The context

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

The Aeolian Islands are an archipelago of seven islands located in the South Tyrrhenian Sea, opposite the coasts of Sicily and Calabria.
Their volcanic origin and continuous activity make them a unique place where we can still admire new “Earth” that is created with different shapes and colours.
The Aeolian Islands were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Australia in 2000, for their volcanological and geological heritage. In fact, their presence has influenced all international volcanology of the last 200 years: the word “ volcano ” comes from the name of the island of Vulcano. In addition, two of the main existing volcanic eruption types are called “Strombolian” and “Vulcanian” after these two islands in the Aeolian archipelago.
esplosione crateri stromboliTheir geological history, variety of volcanic products emitted, geographical structure and resulting naturalistic context make the Aeolian Islands an open-air volcanological museum, where you can move with a glance from the pumice mountains of Lipari to the continuous lava explosions of Stromboli.

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

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

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

Alicudi, where time has stood still

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

The 2002-03 eruption

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

The ancient production of salt

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

Volcanoes as a natural art form

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

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

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The Sciara del Fuoco

Panarea and its history

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Filicudi: small island, big history

The Village of Capo Graziano

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

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

How pumice is formed

At the heart of trade in history

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The salt lake of Lingua

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

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

The stacks of Panarea

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

The senses tell The summit craters

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The summit craters