|The town of Aragona
Tourism in Aragona
Not very far from Aragona, in a desert spot, you can assist to a magic show.
Exiting town and going towards Agrigento, turn right after 1 km. and reach Casa Salomone, which takes you up to contrada Macalube.
Here you can assist to pseudo-volcanic phenomena, small-scale eruptions of brackish white mud, continuously erupting gas bubbles.
From the Arab maqlub (alluring, upsetting), these small volcanoes can get 2 metre tall and are formed by clayey and friable materials, often levelled by the rain.
The erupted gas is cold and is often accompanied by carbon dioxide bubbles.
By night the show is great: the gas, being easily inflammable, turns into small fires which give an infernal look to the spot.