Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Island of Stromboli, Italy

Stromboli: It is among the world's most visited volcanoes
Brave Sabrina
Snapshots by:
Luca and Sabrina
Write from Bologna, Italy
View their website: Sapori diVini

Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth and has been erupting almost continuously since 1932. Because of this, it is known as the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean".
Stromboli is widely known for its spectacular eruptions. Because the eruptions are so distinctive, geologists use the word "Strombolian" to describe similar eruptive activity at other volcanoes.
Stromboli forms the northeastern-most of the Aeolian islands.
Stromboli is a succession of houses overlooking the sea. Its white houses with colorful doors, thick walls, are cool in summer and warm in winter.
Staying on the island creates a feeling of "peace", suggesting that the time is still valid.
Stromboli is a rugged landscape, the vegetation that was burned by the blast from the slopes of the mountains to the coast.
Stromboli glowing white in the sun in September.
The bays there are wonderful. We followed the trail of black sand. Black sea, blue, purple, green, clear.
Sabrina on the rocks.
Sabrina every day is fresh, feeling good and full of energy!
I was convinced to leave my heels to get to the beach.
I see the shapes taken by the lava rocks that protect us and try to find patterns that look like human faces or animals.
Playing with the white waves.
I saw white big waves comming from the sea...
The shore is a beautiful place filled with awesome waves.
The wind blows against big sea waves creating a trail of sea spray.
There are many ways to learn volcanology.
Happiness is great. Sometimes is a person, a smile or a place like this one here...
The Island of Stromboli is a unique place to study earth sciences and nature.
Autumn sea sound of waves and relaxing boats.
Το νησάκι Στρόμπολι της Ιταλίας
Ο φάρος της Μεσογείου!
Λούκας και Σαμπρίνα
Γράφουν από τη Μπολώνια, Ιταλίας
Δείτε την ιστοσελίδα τους: Sapori diVini
Το Στρόμπολι είναι ένα νησάκι στα βόρεια της Σικελίας, στο οποίο βρίσκεται ένα από τα τρία ενεργά ηφαίστεια της Ιταλίας.
Είναι ένα από τις οκτώ Αιολίδες Νήσους.
Το σημερινό του όνομα είναι παράφραση της αρχαίας ελληνικής ονομασίας του, «Στρογγυλή», χάρις στο χαρακτηριστικό του σχήμα. Στο νησί κατοικούν 800 περίπου κάτοικοι.
Το ηφαίστειο έχει εκραγεί πολλές φορές, γι’ αυτό και του δόθηκε το όνομα, ο «φάρος της Μεσογείου».
Το ηφαιστιογενές τοπίο καθορίζει την ατμόσφαιρα και προσδίδει ένα χαρακτήρα μυστηρίου στην περιοχή.
O Λούκας θαυμάζει το καταπληκτικό τοπίο.
Το Στρόμπολι είναι ένα από τα επτά νησιά στο αρχιπέλαγος γνωστά με το όνομα Αιόλια Νησιά.
Η Σαμπρίνα στους αφρούς της θάλασσας, απολαμβάνει το παιγνιδιάρισμα των κυμμάτων.
Εντυπωσιακό βράχοι από την πυρακτωμένη λάβα του ηφαιστείου.
Θάλασσα πλανεύτρα.
Απίθανα σχήματα των βράχων να τα κτυπάνε τα κύμματα.
Χάιδεμα των κυμμάτων για τη Σαμπρίνα.
Υπάρχουν πολλοί τρόποι για την έρευνα των αιτίων των ηφαιστειακών δράσεων.
Κατάλοιπα της λάβας, από τις ηφαιστειακές εκρήξεις.
Η παραλία είναι όμορφη και γοητευτική, έστω κι αν έχει το μαύρο χρώμα λόγω της λάβας.
Ο αέρας, η αλμύρα της θάλασσας και η ευωδία των λουλουδιών και του βασιλικού είναι μεθυστική.
Ο Όμηρος καταγράφει ότι οι Έλληνες ταξίδευαν στα νησιά αυτά, που πήραν το όνομά τους από τον Αίολο, τον μυθικό θεό των ανέμων.
Arrivederci Italia!


Unknown said...

Stromboli is almost as gorgeous as Sabrina! Beautiful pics -- dying to visit Italy now :))

Have a wonderful day!

Λεμέσια said...

Όταν το ηφαίστειο συνάντησε τη "αιολική" θάλασσα...
Φανταστικές φωτογραφίες...

By the way, I agree with Nicole above, about Sabrina... :)

Luca and Sabrina said...

Phivos, hai realizzato un post magnifico che ci ha lasciati senza parole, siamo felicissimi!!! Ci fa un piacere immenso che tu abbia parlato di Stromboli, un'isola che è un gioiello, che respira insieme al suo vulcano. Bellissimo il montaggio di fotografie, sono delle cartoline molto suggestive. Ti ringraziamo ancora, ci hai sorpresi!
Un abbraccio e mille baci

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Philip.. Never been that far south, but it sure looks wonderful. Will have to add it to my "to see" list .. I love the sea!

Cheryl said...

Incredible~~ this post was fun. I love the energy of Stromboli & Sabrina!

DUTA said...

I've always been fascinated by volcanoes. My visit on the Vesuvium was an unforgettable experience.

It seems that Sabrina is no less explosive and hot than the Stromboli volcano.

Albert Lázaro-Tinaut said...

Very good photos of this interesting island!
Best regards.

Lisa Petrarca said...

It's gorgeous there! Awwwwe another place to add to my SOMEDAY LIST!

Wonderful pictures.

Margie said...

Stromboli is such a beautiful island.
Great pitures!

Margie :)

magiceye said...

truly beautiful!

Zuzana said...

Lovely photos and a lovely couple as well,

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!

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eden said...

What a beautiful place to visit! you have beautiful pictures here. Thanks for sharing.

Anastasia said...

The island looks divine...just like the snapshots! Another destination to add to my "places to visit list". Thank you, Phivos for the info and the great photos.

Shanti said...

Congrat Sabrina & Philip. Nice pictures :))

Lore♥ said...

hola Phivos!!
gracias por tu coemntario, estuve mirando tus blogs me encantaron...estare visitandote mas seguido algunas cositas no entiendo, creo que es griego el idioma....te cuento que amo todo lo que tenga que ver con grecia ya que mis abuelos eran griegos mi apellido es Mavridis...algun dia podre viajar y conocer
feliz semana

Italian Holidays said...

I have just literally (well, almost)stumbled upon this gorgeous site. Your pictures are beautiful - really sharp and interesting. Like Duta, I too am really interested in Volcanoes and so will have to travel a bit further down Italy to see Stromboli, but our first stop is northern Italy. I shall explore your site some more...