Domed roof, part of the Castello di Lipari (Lipari Castle) on Lipari Island
Street, Panarea Island, Aeolian Islands
House on Salina, one of the 8 Aeolian Islands. The Aeolian Islands are one of Sicily’s 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The islands are volcanic (Stromboli and Vulcano are still active.) and were designated a UNESCO site in 2000. Movie buffs may be familiar with Salina because some scenes for the 1994 film “Il Postino”…
The crater of Vulcano Island’s (Aeolian Islands) volcano, with Salina Island in the distance.
My cousins and I enjoyed fresh watermelon, or “anguria” in Italian, at a local restaurant on Panarea Island (Aeolian Islands). Another thing I remember about this lunch, was the arugula salad, which the owner, who served us, said had just been prepared from “la rugula” that he picked from the restaurant’s back garden.
Lipari Island, the main island of the eight volcanic Aeolian islands, was the site of a major pumice stone industry for centuries. This hillside that cascades into the sea was a major quarry for the porous, white stone that is so light-weight, small pieces of it can float in the water. The quarry is now…
A beautiful home on Panarea Island (Aeolian Islands).
A cat enjoying a snooze in the Eolian Islands.
The beaches on Vulcano Island (one of the Aeolian Islands) possess black volcanic sand–as demonstrated by our feet!
Mask and door of a home on Salina Island (Aeolian Islands).