The senses tell Pollara

The colours of the sunset

In addition to its natural beauty, Pollara is famous for the backdrop created at sunset.
From the viewpoint just before descending towards the village, the sun can be admired as it sets at the side of the islands of Filicudi and Alicudi.
The horizon will change colour from an intense blue, to a thousand shades of yellow and orange, to slightly green just before the sun disappears below the water

The universal smell of the sea

Go down the staircase that leads to the sea below the bay of Pollara, where you will arrive at some old fishermen’s huts, which have only been restored in the last ten years.
By lying down on the cliff or sitting along a dry stone wall, you will clearly and distinctly smell the sea.


Between March and June, you can admire the spectacle of the broom in bloom.
These shrubby plants are thorny and inhospitable at first sight, but have splendid intense yellow flowers. If you try to touch the broom leaves, you will discover how smooth they can be. It will seem like your hands can feel the shine emanated by these stems in the spring.

The falcon and the breeze

In the southern part of the village of Pollara, near the bay cliff and in the direction of the Falconiera, in perfect silence you can hear Eleonora’s falcon circling above your head, or perhaps when it dives into the water to catch some fish.

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

The ancient production of salt

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The 2002-03 eruption

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The senses tell The summit craters

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The Sciara del Fuoco

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

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

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

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

“Vulcanian” eruptions

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

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

The stacks of Panarea

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

How pumice is formed

Myths and legends about volcanoes

Filicudi: small island, big history

At the heart of trade in history

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The salt lake of Lingua

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

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

The summit craters

Volcanoes as a natural art form

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

The Village of Capo Graziano

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Panarea and its history

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

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco