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  Aeolian Islands Italy sailing tour - Italy Yacht Charters
The island, the small islands (Basiluzzo, Dattilo, Lisca Bianca) and the islets (Battaro, Lisca Nera, Panarelli and Le Formiche) are to be considered parts of the same volcanic system; they represent the remains of eruptive centres implanted in the same morphological unit constituted by a volcanic underwater upland.
The formation of the island, the most ancient of the Aeolian Archipelago is attributed to the Sicilian by Keller and to the Milazzese by Pichler.
It is also the island with the highest peaks such as the three volcanoes that originated it: Monte Fossa delle Felci (962 m), which is partially covered by one of the most beautiful strawberry tree woods of the entire Mediterranean; Monte dei Porri (860 m); and Monte Rivi (850 m).
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: List of islands of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stromboli island Stromboli is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, containing one of the four active volcanos in Italy.
S.Antioco is a village in South-western Sardinia, in the district of Cagliari, in Sulcis zone, in the island of S.Antioco.
The Giudecca is an island in the Venetian Lagoon lying immediately south of the central islands, from which it is separated by the Giudecca Canal.
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 AEOLIAN ISLANDS Sicily comprises a number of offshore islands and archipelagos of high tourist importance
The scanty population of the islands, that in certain periods is almost isolated from the rest of the world, mostly subsists on fishing, farming (especially vines and harvesting of capers), quarrying pumice (as on Lipari, although this is a dying trade), and most particularly, albeit for a short season, on tourism.
The main moorings on the island are in the town of Lipari, which is served by two ports:  Marina Corta is used by the hydrofoils and by smaller craft, while ferries moor at Marina Lunga.
Vulcano is an island of 21sqm belonging to the Aeolian Archipelago.
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 Resources on Aeolian Islands academic institutions
Vulcano, Italy: Vulcano is a volcanic island and the southernmost of the Aeolian Islands.
Lipari Island (38.5 N, 15.00E) and Volcanello (38.4N, 14.96E): The Aeolian archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea (east of Italy, north of Sicily) is interpreted as a volcanic arc.
JMU Italian: Together with the minor Aeolian islands (he Lipari), Ustica, Egadi, Pantelleria and the distant Pelagie, Sicily is the most extensive region in Italy, though...
www.mongabay.org /conservation/Aeolian_Islands.htm   (1154 words)

  
 Sicily Guide - Sicilian Minor Islands
The Aeolian Islands (Italian: Isole Eolie) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily.
The Aegadian Islands (Italian: Isole Egadi), are a group of small mountainous islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the northwest coast of Sicily, Italy, near the city of Trapani, with a total area of 22,97 mi² (37,45 km²).
The island of Lampedusa is connected to Sicily by a ferry service with the seaport of Porto Empedocle, near Agrigento.
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 Aeolian islands
It is the island with the most volcanic activities: warm water in the Baia di Levante; therapeutic muds and sulphur steam water called "fumarole".
Filicudi is the wildest of the Aeolian islands.
Alicudi is the smallest island of the Aeolian archipelago and during the winter time it has around 50 inhabitants.
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The interesting characteristic of Aeolian archipelago fauna is the presence of continental Europe species reaching the southern limit of their distribution.
With their scientific study from at least the 18th Century, the islands have provided two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian) to vulcanology and geology textbooks and so have featured prominently in the education of all geoscientists for over 200 years.
Seismic activities occur mainly in the north of Salina island: Pollara and Lalfa, in Stromboli Alicudi and Filicudi islands.
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/wh/aeolian.html   (1231 words)

  
 ITALIA - Spotlight On ... The Minor Islands of Italy
Alicudi is the island of heather due to the pink blanket that covers its lavic surface in spring- time.
Thousands of years ago obsidian represented the islands principal export with the continent because it was extremely suitable for the manufacturing of sharp tools and arms.
) isle is the Aeolian island closest to the Sicilian coast.
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 Aeolian Islands - Definition, explanation
The Aeolian Islands (Italian Isole Eolie) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily.
The islands were colonized by the Greekss around 580 BC.
Biblical historian Josephus mentioned a group that is probably related ot the Aeolian islands: "Elisa gave name to the Eliseans, who were his subjects; they are now the Aeolians." Elisa refers to the biblical figure Elishah, grandson of Japheth, son of Javan.
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 Aeolian Islands Hotels - Aeolian Islands Italy Hotel Reservations
The Hotel Villa Enrica Country Resort is unique in the Aeolian Islands in that it is surrounded by a green grassy area of.
It's a little hotel realised in 1950 by the swiss painter Edwin Hunziker renovating and enlarging an ancient eolian house immersed in the green of a wide garden of citruse trees and olives.Today, it belongs to the artist's family that runs it with...
To the sailor who approximates itself to the charming bay of Levant to volcano, the first pearl of the charming necklace of the Aeolian islands, the clear and classic shape of manifest the Eros Hotel immediately with the fascination of one...
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 aeolian islands map italy
The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic-in-origin archipelago located just a few miles off the northern coast of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Renowned for perfect weather, this group of rugged islands includes Stromboli, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet, one that's erupted almost continuously for the last 2,000 years.
The islands are easily reached by ferry or hydrofoil from ports throughout the central Mediterranean, and believe it or not, people journey to Stromboli to eat a pizza, cooked in ovens heated by the volcano.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/aeolian.htm   (271 words)

  
 Lipari, panarea,vulcano,salina,alicudi e filicudi,stromboli
Lipari is the largest island, the ancient Meligunis; the castle overlooks the historical centre, and the ancient acropolis is now home to the archeo- logical museum, where there is a section dedicated to the conservation of relics of Roman ships.
Panarea is the smallest island in the archipelago.
It is believed that Panarea and the rocks and small islands that surround it are an ancient submerged volcano.
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 ::Aeolian Islands:: Lipari, Stromboli, Sicily Hotels Italy
The Aeolian Islands are a group of seven volcanic islands just 45 minutes by hydrofoil from Milazzo and 1 hour 15 minutes from Messina, offering a different and slightly mysterious world from that of mainland Sicily.
The island architecture is quite unique with houses built from the local lava and pumice stone and mainly painted white.
A trip round the island by scooter is the best way to explore the small villages and admire the breathtaking views of the other islands.
www.thesicilianexperience.co.uk /aeolian.html   (539 words)

  
 Simply Travel Holidays - Aeolian Islands - Villa Holidays in Aeolian Islands - Villas Simply Holidays Travel 2007
Off the north-east coast of Sicily, only a ferry ride or hydrofoil from Milazzo, the Aeolian Islands were colonised around 580 BC and named after the mythical figure Aeolus, who is said to have kept the winds bottled up in a cave.
Lipari is the liveliest of the islands and has a wide range of restaurants and shops as well as historical sites such as an archaeological museum and a 17th-century castle built on Greek ruins.
Salina is the second largest member of the Aeolian archipelago and is known at the 'garden island' due to a landscape cloaked with vineyards and its waters populated with fish and octopus.
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 Aeolian Islands (ME)
Aeolian Islands (Messina Province) is the Archipelago of the Aeolian or Lipari Islands (Lipari is the name of the largest of the islands) in the lower Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily, between 20 and 40 km from the coast.
A knowledge of the Aeolian Islands is not just a matter of natural beauty: it is indispensable for anyone interested in getting to know the fundamental elements of the prehistory and history of the Mediterranean, and in seeing first-hand evidence of the more or less remote aspects of the life of this important sea.
History: The history and prehistory of the Aeolian Islands are a succession of colonizations, vicissitudes, cultural facies, trade, battles, occupations, acts of piracy, destructions and fires, reconstructions and repopulations.
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 Aeolian Islands - HighBeam Encyclopedia
The mysteries and majesties of the Aeolian Islands
Inside track: Singular sensations: the 10 best Italian islands; Some of this country's most beautiful and dramatic landscapes are found off the mainland.
A volcanic experience TravelMail EUROPEAN BREAKS It's where Ingrid Bergman famously fell in love, and as Teresa Levonian Cole discovers, the Italian island of Strom boli is still smouldering...
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 Aeolian Islands travel guide - Wikitravel
The Aeolian islands (Isole Eolie) are a group of attractive islands in the Tyrrheanian Sea about 25-50km north of Sicily in Italy.
Those islands also have scooters for rent, and are the only of the islands with comprehensive systems of roads.
Boat rental is also popular for touring the periphery of each island; although the small boats for rent are not adequate for travel between the islands, but are popular for the excursion from Panarea to the islets of Basiluzzo and Drauto.
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 UNEP-WCMC Protected Areas Programme - Aeolian Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The group consists of seven islands (Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea) and five small islets (Basiluzzo, Dattilo, Lisca Nera, Bottaro and Lisca Bianca) in the vicinity of Panarea.
With their scientific study from at least the 18th Century, the islands have provided two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian) to vulcanology and geology textbooks and so have featured prominently in the education of all geoscientists for over 200 years.
Seismic activities occur mainly in the north of Salina island: Pollara and Lalfa, in Stromboli Alicudi and Filicudi islands.
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Stromboli, the tragic island made famous in Roberto Rossellini's film of the same name (starring Ingrid Bergman), features two miniscule towns on opposite sides of a mildly active volcano.
Salina's slopes are dotted with vineyards that produce a heady malvasìa; its waters are populated with fish and octopus.
Tiny Panarea is perhaps the most picturesque island, with its stark white houses and brilliant yellow ginestra bushes; its uninhabited satellite Basiluzzo might remind you of Delos, although its ruins are Roman.
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 Aeolian Islands
Imagine a group of islands which still manifest their volcanic origins, especially by the activity of one inhabited volcano that has been constantly active during recorded history, is dubbed the 'lighthouse of the Mediterranean and which is easily accessible to the visitor.
Eolus, the Greek god of the winds, was reputed by the ancients to have made his abode first on the ever-active volcanic island of Stromboli (derived from the Greek word 'strongyle' - 'the round one.' Homer celebrated both him and Stromboli in the 10th.
The Aeolian islands are reachable all year round.
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 Aeolian Islands - Lipari Islands - Aeolian Islands Hotel - Lipari Islands Hotels - Aeolian Islands Hotel - Aeolian ...
The archipelago of the Aeolian islands counts seven islands: Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea, Stromboli, Salina, Filicudi und Alicudi.
Lipari is the main island and the biggest as well.
Every island has its own peculiarities, so it is really worth a visit.
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 Aeolian Islands
The difficulties of life in these islands led most of the inhabitants to emigrate to the US a century ago, so you will find them sparsely populated today.
Come to the Aeolians to see the extensive Greek ruins on Lipari, but mostly to swim and dive in the crystalline seas and to sunbathe on the myriad beaches and rocky shores.
Tiny Panarea is perhaps the most picturesque island, with its stark white houses and brilliant yellow ginestra bushes; its uninhabited satellite Basiluzzo might remind you of Delos, although its ruins are Roman.
www.explore-italy.com /aeolian_islands.htm   (428 words)

  
 Hotels Eolie Islands - Sicily Hotels
Lying to the North of Sicily, the archipelago of the Eolie Islands is today a major tourist destination thanks to its cultural importance and stunning natural landscape.
The Hotel Principe di Salina, occupies and enviable position on the stunningly beautiful Sicilian island of Salina, the greenest of the Aeolian isles.
The Capofaro Malvasia and Resort is a superb seaside residence located on the Aeolian island of Salina.
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 NAUTICALweb - Charter in the Aeolian Islands
The island has four landings: S. Maria, the most important, is protected by with two wharfs with the one to the windward heading to the south east with, at the head, the docking slipway for the ferries.
The island, whose highest mountain rises to 421 meters with the Pizzo del Corvo, is inhabited and the villages of Ditella, San Pietro and Dauto are well known tourist resorts.
The island's soil is characteristically arranged in terraces growing capers, the industrial mainstay together with fishing in particularily generous grounds.
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 Lipari - Aeolian Islands - Best of Sicily - Lipari and Milazzo - Hotels Lipari
Sometimes called the Aeolian Islands (as the domain of Aeolus, god of the winds), the Lipari Islands are a volcanic archipelago visible from Sicily's eastern Tyrrhenian coast, easily accessible by ferry or hydrofoil from Milazzo and also Messina.
The principal islands are Lipari, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Stromboli, Panarea and Vulcano.
Far from the other islands, and dominated by a single large volcano, Stromboli itself is impressive from a distance.
www.bestofsicily.com /lipari.htm   (812 words)

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