Filicudi

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

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The blue Filicudi

Filicudi is one of the most famous places in Italy for its clear waters. The clear blue sea at Filicudi is unlike anywhere else in the Mediterranean. Take a moment to stop at the beach of Filicudi Pecorini, at the beginning of the promontory of Capo Graziano, and appreciate the crystal blue sea.

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Typical products of Filicudi

Filicudi is rich in typical products made directly on the island. From the unmissable capers to tomatoes, aubergines and courgettes cultivated in the spring/summer period, you can discover new flavours here.

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The ferns of Filicudi

Filicudi’s name comes from Phoenicusa, meaning Fern.
You need only go just beyond the main roads to find lots of them, and to smell the intense scent they give off.

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Silence filicudi

Filicudi does not experience mass tourism like other islands. Therefore, any time of the year is ideal for taking a dip in absolute silence.
Close your eyes during the day and if you are lucky you will hear a concert of cicadas.
At night the cicadas are replaced by crickets, owls and other nocturnal animals, an experience not easily forgotten.

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Black sand

Go to the beach near the port of Filicudi. Here, along with pebbles, you will find volcanic sand, which is typically black. Pick up a handful of sand, perhaps from under the water, and you will feel its delicacy and simultaneous strength and robustness.

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The Sciara del Fuoco

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

The ancient production of salt

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

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

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

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

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

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

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

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

Volcanoes as a natural art form

How pumice is formed

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The summit craters

The stacks of Panarea

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Filicudi: small island, big history

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

The 2002-03 eruption

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

Panarea and its history

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

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

At the heart of trade in history

The salt lake of Lingua

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The Village of Capo Graziano

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The senses tell The summit craters

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua