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The history of the Aeolian Islands

An ancient historyFrom the book “The Aeolian islands” published by the Tourist office – LipariThe history of the Aeolian islands is basically identical to that of the island of Lipari. The first human settlers came there from Sicily in the Middle Neolithic period (from the fourth millenim BC), in small rudimentary boats. They were farmers […] ... Continue Reading →

The fauna of the Aeolian Islands

The formation of the main volcanic Aeolian arch took place during the last 500,000 years (second the last  datings made by volcanologists) and, unlike many Mediterranean islands, total autonomy in relation to land nearby, with which the archipelago seems not be ever came into contact area. The populations of plants and animals that are hosted in    […] ... Continue Reading →

Panaria film – A historic Sicilian experience

The Panaria Film presents …  A dip in the history of cinema through the underwater filming of the Sicilian home. 50s vintage films tell of virgin waters, marine life in balance, unspoiled nature … The Horcynus Orca Park hosts an exhibition of artifacts, photographs and original footage of  Panaria Film, historic film production company founded by […] ... Continue Reading →

Lipari island

Lipari Island (Meligunis) Area 38.6 sq km Population 10,690Height above sea level: 602 m (Monte Chirica) Location: 38.48 ° N, 14.95 ° E Total area: 38 square kilometers (Lipari) Lipari is the largest and most geologically complex of the Aeolian Islands, as well as the administrative center (the town of Lipari) for all the islands with […] ... Continue Reading →
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General information on the Aeolian Islands

HISTORY History The Aeolian islands were populated at the beginning of the fourth millennium BC from people coming from Sicily, pushed from the immense economic resource offering from obsidian erupted from the volcano of Mount Pelato. The obsidian, a volcanic glass cutting black, was sought when they had spread the metalworking and formed the basis […] ... Continue Reading →
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A collection of masks in Lipari’s Museum

The most complete documentation in Italy on the costume scenic ancient HellasGreek theater, worship and mysteries – A Lipari statues and masks from funerar An extraordinary collection of masks and statuettes in theatrical subjects found in the tomb of the fourth and third centuries BC and stored in the classical section of the Aeolian Museum […] ... Continue Reading →

Aeolian cuisine

The Aeolian cuisine and his recipes From the little information that give us the ancient writers, the predominant part of the Aeolian cuisine Greek and Roman had to be made from fish. Diodorus Siculus (10 V, 1-3) expressly says that the island of Lipari “provided its inhabitants fish of all kinds in large quantities.” Diodorus […] ... Continue Reading →