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: