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  • 1 Stromboli Crater Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Climbing up the crater of Stromboli, one of the few active volcanoes in the world, is a unique and unforgettable experience, although strictly regulated and only possible with a guide. The crater consists of a cluster of five mouths. A few hundred me..

  • The night-time sight of Stromboli's magnificent natural firework display will leave an indelible impression (during the day the eruptions do not create such a stark contrast). Indeed, after dark is perhaps the best time to appreciate the different as..

  • 3 Volcano ilsland Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Isola di Vulcano

    Spectacular views from the top of its volcano, black sandy beaches and other beaches where the fumaroles (smoke-holes) heat the water to boiling point, an underground cave (la Grotta del Cavallo), the muddy pool of Venus where you can roll around in ..

  • 4 Stromboli Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Isola di Stromboli

    Austere, yet possessed of a disconcerting beauty, this island is home to the famous Stromboli volcano, which at intervals spurts out plumes of smoke and flames accompanied by explosions. Walkers (of a strong disposition, and making sure to equip them..

  • 5 Aeolean Archaeological Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Via del Castello

    Recounting the history of the Aeolian Islands using artefacts discovered during excavations started in 1949, the museum has a section on prehistoric Lipari, an interesting reconstruction of Bronze Age necropolises, a collection of fine red figural kr..

  • 6 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Mazzini

    This former Greek acropolis dominates the city, boasting a perimeter wall which was strengthened by the Spanish under Charles V. Arriving at the castle via piazza Mazzini, you will see the Spanish fortifications, a Greek tower and medieval constructi..

  • 7 Panarea Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Isola di Panarea

    This island reaches is highest point at Punta del Corvo (420m), the west slope of which plunges almost vertically down into the sea. In the area surrounding Punta Milazzese, the remains of a prehistoric village dominate the attractive bay of Cala Jun..

  • 8 Filicudi island Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Isola di Filicudi

    It has craters, (highest at Fossa delle Delci, 773 m), three main small towns (home to 250 people) a prehistoric village situated on the promontory of Capo Graziano, which is a 40 minute walk from the small port of Filicudi Porto... This is the dream..

  • 9 Alicudi Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Isola di Alicudi

    This is the most secluded and untamed of all the Aeolian Islands. Covered with heather, this former volcanic island only has one village where all the inhabitants live. Their pastel-coloured houses add a touch of colour at the foot of the mountain, t..

  • 10 Lipari Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Isola di Lipari

    This island is the largest and busiest of the Aeolian Islands. It is famous for its obsidian quarries and its pumice-stone, and on account of the raids it suffered at the hands of the Barbary Pirates, like the fearsome Barbarossa. The town of Lipari ..

  • 11 Saint- Bartholomews Cathedral of Lipari

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Mazzini

    Situated in the Citadel (the castle), this church was founded in the medieval period but was rebuilt during the Spanish era and embellished with a new façade in the 19C. The neighbouring cloisters however, dates back to the Norman period. Opposite a ..

  • 12 Marina Corta

    Nature and gardens

    Marina Corta

    This is the port of Lipari which gives berth to small boats and hydrofoils in addition to providing the setting for the Saint-Bartholomew festivities. Back on dry land, the small church of the Souls of Purgatory perched on its rock seems to keep watc..

  • 13 Lipari Archaeological Park

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Via del Castello

    Beyond the citadel there are numerous ancient sarcophaguses ... as well as a superb view over to the island of Volcano island, taking in the small church dedicated the souls of purgatory dominating the sea opposite Marina Corta.

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