Aeolian Islands, geology and photos
Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago of eight islands situated just north of Sicily, named after the Greek God of the winds Aeolus.
Geology explain that the Aeolian Islands origin, and also present shape, is the result of a huge volcanic activity over a period of 260,000 years due to a new drift in Mediterranean Sea with ruptures in the Earth’s crust and consequent eruptions of magma.
There are today in Aeolian Islands archipelago two active volcanoes Vulcano and Stromboli, the northernmost island.
Stromboli put in place an amazing colored fire activity almost every night.
The Aeolian Islands are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. However, inaccuracy, the missing closure of a pumice quarry, and the oncoming building pose a threat to the Aeolian Islands place on the list.
I spent around the Aeolian Islands and others Italian volcanoes several weeks. I can say is just an amazing place, no words to describe the scenic impact and the Geology over there.
I was there years ago and I had with me just a small point and shot camera so I had not great chances to make the amazing photos that the Aeolian Islands deserve. I need to come back sooner or later because the photographic potential of Aeolian Islands images is literally boundless.
Curbing urban development has been a key to preserving the Aeolian Islands in a natural state.
New buildings are severely restricted. Existing residences can be bought and restored but must be constructed to resemble its whitewashed houses.
Traditional houses consist of modular cubes constructed from indigenous building materials like stone, lava, pumice and tuff. Almost all houses have a large outdoor terrace, usually shaded by flowering vines.
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