Aeolian Islands: the volcanoes and the beauties of the archipelago

Aeolian Islands: the volcanoes and the beauties of the archipelago

Islands of untouched nature, the Aeolian Islands are a World Heritage Site. Included in the World Heritage list in the naturalistic section, they are one of the pearls of the Mediterranean Sea.

It is an archipelago of volcanic origin consisting of seven islands of rare beauty characterized by a wild nature and a clear and turquoise sea.

The strong contrast between the volcanic rocks and the blue of the sea makes the view of these islands a sight to behold at least once in a lifetime!

The two still active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, are popular with tourists for their majestic beauty.

Vulcano and Stromboli, two islands characterized by the presence of the volcano

Both characterized by a strong volcanic component, the islands of Stromboli and Vulcano are an experience to be lived.

Vulcano, famous for its fumaroles, jets of steam visible both on the surface and on the seabed, opens around two volcanic cones: the volcano della Fossa and the Vulcanello. These are volcanoes considered to be still active, although the last documented eruption dates back to 1888.

Stromboli is home to the most active European volcano, which frequently produces spectacular eruptions to be admired: spectacular is the Sciara del Fuoco, a lava flow that reaches the sea. But the island is not just the Volcano, to visit absolutely are Borgo San Vincenzo, with its white houses and Ginostra, to be reached via a mule track. The beauty of these islands is universally recognized and the panorama that can be enjoyed from their coasts is certainly one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.

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Aeolian islands, an archipelago between nightlife and unspoiled nature

The rest of the archipelago, made up of five other islands, is also a perfect destination for vacationers, especially for sailors. These islands have a different characterization than Stromboli and Vulcano, and each has its own personality that makes it special.

  • Lipari. It is the largest of the Aeolian islands and the one that houses the municipal seat. Wonderful the Greek acropolis that can still be visited, and in the castle of Lipari, which rises in the eastern area of ​​the island. The Norman cathedral is a place worth seeing. But the true beauty of Lipari can be grasped from the sea. Sailing along its coasts allows you to see the beautiful beaches and enjoy the pristine sea.
  • The second largest island in the archipelago, Salina is famous for its enchanted forest of ferns that overlooks the Pollara beach.

  • Island of nightlife, it is certainly one of the most visited by tourists. It is famous for its submarine eruptions, for its coasts of incredible beauty and for its nightlife.

  • Alicudi and Filicudi. They are the westernmost islands of the Aeolian archipelago. Both wild, they are characterized by wonderful underwater depths and by the presence of inactive volcanic craters. Filicudi is the island of the Faraglione la Canna, which with its 71 meters rises majestically from the sea in front of the island. Alicudi, for its part, is silent and wild, as well as forbidden to cars. Wonderful example of a Mediterranean ecosystem.

The whole archipelago is breathtakingly beautiful and is an ideal place to plan a vacation, especially on a sailing boat!