The sea stroke that separates the archipelago from
the Sicily coast is really short. And yet the life
time distance between the isles and the coast centres
is clear. Time hasn't passed at the same speed; and
more, it's seems that here the history begins earlier.
Their name bring us back to Eolo, the mythological
winds god, who choose to live in that places.
The archipelago is untill 90 km along the sicily north-eastern
coast, on Tirreno sea . It's composed by seven iselands,
all of them with volcanic origin: Filicudi and Alicudi
(the older), Salina, Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea and
Stromboli (with its still active volcano).
Every isle own its personality, its colors, that distinguishs
them one by another: Filicudi ed Alicudi are dark
green, becouse of the wonderfull caper bushes that
grow on the basaltic rocks; Salina is a bright green,
becouse of the woods on the top of its extinguish
craters; Lipari is black and white becouse of the
obsidian and the pumice; Vulcano is yellow-green,
becouse of the sulphur incrustations, and black becouse
of the volcanic sands beach; Panarea has amber colors,
with brigth green points of the vine and white "dammusi",
the tipical houses with the terraces covered by reeds;
Stromboli is black during the daytime and incandescent
red during the night becouse of the lava eruptions
on the "sciara del fuoco". The sounding-depth
are rocky, with a bright deep blue, sea.
The iselands weren't continuously inhabitated like
the coast villages, and that's why on
its quite vergin soils we
can find therests of the old civilizations from the
V millenniumo before Christ.
The isles are connected with the port of Milazzo by
shuttles and boats.