The Aeolian islands, which are better known with the name of Lipari, are an archipelago formed at different times by the vulcano. This is the main reasons why they have been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.
The name comes from Aeolus, the Greek keeper of the winds. It’s unbelievable how life over there changes according to the seasons: in winter there are only 12,000 people but in summer thousands of tourists go there to relax on the beaches and to swim in the crystal waters. In fact, reach the islands is very easy: ferries departing from Palermo and Naples work everyday in order to offer a great service to the visitors.