The context

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The shapes of the volcanic structures of each Aeolian Island, while not reaching elevations over 1000 metres above sea level, can be considered part of a mountain range.
Each island develops with different shapes and varying gentle or steep profiles, but almost all of them rest on a seabed located between 1250 and 2000 metres of depth.
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 of sediment.
The Aeolian archipelago is also formed by numerous underwater volcanoes known as seamounts ; the most beautiful example is the Secca del Capo, located north of the island of Salina, 1200 metres from the sea floor and whose crater reaches a depth of only 8 metres.

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

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

The Sciara del Fuoco

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

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

Volcanoes as a natural art form

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

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The Village of Capo Graziano

At the heart of trade in history

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

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The stacks of Panarea

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

The salt lake of Lingua

Panarea and its history

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

The 2002-03 eruption

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Alicudi, where time has stood still

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

The summit craters

The senses tell The summit craters

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

How pumice is formed

Filicudi: small island, big history

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The ancient production of salt

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors