Isola di Vulcano – “Vurcanu” en sicilien…

Vulcano est l’île la plus proche du port de Milazzo, d’où les ferries partent vers les îles Éoliennes – au nord de la Sicile. Selon la mythologie, Vulcain(Vulcano), le dieu du feu, avait ses forges dessous. Située à 1 km des côtes de Lipari, c’est la plus fréquentée de l’archipel. Bien que la dernière éruption date du 19e siècle, le volcan n’a jamais cessé de donner “des signes de vie”, et même aujourd’hui on voit des fumerolles, jets de vapeur, phénomènes sous-marins, et boue sulfureuse – appréciée pour ses propriétés thérapeutiques. Au fait, l’île possède 2 volcans, dont un cratère toujours en activité qui est, d’ailleurs, l’un des plus dangereux du monde… Vulcano est classé au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO.
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a few pix of the “isola felice” – the happy isle… 🙂

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Vulcano is the nearest island to the port of Milazzo, from where ferries depart to the Aeolian(Windy) Islands – north of Sicily. According to mythology, Vulcain(Vulcano), the god of fire, used to hammer out underneath. Situated 1 km-away from the coast of Lipari, it’s the most visited isle of the archipelago. Although the last eruption took place back to the 19th century, the volcano has never ceased to give “signs of life”, and even nowadays we can see fumaroles, steam jets, underwater phenomena, and sulphurous mud – appreciated for its therapeutic properties. In fact, the island has 2 volcanoes, including a crater still active which is, incidentally, one of the most dangerous in the world… Vulcano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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ciao amici, have a Mediterranean blue Sunday and a happy week! 🙂

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Posted on 28 May 2017, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Not surprising it would be so active with Vulcan working underneath! 🙂 –Curt

  2. Glad you were able to enjoy the spectacular attributes of Sicily and not get ‘Trumped’ out of the islands! 🙂

  3. What a beautiful place!

  4. I see you are wearing a face mask, Melanie. Is there a lot of ash in the air or can you smell the sulphur?
    Leslie

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