The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

At the foot of the Castle, where the modern town extends today, and at the beginning of the Diana quarter, the town of Lipari developed during the Greek and Roman ages.
Unfortunately, almost nothing remains of the town from the Greek age due to the destruction by the Romans in 252 BC and the overlapping of modern buildings. The houses, like the Castle, were grouped in blocks delimited by regular streets.
Archaeological excavations have brought to light the remains of two Greek fortification walls, one from the beginning of the 5th century BC, the other from the middle of the 4th century BC.
La necropoli di Lipari
In Greek times the necropolis of Lipari was located outside the city walls because it was the custom of the Greeks and later also of the Romans to bury the dead outside the city. The necropolis extended into the plain of Diana. Nearly 3000 tombs have been found. They were arranged in rows on several levels: the more recent tombs overlapped the older ones, sometimes up to four layers deep.

Filicudi: small island, big history

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The ancient production of salt

The pure white of the pumice quarries

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The senses tell The summit craters

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

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

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The Stacks of Panarea

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

At the heart of trade in history


The Village of Capo Graziano

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The summit craters

The senses tell Alicudi

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

Seven islands with different faces

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

Panarea, the island of Stacks

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

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The Sciara del Fuoco

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

The salt lake of Lingua

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology