Si Trova: Isole Eolie
Lat: 38° 38' 20.21836" N - Long: 15° 4' 32.25601" E
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Panarea is the smallest and the lowest, as well as the oldest of the Aeolian islands; the one that exists today is a small part of the original island since in ancient times a large part of it collapsed following an eruption, and has formed a series of very suggestive islets: Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Bottaro, Lisca Nera and the rocks of Panarelli and Formiche.
Known as the island of VIPs, it is among the Sicilian islands most frequented by tourists in the summer months.
Its coasts are characterized by small beaches and flat areas.
On the north-east side of the island it is possible to see fumaroles of vapors.
In some places between the pebbles on the seashore, due to these heat sources, the water can be very hot.
Other underwater eruptive phenomena are evident in the bubbling waters between the islet of Bottaro and Lisca Bianca.
Panarea was already inhabited in prehistoric times, as evidenced by the Bronze Age village on the promontory of Punta Milazzese; in this village, of which the remains of about twenty huts can be seen and visited, materials of Mycenaean origin have been found, testifying to the role played, even in antiquity, by the Aeolian archipelago, at the center of the main trade routes of the Mediterranean.
Panarea shares the history of the other Aeolian islands and in particular of Lipari.
Nowadays the population is around 200 permanent inhabitants.
The islanders live above all on the tourist success of the island, which exploded at the end of the seventies with the discovery of these islands by more adventurous vacationers, in search of a simpler life oasis with direct nature contact.
Panarea is within the nature reserve "Panarea Island and neighboring rocks" including the other islets of the Panarea miniarchipelago.
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