Friday, July 15, 2011

Aeolian Islands Juy 4-7

Aeolian Islands       Juy 4-7

An anchorage right in front of an active crater at Stromboli

The bay at San Vincenzo, Stromboli

Group picture by the northern side of Stromboli, where eruptions are most active

The Aeolian Islands are a group of seven volcanic islands that are part of a huge ridge that runs from Mounts Atna. They are noted for their spectacular volcanic formations, cobalt blue water, and, especially volcanic activities on two of the islands that are still active. Our plan was to sail through the islands with stops at two of the islands, Stromboli and Filicudi, and then head west to do our long passage to Sardinia. We visited Stromboli first. Minor eruptions still continue on a steady basis on this island, and as we approached the island we could hear low rumblings, followed by puffs of smoke. The island has the usual volcanic cone shape, but eruptions occur at not just the peak but at many craters around it. 


  1. Marvelous pictures of Volcanos !!!

    After 2 weeks cruising the Ionian Islands, we will soon sail back to Messina then Aeolians...

    Enjoy !

    Alex & Noro

  2. Hello :) im Bruno from AÇORES .i hope u enjoy Azores! was nice to meet you Alex & Nora.
    Cheers from São Miguel Island ;)
    ps: i want to see some pics from Azores to... ;)
    Bruno Doris´Bar