The Aegadian Islands ( Italian: Isole Egadi; Latin: Aegates Insulae), are a group of small mountainous islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the northwest coast of Sicily, Italy, near the city of Trapani, with a total area of 37,45 km². ...more on Wikipedia about "Aegadian Islands"
The Aeolian Islands ( Italian Isole Eolie) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are a popular tourist destination in the summer, and attract up to 200,000 visitors annually. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aeolian Islands"
The Cyclopean Isles, noted for their rows of basaltic columns piled one above another, lie off the eastern coast of Sicily, not far from Mount Etna. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cyclopean Isles"
Favignana (it:l'Isola Favignana) (37°55' North; 12°20' East) is the main one of the Aegadian Islands. It is situated c. 7 km (4.5 miles) west of the coast of Sicily, between Trapani and Marsala, the costal area where the Stagnone Lagoon, and the international airport of Trapani ("Birgi") is found. ...more on Wikipedia about "Favignana"
Ferdinandea is a volcano lying about 30km south of Sicily. Currently a seamount, eruptions have raised it above sea level several times before erosion has caused it to submerge again. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ferdinandea"
Isola Bella is a small beach near Taormina, Sicily. The beautiful island (also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea) within a small bay on the Ionian Sea was a private property until 1990, when it was bought by the Region of Sicily and became a nature reserve, administrated by the Italian branch of the WWF. There is a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach. The beach is rather rocky, but it is still is a popular destination for sunbathers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Isola Bella"
Lampedusa (Isola di Lampedusa in Italian) is the largest of the Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, 205 km from Sicily and 113 km from Tunisia. Politically and administratively Lampedusa is part of Italy, but geologically it belongs to Africa since the sea between the two is no deeper than 120 meters. Lampedusa's 20km² are arid, with no sources of water other than irregular rainfall. The island's population of 5300 subsist on fishing, agriculture and tourism. During World War II, the island was quickly lost to the British Forces in Operation Corkscrew. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lampedusa" Please inform your friends about shortopedia
Levanzo is the smallest of the three main Aegadian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily, Italy. It forms a part of the community of Favignana in the Province of Trapani ...more on Wikipedia about "Levanzo"
Lipari (Roman Lipara, ancient Greek Meligunis) is the biggest of the Aeolian Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north coast of Sicily, and also the island's main town. It has approximately 11,000 inhabitants and during the tourist season (May-September) its population reaches up to 200,000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lipari"
Marettimo (Coordinats: 37°58' north; 12°4' east) is one of the Aegadian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily, Italy. It forms a part of the community of Favignana in the Province of Trapani. From Trapani, the island takes about an hour to reach. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marettimo"
Mozia is a small island, formerly known as Motia in the Trapani province, in Sicily, Italy, lies in the Stagnone Lagoon, and is generally included as a part of Marsala. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mozia"
Panarea is the smallest of the main Aeolian Islands. It has a total surface area of only 3.4 km². In the Hellenic Age, the island was named "Hycesia". There is archaeological evidence on the island dating back to Mycenaean inhabitants, and the island was settled by Romans. There were people still living on the island until pirates and other Mediterranean raiders made life unbearable after the Fall of Rome. ...more on Wikipedia about "Panarea"
Pantelleria, or Pantalaria, ancient Cossyra, is an island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 km (62 mi) southwest of the south-western extremity of Sicily, and 70 km (43 mi) E. of the African coast, belonging to the Sicilian province of Trapani. Pop. (2001), 6,044. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pantelleria"
Pelagie Islands (Isole Pelagie in Italian) consist of Lampedusa, Linosa, and Lampione. They are small islands in the Mediterranean Sea between Malta and Tunisia, south of Sicily. They are part of Agrigento province, Italy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pelagie Islands"
Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9 km across, situated 52 km north of Capo Gallo, Italy. Roughly 1400 people live there. There is regular ferry service from the island to Palermo, Italy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ustica"
Vulcano is a small volcanic island ( ) in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 25 km north of Sicily and the southernmost of the Aeolian Islands. It is 21 square kilometres in area, rises to 499 metres, and contains several volcanic centres, including one of four active non-submarine volcanos in Italy and the formerly separate islet of Vulcanello. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vulcano"
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