Italy's Mystery Mountains

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Behind Italy's cultural abundance is the diversity and turbulence of its geology: the continuously erupting volcanoes, the violent earthquakes, the clash of mighty tectonic plates, and the rising of the mountains from which Michelangelo quarried his famous Carrara marbles. Shot in Italy's geologic hotspots, from the Dolomites to Vesuvius, Italy's Mystery Mountains ties Italy's incredible geologic story to its rich artistic culture. Filmed from the Alps to Sicily and into Tunisia. Italy's Mystery Mountains follows two international teams of geologists, one working near Bologna and the other in southern Italy, where Sicily's famed volcano, Mt. Etna, erupts in brilliant showers of lava. The geologists are determined to fill in the story of how the Italian peninsula was first created and whether the famed Apennine Mountain range running down Italy's spine is still alive and growing.

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