Panarea

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

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Tortoise shell rocks

Go down from the village to the little beach in the bay of Cala Junco, and look at the very dark basalt rock faces. They have a particular structure that makes their surface look like embossed blocks, similar to a tortoise shell.

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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

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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.
For this reason all the houses of the village are now renovated, but always in the typical Aeolian style.
Some of the most common plants that adorn the alleys are bougainvillea, in different colours, and jasmine, which, especially at night, gives off a pleasant perfume.

The ancient production of salt

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Alicudi, where time has stood still

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

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

Seven islands with different faces

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

The senses tell Alicudi

The salt lake of Lingua

Filicudi: small island, big history

At the heart of trade in history

The Village of Capo Graziano

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Volcanoes

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The Sciara del Fuoco

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

Panarea, the island of Stacks

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The Stacks of Panarea

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The summit craters

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The senses tell The summit craters

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Filicudi, a submerged paradise