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.

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

Volcanoes as a natural art form

The Village of Capo Graziano

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The stacks of Panarea

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

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

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

How pumice is formed

The 2002-03 eruption

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Alicudi, where time has stood still

The Sciara del Fuoco

Panarea and its history

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The senses tell The summit craters

The salt lake of Lingua

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The summit craters

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

Filicudi: small island, big history

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

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

The ancient production of salt

At the heart of trade in history

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

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

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

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

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history