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, 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.

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The ancient production of salt

At the heart of trade in history

The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The summit craters

The summit craters

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

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

Panarea, the island of Stacks

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The senses tell Alicudi


The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

Alicudi, where time has stood still

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The Stacks of Panarea

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Filicudi: small island, big history

The Sciara del Fuoco

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The salt lake of Lingua

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Seven islands with different faces

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

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa