“Vulcanian” eruptions

A vulcanian eruption is an explosive type of eruption, emitting lava fragments into the atmosphere which do not take on a round shape during flight, as they are too viscous or already partially solidified.

The typical shape is therefore that of a rugby ball. These eruptions have moderate energy, when compared, for example, to Plinian eruptions, and they erupt a large amount of ash, bread-crust bombs and blocks.
Quite viscous magma is usually involved, which makes it difficult for gases to escape except under high pressure, causing the explosion. The name derives from the island of Vulcano, and is universally recognised and used in volcanology.

The Village of Capo Graziano

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

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

The stacks of Panarea

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

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

The Sciara del Fuoco

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

How pumice is formed

Volcanoes as a natural art form

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

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

Panarea and its history

The 2002-03 eruption

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The senses tell The summit craters

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

The summit craters

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

“Vulcanian” eruptions

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

The ancient production of salt

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The salt lake of Lingua

Filicudi: small island, big history

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

At the heart of trade in history

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

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