe has as many volcanoes as Italy. This is because the Italian peninsula stands on a fault line. 3 major volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli, and Vesuvius) have erupted in the last hundred years.

* Italy’s birthrate is the 2nd-lowest in the Western world. Both political and church leaders have expressed concern and have offered rewards to couples who have more than 1 child.

* From 1861 to 1985, more than 26 million people left Italy (mostly from the south) to seek a better life. Only 1 in 4 came home again.

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Boat view of Stromboli, the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”, constantly active volcano off the coast of Italy/Sicily

Another 5 Italy Facts

* The Alps / Dolomiti mountain range form part of Italy’s northern border, and for a long time protected the peninsula from invasion.

* Italy has three active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli.

* Next to Rome, Milan is the 2nd-largest city in Italy.

* Italy has over 3,000 museums.

* Rome was founded in 753 BC. Before it became a republic and an empire, it had 7 kings. The first king of Rome was its legendary founder, Romulus.

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A number of time lapse shots of Stromboli Volcano near Italy, which erupts regularly in small bursts. Love how you get the different mist effects from both water vapor/clouds and from the volcano degassing. Pretty sure tehre’s a nice lenticular cloud at the opening as well. Plus, you know, strombolian style volcanic eruptions.

This Day in Disney History

August 5, 2010:  A grand opening ceremony is held in Epcot in the Italy Pavilion for a brand new restaurant, Via Napoli.

These stunning ovens represent Italy’s three active volcanoes, Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli, and share pretty much the same expression as me when it comes to getting to eat a nice, hot pizza.  The pies that come out of those mouths are certain to be delicioso!