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Google adds Mount Etna to Street View

Tourists exploring one of Etna's many craters.
Tourists exploring one of Etna’s many craters. Image by dom fellowes / CC BY 2.0

Armchair explorers can now climb Mount Etna and see the 360-degree view from the top without leaving their houses, thanks to Google’s new Street View footage from the volcano. To celebrate the second anniversary of Etna being designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, Google sent an intrepid climber up the 3350-metre mountain with a Street View camera strapped to the top of his backpack, capturing hundreds of 360-degree pictures of the route up and the view from the top. Read more: thelocal.it