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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Silence

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.

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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. Locate one of them and smell the intense scent they give off.

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Typical products of Filicudi

Spend some time in Filicudi looking for typical products made on the island. From the inevitable capers to tomatoes, aubergines and courgettes grown in spring and summer, you will discover new flavours, characteristic of these products.

The senses tell The summit craters

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Volcanoes

Alicudi, where time has stood still

The Stacks of Panarea

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

The summit craters

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

At the heart of trade in history

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The ancient production of salt

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Panarea, the island of Stacks

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The salt lake of Lingua

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

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

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

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The senses tell Alicudi

Filicudi: small island, big history

The Sciara del Fuoco

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

The Village of Capo Graziano

Seven islands with different faces

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa