Aeolian Islands or Lipari Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. People of this island are called aeolians. Aeolian Islands are a popular summer tourist destination and attracts up to 200,000 visitors annually.
Aeolian Islands current form is the result of volcanic activity over 260,000 years. There are two volcanoes - Stromboli and Vulcano. Volcanic activity entails emanation of steam and thermal waters waiting to be exploited. Only volcano on Stromboli Island is active. Complex eight Aeolian Islands, covering an area of 1,600 square kilometers is home to a large plain located in the bottom of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Using stone curb in urban infrastructure development was key to maintaining beauty Aeoline Islands. New buildings are constructed in a severe style. Existing residences can be purchased and restored, but must be rebuilt after the model White House. Traditional houses are made of cubes and modular building constructed of native materials - stone, lava, pumice and Tufo. Almost all homes have one large outdoor terrace, usually shaded with flowering vines.
Without exception, hotels in Aeolian Insuelele are family businesses with home cooked food and friendly service. Active volcanoes, mud baths, natural steam are the seven small islands, located north of Sicily, is a truly magical destination. Aeolian Islands, has a total population of about 10,000 inhabitants. The number reached 200,000 during the summer months when tourists Fri.
On Vulcano, where there is a scientific basis to continuously monitor the volcanic activity, prohibited any construction because unpredictable eruptions (in 1888 this crater asleep when held last outburst, which lasted two years), but being Sicilian territory laws exist not only to be met, making the mountain slopes to be the highest density of buildings throughout the archipelago. Here, volcanic activity has resulted in the emergence sulfur baths.
Salt island is green and, after many, the most beautiful paradise divers. Here a bed in a family pension costs, depending on season, between 15 and 25 euros. On all the islands are kept underwater diving courses.
In Milazzo, a town on the coast north-east of Sicily, you can leave safely, even open the car, in car parks around the port one (cost 20 euros for three days). Tenders to navigate between islands are numerous, from cruises ranging from public or private boats, and cadence with which they move varies according to season, from 10 to 20 daily flights and ferries belonging to aliscafi Italian Navy . Aliscafi hydrofoil is a faster, smaller, more convenient, but also more unstable (and therefore in case of strong waves not moving) than your ferry carrying cars, cargo and water. The latter being more stable and solid is just off the surf in extreme cases, when the storm is large. For example, the route with aliscafi Milazzo, Lipari, costs between 12 euros and 20 euros per person for a circuit call on five of the islands without Alicudi and Filicudi, which are served separately. Ferry costs about half of your ticket price for Aliscafi and you can not go directly on any of the islands.
By Maria Morari
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