The Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) are located off the northern coast of Sicily. The group consists of seven islands (Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea) and five small islets (Basiluzzo, Dattilo, Lisca Nera, Bottaro and Lisca Bianca) in the vicinity of Panarea. The Islands are of volcanic origin, separated from the Sicilian coast,it seems that they have never been in contact with it.
The islands have provided two types of eruptions Vulcanian and Strombolian.
The vegetation is mainly dominated by species typical of the Mediterranean region. A total of 900 plant species and a remarkable variety of differing environments have been recorded in Aeolian Islands. The interesting characteristic of Aeolian archipelago fauna is the presence of continental Europe species reaching the southern limit of their distribution.
The archaeological importance is shown by the presence of life from the Neolithic age. Different layers showing prehistoric, protohistoric and ancient history of the Mediterranean Sea have been preserved. Walking around you feel absorbed between the history and the actual life style.
Are seven small islands but full of spirit, given from tipical Aeolians fishers; adventure, with thousands paths; history, the antique romanians baths and more recent wars; culture, there are many art associations and a big museum; fun, with all kind of bars and clubs. Aeolian Island is a top destination for anybody who wants a quite but adventure vacancy deeped in the nature and in contact with good people.