Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, has erupted but the villagers who live around it on Sicily are carrying with business as usual.

A spectacular display of flames, molten lava and plumes of smoke and ash have created spectacular views day and night.

Authorities closed Catania airport as a precaution to avoid any danger to flights due to the three-mile-high ash clouds.

Take a look at fiery Mount Etna:

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012.Reuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of SicilyReuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012.Reuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano.Reuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano.Reuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano.Reuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano.Reuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano.Reuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano.Reuters
Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily.Reuters