Posts about aeolian islands

Valdichiesa, Salina, Italy

The "Santuario della Madonna del Terzito" in a tiny village between the two extinct volcanoes on Salina, photographed during our trip there in May 2009.

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Valdichiesa, Salina, Italy

The "Santuario della Madonna del Terzito" in a tiny village between the two extinct volcanoes on Salina, photographed during our trip there in May 2009.

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Pollara Lighthouse

A small gallery of a ruined and abandoned lighthouse on the main road from Malfa, atop three hundred metre high cliffs on the north western corner of Salina amongst the Aeolian Islands.

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Semaforo di Pollara

From a small gallery of a ruined and abandoned lighthouse on the main road from Malfa, atop three hundred metre high cliffs on the north western corner of Salina amongst the Aeolian Islands, now online at Permanent Tourist.

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God Went Out With The Priest

At the end of the Catholic masses I attended as a child, it was customary for the congregation to wait for the priest to leave the church before leaving their places amongst the aisles. There was a childhood saying that you had to wait for Jesus to leave, as he went out with the priest.

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Dusk in the Aeolian Islands

Photograph of sailing boats moored for the evening amongst the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily in Italy, with the islands of Stromboli, Basiluzzo and Lisca Bianca (lit by the last of the evening sun) in the background. Photographed from the back of a hydrofoil docked at Panarea. This picture is available to order […]

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Sciara del Fuoco

Visiting the island volcano of Stromboli was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy and probably one of the top 5 highlights of our walks together.

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At Sicara di Fuoco

Many of those seeing this photo won’t be much impressed by our walk from the harbour on Stromboli to the Sciara di Fuoco, but I’ll tell you this: it wasn’t a stroll. After walking for a couple of hours over comparatively easy paths, the last stretch was the hardest. If you can imagine walking for […]

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The never ending snake of a path

Further up the mountain, on the way to see the Sciara di Fuoco on the volcanic island of Stromboli. This view was from approximately half way up the path from the restaurant in the picture, which was itself a good hour’s walk from the dock on the far side of the island. Add the fact […]

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And we’re walking *towards* that because…?

Visiting Stromboli was a long-time goal form both Jo and for me, though for Jo much longer than myself! We spent an hour and a half walking around from the port on the far side of the island and finally found ourselves thinking, "just over the next ridge". When we did finally reach that last […]

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