Panarea

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

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At the centre of a sculptural museum

Beyond the rock of Dattilo, by boat, if you stop and look around, you can see all the rocks and the isles, each with their own shape and colour. You will feel like you are at the centre of a gallery dedicated to a famous sculptor.

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The gurgling of the sea

Moor your boat between the rocks of Bottaro and Lisca Bianca, in line with the fumarolic field, and jump in. No free-diving necessary, simply put your ears below the water’s surface, and there you will hear the intense gurgling of the sea.

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The smell of the active volcano

Though not as evident as on the island of Vulcano, the fumaroles between the isles of Bottaro and Lisca Bianca have the “classic” smell of an active underwater volcano, i.e. a smell of sulphur mixed with vaporised sea water.

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The ancient production of salt

At the heart of trade in history

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

The Village of Capo Graziano

The summit craters

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

Panarea and its history

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

Filicudi: small island, big history

Volcanoes as a natural art form

The stacks of Panarea

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The summit craters

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

How pumice is formed

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

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

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

The salt lake of Lingua

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

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

The 2002-03 eruption

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

The Sciara del Fuoco

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

“Vulcanian” eruptions

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology