Panarea

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

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Tortoise shell rocks

Going down from the village to the little beach in the bay of Cala Junco, you will find the very dark basalt rock faces. They have a particular structure that makes their surface look like embossed blocks, similar to a tortoise shell.
This is an effect of the slow cooling of these rocks, called basalt columns.

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Bougainvillea and jasmine

Though very small and characterised by tiny pedestrian alleys, the village of Panarea is one of the best kept of the Aeolian Islands.
In fact, Panarea was one of the first islands of the archipelago to be discovered by tourism, as early as the 1950s. It follows that all the houses of the village are now renovated, but always in the typical Aeolian style.
Some of the most common plants in the alleys are bougainvillea, in different colours, and jasmine, which, especially at night, gives off a pleasant perfume.

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Aeolian salt

Arriving from the prehistoric village to the beach of the bay of Cala Junco, you can see large pebbles, made smooth by the waves of the sea. If you pick one up that is a little more porous, you will notice that it releases the purest salt.

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

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

The Sciara del Fuoco

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

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

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

How pumice is formed

The ancient production of salt

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

The 2002-03 eruption

The senses tell The summit craters

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Myths and legends about volcanoes

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

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

Filicudi: small island, big history

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Volcanoes as a natural art form

Panarea and its history

The Village of Capo Graziano

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The pure white of the pumice quarries

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Alicudi, where time has stood still

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

The salt lake of Lingua

The summit craters

The stacks of Panarea

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

At the heart of trade in history

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

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

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands