The Aeolian Islands are an extraordinary place in which to see active volcanoes. They have been studied since the XVIII century, contributing two types of volcanic eruption (Vulcanian and Strombolian) and have therefore been an important place to visit for geologists as part of their training for the past two hundred years.
WHAT TO SEE IN LIPARI AND THE AEOLIANS
The Aeolian archaeological museum
The museum in Lipari houses what is considered to be one of the greatest archaeological collections in Italy. Located within various buildings on the Castle rock, the museum narrates the history of the archipelago from prehistory to the classical age.
The Castle Rock
The ancient baths of San Calogero
RECOMMENDED ITINERARY AROUND THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS’ LANDSCAPE
For further information ask Angelino from Casa E Pulera.
With their enchanting natural beauty and their important archaeological heritage, the Aeolian Islands offer diverse holiday solutions allowing visitors to choose the kind of stay that is best suited to their needs.
Climb up Mount Fossa delle Felci
This is the best walk you can do on Salina, especially as from the top of the mountain you can enjoy a superb view over the whole island, the nearby Monte dei Porri and the islands of Stromboli and Panarea. The itinerary starts in the small village of Lingua and follows a path along scented mediterranean vegetation with gorse, couch grass and absinth. Stone steps then lead up through terraced olive groves.
It is the most recent, remote and tireless of the Aeolian Islands. Stromboli in fact has the only continuously active volcano in Europe (there are five in the whole world). Its eruptions occur at regular intervals, and the volcano churns out gas, lapilli and lava. This has transformed the northern side of the island which is now an impressive, straight wall down which the lava flows. It is known as the Sciara del Fuoco. The island is in effect cut in two by the volcano, the two sides cannot be connected via land. The villages are Ficogrande, San Vincenzo, San Bartolo and the tiny Ginostra, where around twenty people live all year round and where electricity was brought just a few months ago.
THE ISLANDS OF ALICUDI AND FILICUDI
They lie to the west of Salina, and from Pollara they appear to be just a short distance away. Alicudi and Filicudi are however the remotest of the Aeolian Islands. A harsh landscape makes them a difficult place to live, build houses and roads in, and they have maintained the appearance that the rest of the archipelago had fifty years ago. There are few rural houses built in local style, a few important archaeological remains and splendid beaches.
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