Mt. Etna is an extremely active volcano. The impacts of past eruptions have been devastating to the people of Sicily. Since Mt. Etna is near several cities, once it erupts it destroys homes, buildings, and tourist attractions. Along with property destruction,  major eruptions have killed thousands and thousands of people. For safety procedures Sicilian officials have parts of the volcano blocked off in areas called Risk Zones. These are the most dangerous parts of Mt. Etna. These zones contain extreme temperatures, toxic gasses, and more. Only certified scientists are allowed to enter Risk Zones. Even with qualification, you must give a reason to the Sicilian government to enter.  The Sicilian government look for signs of a developing eruption. The INGV monitors this volcano for seismic activity, changes in the shape of the rock, and gasses coming out of the volcano.
Because 25% of SIcily's population lives on the sides of Mt. Etna, the Sicilian government gives the locals a pre warning when they see signs of volcanic activity.  A possible danger Mt. Etna gives to the cultures around it is it destroying homes and businesses. It also threatens the habitats and beautiful landscape of Sicily. Aside from all of those threats it also affects the locals life's. If an eruption occurs, everything  could be completely destroyed. However people have a chance of living depending on the amount of force in the eruption. It still threatens the life of people though no matter how big the eruption is. A way to reduce a risk to human and culture is to move shops and homes farther away from Mt. Etna. Another way to prevent risk is to  learn in more detail the signs of eruption so they could evacuate before it happens.