The stacks of Panarea

The panorama from the village of Panarea is one of the most beautiful in the world. It consists of a dozen or so rocks and isles all facing the village, each with its own shape and colour.
Dattilo (dactyl in Italian), the closest, is so called because of its pyramid shape with many spires at the summit and very smooth faces. The seabeds below are absolutely wonderful.
Bottaro and Lisca Bianca are two rocks that are flatter and similar in shape to one another. What is impressive about these two rocks is the variety of colours: dark grey blocks surrounded by deep yellow sulphur crystals and bright white gypsum.
These are due to intense underwater fumarolic activity, which has recently reappeared.

Basiluzzo and Spinazzola are the most distant in the direction of Stromboli.

They are simply part of a collapsed dome-flow . By taking a boat trip near its steep cliffs you can see how high the viscosity of the magma was at the time: in the part where Basiluzzo is facing Spinazzola, you can see many levels resting one on top of the other, almost as if they were many layers that were deformed by the weight of the one above. The whole coast of Basiluzzo is also full of caves, ravines, turquoise blue sea and rocky outcrops.

Filicudi: small island, big history

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

How pumice is formed

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

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Panarea and its history

At the heart of trade in history

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Volcanoes as a natural art form

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

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

The ancient production of salt

The stacks of Panarea

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The 2002-03 eruption

The salt lake of Lingua

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

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

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

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

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

The summit craters

The senses tell The summit craters

The Sciara del Fuoco