is the biggest of the Aeolion Islands
and offers the most services and entertainments. Given its central
position, Lipari is also ideal to use as a base to explore the Aeolion
archipelago. It has 10.000 people and all the amenities, the Hospital
and supermarkets, but it also has many quiet places off the beaten
is one of the smallest Aeolian Islands, well-known to islanders
for its beautiful beaches accessible only by boat. The island is
frequently visited by many VIPs.The population is around 300 people
in the village of St. Pietro, small landing port on the eastern
shore. Nowadays the prevailing activity is traditional fishing and
tourism. The splendid seabeds are particularly good for underwater
- After Lipari, Salina is the biggest of the Aeolian Islands
and also the greenest and most cultivated. There are 4000 inhabitants
and it has 3 villages each with their own council: Santa Marina
Salina, where the main harbour is, Malfa and Leni, each containing
shops , restaurants and various services. On the island there is
the famous village of Pollara, which is 8 km from Malfa, where the
movie "Il Postino" with Massimo Troisi was made.
covers an area of 21 square kms and it is situated south of Lipari,
separated by a stretch of sea called the Vulcano Channel. It is
the island with the most volcanic activities: warm water in the
Baia di Levante; therapeutic muds and sulphur steam water called
The crater is reachable by foot in less than one hour, it doesn't
erupt and it has only sulphur steam. From the top there is a fantastic
view of all the other islands. The economy of the local population,
about 460 people in winter time, is based on tourism and wine-growing.
is the most northern island of the archipelago, 12.2 square
kms and it has a population of around 400 people. The island has
a volcano 926 meters high which is perpetually active with some
spectacular eruptions of incandescent lava that fall toward the
sea. The population lives in the centre of Ginostra and Stromboli.
The economic activities are fishing, wine-growing ,caper-growing
as well as tourism.
is the wildest of the Aeolian islands . Only 300 inhabitants in
winter time, it has one of the most interesting prehistoric villages
of the archipelago. The unique beauty of the houses and landscape
add to the charm of this enchanting island.
is the smallest island of the Aeolian archipelago and during
the winter time it has around 50 inhabitants. From the pebble beaches
long flights of steps go to the inhabited areas. There aren’t
any cars and donkeys are still used for carrying heavy loads.