The Aeolian Isles in the Thyrrenian sea
The Aeolian Isles are located in the Thyrrenian sea north of Sicily. The seven volcanic islands are named Lipari,
Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Stromboli, Panarea and Vulcano. Here you find great sceneries, volcanos, castles, thermical resorts, good fishing spots and
The islands are quite rugged with deep caverns, steep cliffs and splendid views. The volcano on Stromboli is as active as Etna while the volcanos on the island Vulcano are much less active. The latest big eruption was in 1890. The other islands are not volcanic active as such but under the surface are streams of hot water for the thermical resorts and here and there you'll see the steaming fumaroles.
Everybody wants to preserve these beautiful islands in a natural state! Therefore new buildings are severely restricted. Existing residences can be bought and restored but must be constructed to resemble its whitewashed houses. Almost all houses have a large outdoor terrace, usually shaded by grape-vines and flowering vines. The houses, balconies and terraces are mostly decorated with brightly patterned tiles, a relic from long-ago Spanish conquerors.
There are ferries from Milazzo, Messina and Cefalù.
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