The context

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

One of the main characteristics of the Aeolian archipelago is the enormous difference in colours, morphologies, landscapes and vegetation between one island and another.
The main reason is the volcanological history of each island. Only Stromboli, the newest island to emerge from the sea, has the classic cone shape, like how we imagine a volcano to be. The other islands are more irregularly shaped, and this is the result of the overlapping of several volcanic structures in time and space. For example, the island of Salina, the second largest in terms of surface area after Lipari and also known for its twin mountains, was actually formed by the overlapping of at least 6 main volcanic structures.
If we were to count all the volcanic structures above sea level in the Aeolian Islands, we would reach more than 50. If we then added the underwater volcanoes , we would reach almost 100 volcanoes belonging to the Aeolian archipelago!

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

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

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

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Filicudi: small island, big history

Panarea, the island of Stacks

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The summit craters

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

Seven islands with different faces

The senses tell Alicudi

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The pure white of the pumice quarries

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

The senses tell The summit craters

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The ancient production of salt

At the heart of trade in history

The Stacks of Panarea

The Sciara del Fuoco

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Myths and legends about volcanoes


Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

The salt lake of Lingua