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 malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

The Sciara del Fuoco

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Alicudi, where time has stood still

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

At the heart of trade in history

The salt lake of Lingua

The stacks of Panarea

The 2002-03 eruption

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

Myths and legends about volcanoes

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

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

Filicudi: small island, big history

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

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

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

How pumice is formed

The pure white of the pumice quarries

Volcanoes as a natural art form

The senses tell The summit craters

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

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

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The Village of Capo Graziano

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

Panarea and its history

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The ancient production of salt

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

The summit craters

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca