The Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian sea, with shades of turquoise and pumice sands the crystal clear intense blue depths of the Aeolian sea unite the Seven sisters, daughters of fire and home of Eolo. The Aeolian Islands (Italian: Isole Eolie) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily, named after the demigod of the winds Aeolus. The locals residing on the islands are known as Aeolians (Italian: Eoliani). The Aeolian Islands are a popular tourist destination in the summer, and attract up to 200,000 visitors annually.


Lipari

Lipari

Lipari

Lipari is the largest island, the ancient Meligunis; the castle overlooks the historical centre, and the ancient acropolis is now home to the archeo- logical museum, where there is a section dedicated to the conservation of relics of Roman ships.

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Vulcano

Vulcano

Vulcano

Vulcano offers its natural swimming pool of thermal mud, and volcanic vents that fill the air with an intense smell of sulphur. There’s also a marvellous panorama of all the Aeolian islands from the summit of the crater.

 

 

 


Salina

Salina

Salina

Salina, known in antiquity as Didyme (twin) is renowned for its production of capers and Malvasia wine. The ‘Fossa delle Felci’ nature reserve at 962m, is the highest point in the archipelagos, here visitors can find a variety of flora and fauna along the paths that lead to the summit of the volcano.

 

 


Panarea e Stromboli

Panarea e Stromboli

Panarea

Panarea is the smallest island in the archipelago. It is believed that Panarea and the rocks and small islands that surround it are an ancient submerged volcano.

 

 

 


 

Stromboli

Stromboli

Stromboli

Stromboli, the light of the Tyrrhenian and the most eastern of the Aeolian islands, has an active volcano 920 meters above sea level and phenomenal deep waters surrounding the island. The island is the emerged part of a volcano that has been in constant activity for more than 2000 years.

 

 


Filicudi e Alicudi

Filicudi e Alicudi

Alicudi e Filicudi

Alicudi and Filicudi, are the wildest and geologically most ancient islands. The promontory, Capo Graziano is testimony to prehistoric settlements. The “Bue Marino” cave offers a play of light and shadows that is particularly suggestive. The crystal clear waters are ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.

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