Aeolian Islands, Sicily


Astonishingly beautiful and extremely varied, the seven islands and various uninhabited islets of the Aeolian archipelago were designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000. Their volcanic origins left a dramatic legacy of black-sand beaches, smouldering craters and splintered, rocky coastlines. Island-hoppers can discover their individual charms: from the spartan conical Alicudi, where donkeys are the only form of land transport, to the international jet-set playground of Panarea. North of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the archipelago was named after Aeolus, god of the winds, by Greek settlers. This has been a volatile part of the world ever since Filicudi, the first land mass, emerged from the sea 600,000 years ago. There are two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, and volcanic activity of some kind, whether steaming fumaroles or thermal waters waiting to be tapped, on most of the other islands. Winter storms see the islands cut off for days. But, all considered, that’s their charm

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Stromboli

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: in the middle of the sea. At the horizon the island of Panarea

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Panarea with the Stromboli in the distance

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Panarea, Basiluzzo and Spinazzola backdropped by the Stromboli

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Lipari

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Salina, the small village of Rinella

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Salina

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Panarea

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Lipari

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Salina

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: rough sea

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: sailing the aeolian islands

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: the tiny islands of Basiluzzo and Dattilo off the coast of Panarea

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Lipari, Marina Lunga and the castle

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: sunset over Alicudi and Filicudi as seen from Salina

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: sunset over Alicudi and Filicudi as seen from Salina

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Lipari, the faraglioni

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: sunset over Alicudi and Filicudi

14_Ther 1087

14_Ther 1285

14_Ther 1314

14_Ther 1330

14_Ther 1339

14_Ther 1759

14_Ther 1772

14_Ther 1776

14_Ther 1803

14_Ther 1832

14_Ther 1857

14_Ther 1888

14_Ther 2197

14_Ther 3254

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italy, sicily, aeolie islands, panarea: Zimmaro bay and beach

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, panarea: on the way to cala junco. In the distance, perched on top of the cliff, the prehistoric village

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, panarea: cala junco

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italy, sicily, aeolie islands, panarea: church SS Pietro Apostolo

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italy, sicily, aeolie islands, panarea: cala Junco as seen from the sea

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italy, sicily, aeolie islands, panarea: susnet from Raja hotel

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italy, sicily, aeolie islands, panarea: hotel Quartara

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, panarea: hotel Quartara. Barman Marco is surrounded by the hotel staff playing around while he prepares drinks

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, stromboli: hotel o'palmo

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Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Stromboli

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Stromboli

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Stromboli

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Stromboli

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Stromboli

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Stromboli

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Stromboli

16_Ther 275

16_Ther 449

16_Ther 602

italy, aeolian islands, Vulcano: Horse grotto - grotta del cavallo

italy, aeolian islands, Vulcano: Venus pool - piscina di Venere and in the distance, on the right, the entrance of the Horse grotto - grotta del cavallo

italy, aeolian islands, Vulcano: Venus pool - piscina di Venere

16_Ther 1345

16_Ther 1502

16_Ther 1588

16_Ther 1598

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16_Ther 1644

16_Ther 1658

16_Ther 2105

16_Vulc 010

16_Vulc 029

16_Vulc 073

16_Vulc 089

16_Vulc 157

16_Vulc 280

16_Vulc 383

16_Vulc 543

16_Vulc 568

2015_Thera 733

2015_Thera 836

2015_Thera 1640

2015_Thera 1656

2015_Thera 2063

2015_Thera 2077

2015_Thera 2202bis

2015_Thera 2237

2015_Thera 2254

2015_Thera 2306

2015_Thera 2318

2015_Thera 2327

2015_Thera 2580

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps. The island of Salina in the background Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps. The island of Salina in the background Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, alicudi: the island of steps Original nature, steps instead of streets and only mules as public transport. In the past the original name was Ericusa. It derives from greek “Erìcodes” (heather in bloom) but the actual name is from Arab”ali-Kur” (Ali’s fortress)

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italy, sicily, aeolie islands, filicudi: the famous "macine" at capo graziano

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italy, sicily, aeolie islands, filicudi: the famous "la canna" a faraglione off the coast of Filicudi

italy, sicily, aeolie islands, filicudi: the famous "la canna" a faraglione off the coast of Filicudi

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Lipari, Eolie, Sicily, Italy - loc. Canneto, cave di pomice

Lipari, Eolie, Sicily, Italy - loc. Canneto, cave di pomice

Lipari, Eolie, Sicily, Italy - loc. Canneto, cave di pomice

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Lipari, Eolie, Sicily, Italy - loc. Canneto

Lipari, Eolie, Sicily, Italy - loc. Canneto, cave di pomice

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italy, sicily, aeolie islands, salina: Marino Mandile makes basket in the main square in Santa Marina

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Salina

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Salina

Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy: Salina

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