Lat: 37° 30' 42.86399" N - Long: 14° 58' 18.39684" E
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About 550,000 years ago in the area of Etna there was a noticeable increase in magma from mantle to the surface.
One of these intrusions caused an eruption that formed the cone on which Motta Sant'Anastasia stands; the magma filled the volcanic chimney solidifying, without causing any lava flow.
Over time, weathering has eroded the outer part of the cone, exposing the rock that had filled the volcanic chimney and making the "neck" visible.
The neck of Motta Sant'Anastasia is about 65 m tall and consists of prismatic colonnaded bases with hexagonal and pentagonal section.
It is certainly the best example of "neck" in Italy.
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On a country road a surprising effect!
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