WHL

Criteria for including The Aeolian Islands in the WHL

Registration on the Unesco World Heritage List:
Cairns (Australia), November 27-December 2, 2000.
The Aeolian Islands an exceptional record of transformations of volcanic islands and volcanic phenomena in progress. Studied since at least the eighteenth century, the islands have provided the science of volcanology with examples of two types of eruptions (Vulcan and Strombolian) and have played a leading role in the education of geologists for over 200 years.
The site continues to enrich the field of volcanology.

Criteria adopted for UNESCO recognition
Criterion (VIII): the volcanic morphologies of the islands represent classical characteristics, in the continuous study of volcanology all over the world.
Through their scientific study, at least since the eighteenth century, the islands have provided examples of two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian), contributing to the dissemination of such knowledge, through the textbooks of volcanology and geology: The Aeolian Islands had a leading role in the education of all geo-scientists for over 200 years.
They continue to provide important data for volcanological studies and ongoing geological processes in the development of earth forms.

Panarea, the island of Stacks

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The summit craters

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Seven islands with different faces

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

“Vulcanian” eruptions

Myths and legends about volcanoes

Filicudi: small island, big history

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The Village of Capo Graziano

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The ancient production of salt

Alicudi, where time has stood still

At the heart of trade in history

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The ancient production of salt

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

Alicudi, where time has stood still

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The senses tell The summit craters

The 2002-03 eruption

The salt lake of Lingua

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The Stacks of Panarea

How pumice is formed

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa: when the volcano becomes a sculptor

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Stories of the sea and shipwrecks. The wrecks of the Aeolian Islands

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

“Strombolian” activity in the place where its definition was born

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The senses tell The summit craters

Volcanoes as a natural art form

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The Cathedral of Lipari and the Norman Cloister of the Benedictine Monastery

The pure white of the pumice quarries

Filicudi: small island, big history

Panarea and its history

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

Volcanoes

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Between brush strokes of sulphur and clouds of steam: the fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

Wine, oil and capers, masterpieces of nature and launching pad of the Aeolian economy

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The Sciara del Fuoco

The stacks of Panarea

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

The senses tell Alicudi

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

The Village of Capo Graziano

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

At the heart of trade in history

The Sciara del Fuoco

The salt lake of Lingua

Criteria for including The Aeolian Islands in the WHL

The Cathedral of Lipari and the Norman Cloister of the Benedictine Monastery

The summit craters

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art