[an error occurred while processing this directive]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands), Italy

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) are volcanic islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are recognised as World Heritage Site for being an outstanding showcase of islands undergoing volcanic building. The islands have provided scientists since the 18th century a site to study and understand the science of vulcanology and the two types of eruptions - vulcanian and strombolian.


Lapari and Salina, two of the Aeolian Islands
Lapari and Salina, two of the Aeolian Islands
photo sourcehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lipari_and_salina.jpg
authorshipDedda71
photo licensing


The Aeolian Islands comprise Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo. They have become tourist destinations attraction some 200,000 visitors per year.

Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee in Cairns, Australia, on 27 November - 2 December, 2000.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 38 29 16.3 E 14 56 44.1
Inscription Year: 2000
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VIII

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive]