Panarea

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

In the autumn of 2002, after an intense earthquake off the coast of Filicudi and shortly before the beginning of a new effusive activity in Stromboli, a large system of fumaroles activated between the isles of Bottaro and Lisca Bianca, at a depth of around 7-10 metres..

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Underwater photo of the depths of the islets of Panarea. The dark colored and rounded rocks are covered by real vertical columns of bubbles that come out from the bottom of the ground.

In the fumarole field, gases leave at a temperature of around 40 °C, and unlike the fumaroles of the island of Vulcano , they have no real magmatic origin. Scientific studies are currently under way in order to verify the origin of this hydrothermal activity, which was already present in the north-eastern part of the island of Panarea, on the beach of Calcara.

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

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The summit craters

The Sciara del Fuoco

The stacks of Panarea

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

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

The 2002-03 eruption

The salt lake of Lingua

The pure white of the pumice quarries

Alicudi, where time has stood still

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

Panarea and its history

The senses tell The summit craters

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

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

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

How pumice is formed

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

Filicudi: small island, big history

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Myths and legends about volcanoes

At the heart of trade in history

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

The ancient production of salt

Volcanoes as a natural art form

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

“Vulcanian” eruptions

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

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The Village of Capo Graziano