Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The repeated collapse of the north-western side of Stromboli, in line with the Sciara del Fuoco, presumably caused three tsunami events in the Middle Ages, which reached the coasts of Campania.
The particularly destructive tsunamis happened between 1343 and 1456 AD.
The main tsunami would have been in 1343, which, according to experts, was most likely responsible for the destruction of the ports of Naples and Amalfi.
An exceptional witness to this event was allegedly the poet Francesco Petrarca, who in a letter from Naples spoke of having witnessed “a strange storm”.
The history of these events, up to the last one observed in 2002, means that the entire population understands that a volcano, even if of a quiet “temperament” like Stromboli, can generate potentially risky events for the population and production activities.

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

The salt lake of Lingua

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The 2002-03 eruption

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

The senses tell The summit craters

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

How pumice is formed

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Volcanoes as a natural art form

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

At the heart of trade in history

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The Sciara del Fuoco

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The stacks of Panarea

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

The ancient production of salt

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

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

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

The Village of Capo Graziano

The pure white of the pumice quarries

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

Panarea and its history

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The summit craters

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

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

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

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

Filicudi: small island, big history

Filicudi, a submerged paradise