The context

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The heights reached by each island are very different. The Fossa delle Felci Mountain on Salina, for example, has a height that towers above regular hills to 964 metres, followed by Stromboli with 924 metres, which is continuously increasing thanks to frequent explosions from its crater.
The Gran Cratere of La Fossa on Vulcano, with 386 metres of altitude, is the lowest of the Aeolian Islands. The Aeolian Islands are actually much taller than we can see. In fact, the volcanic structure does not rest on the surface of the water, but goes below sea level.
Each island of the archipelago rests on a seabed between 700 and 2000 metres deep. Alicudi, the second smallest of the islands, is actually a volcanic structure whose total height of 2700 metres is higher than that of the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, which – though 3362 metres high – rests on a 900-metre base.

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The Sciara del Fuoco

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Alicudi, where time has stood still

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

Panarea, the island of Stacks

The salt lake of Lingua

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The Stacks of Panarea

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

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

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

Filicudi, a submerged paradise


Seven islands with different faces

The senses tell The summit craters

The summit craters

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

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

At the heart of trade in history

The Village of Capo Graziano

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

The senses tell Alicudi

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

Filicudi: small island, big history

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The ancient production of salt

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?