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Arcipelago delle Eolie – area marina e terrestre

The Aeolian Islands Archipelago extends into the southern Tyrrhenian Sea. It is composed of seven main islands: Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea, along with several islets and rocks. These islands have volcanic origins, with active volcanoes still present on Vulcano and Stromboli. The islands show captivating landscapes with steep slopes and rocky coasts, some of which create majestic cliffs overlooking the sea. Salina, with its 962 meters, represents the highest point of the Archipelago. The surrounding waters are rich in several marine habitats, featuring coves, caves, and underwater recesses. Extensive meadows of Posidonia oceanica and Cymodocea nodosa are common on the seabed.
The Aeolian Islands Archipelago is also known for its unique biodiversity, hosting endemic and rare species of invertebrates. The islands are an important migratory routes for birds of pray and passerines during migration periods. The volcanic landscape provides a spectacle with conical peaks, active volcanoes, sandy slopes, fumaroles, and thermal waters.