Lipari, the ancient Meligunis, is the largest island of the Eolian Archipelago and its economic and cultural center. [more]
Obsidian block from the Rocce Rosse lava flow on Lipari Island
Panarea, the smallest island in the Aeolian Archipelago, lies on the western side of a shallow platform whose shelf margin is at about 130 m depth. It was one of the first volcanoes of the Eolian Islands to form, but might have been active until 10-20,000 years ago.
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Stromboli, a small island north of Sicily, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and famous for its normally small, but regular explosions throwing out glowing lava from several vents inside its summit crater. This activity has been going on for at least 2000 years, as... [more]
Powerful strombolian eruption from Stromboli volcano
Vulcano, named after the Roman god of Fire, is the southernmost of the Eolian Islands north of Sicily, Italy. Vulcano has an active volcano (also called the Fossa) that has had frequent eruptions documented since Ancient times. [more]
View of the crater of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island.