The proposed educational path provides a different view of the Aeolian Islands, contextualizing them within an open-air volcanological museum, where the volcanoes, and the shapes, colors and landscapes created by them, are true works of art.
Here then the sculptors and painters are none other than the volcanoes that have followed one another over time on the islands of Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Stromboli.
The Aeolian Islands entered by right in the UNESCO Wolrd Heritage List in 2000, thanks to their geological and volcanological heritage, unique in the world.
It is no coincidence that the Aeolian Islands are the birthplace of volcanology, understood as the science of the observation of volcanoes.
Even before Magna Graecia, which brought the Aeolian Islands to splendor, throughout the Mediterranean was known the “natural lighthouse” represented by the continuous eruptions of the island of Stromboli. The route then will interest the island of Vulcano, where the yellow brushstrokes of sulfur, given by the underwater fumaroles, stand out against the turquoise sea, and with the gray of the thermal mud pools.
Lipari, with its glorious history, which has made it the center of commercial routes in the Mediterranean, will be taken as an example to highlight how the fortifications and human architecture can merge with the black of volcanic rocks.
In Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea the artists have been the wind and the sea, able to create in the stacks, in the rock arches, and in the caves of the real sculptures, always in evolution.
And finally Stromboli, the only island in the world where you can observe continuous eruptions from a terrace above the crater. A path of suggestions to recognize the Art of Nature.