Aeolian Islands, Italy
The Aeolian Islands are a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sicily. The largest and most visited are the islands of Stromboli, Vulcano and Lipari.
Stromboli Island is the most popular because it is safest for tourists to see volcanic activity. The crater can be reached on foot, but the transition to the top (924 m) is long. The eruptions, which can be four times an hour, can be seen from a distance - from a boat or a boat. The spectacle at night is even more exciting, so many are located near the top or in the evening board boats from the port.
Vulcano Island is located closest to the Sicilian coast. According to legend, it was the forge of the god of fire Vulcan.
The largest of the Aeolian Islands is the island of Lipari. It offers beautiful areas both by the sea and inland. The capital of the island is Lipari, which has a nice old quarter surrounded by walls and a fortress, which houses a small archeological museum.
All islands have volcanic origins and mostly mountainous terrain. The highest point is the peak "Fossa delle Felci" ("Fossa delle Felci" - "Fern pit") 962 m high. located on the island of Salina.