It is one of the things to do in Sicily: a ride on the Ferrovia Circumetnea, the railroad around Mount Etna. It is a convenient way to visit towns around Etna and have nice views of the volcano. A great way to photograph the volcano from various angles.
The ashes of the eruptions of the Etna volcano made the soil around very prolific. All around Mount Etna grow oranges, pistachios, raisins, olives and many other vegetables. In 1895 a railroad was built to transport this products to the ports of Catania and Riposto. In our day, the train serves primarily the residents of the Etna villages in their journeys to and from Catania.