The reclamation of traditional rural
buildings inside the "Etna's Park", it is considered an
and cultural resource. Whether
they are modest
buildings, or they are handmade of historical importance, they want to testify
a former past that is still living. The
architecture of the Etna area is born
in a contest extremely articulated, because of the several cultures that
passed by this place.
The lava stone is the building material that characterizes
some monumental typologies and
The plastering with mortar of red gravel and lime is typical
of the architecture of the Etna area ,
and for its nature of volcanic detritus, it has the property of
dry-stones of lava stones,
typical of the area, more that being a system of terrace-cultivation, they
want to be the way of privatisation of
the fields and protection for vineyards and cattle.
The vineyard landscape, that has got the same fabric of the
Etna hilly centre, is built with hundreds of cellar-houses, rural or elegant,
smaller and poor the first ones, more imposing the
Many rural buildings of the late Middle ages, have an original structure,
associated later to farm with millstones, cellars, storages and wood, around
small vegetable gardens and courtyards.