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Sail 8 days aboard the yacht Pallas and witness for yourself the Aeolian Islands’ volcanic activity.
Visit Vulcano Island and be amazed by La Fossa crater and its fumaroles and swim in natural thermal waters.
On Lipari Island, discover the white quarries of pumice stone before strolling through the narrow streets of its village, lined with charming white houses.
Savor a local dish on a terrace in the lovely village of Rinella, and walk through the lush forest of Salina.
Hike to the old crater of Stromboli’s volcano to observe the eruption of incandescent lava, an impressive natural spectacle that you will never forget!
Learn all about the volcanos thanks to our passionate guide who will accompany you.
Relax on the yacht’s deck saloon, and enjoy the Sicilian sun while swimming in the crystal-clear lwaters of a picturesque cove.
|Catania → Milazzo|
|Milazzo → Lisca Nera → Bottaro → Lisca Nera → Dattilo → Panarea Island|
|Panarea → Stromboli|
Day 4 :
|Salina → Lipari|
|Salina → Vulcano|
|Vulcano → Milazzo|
|Ciao Italia !|
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SAILING AROUND THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS
The history of Vulcano begins with the formation of a stratovolcano that collapsed to produce the second “Piano caldera.” The caldera is partially filled with pyroclastic deposits and lava flows. Active fumaroles are now concentrated near the Gran Crater of Fossa where a cone began to form 8,500 years ago followed by the development of four vent locations with different eruption histories.
Vulcano’s last eruption was from 1888 to 1890. The eruption deposited 15 feet of pyroclastic material at the summit of Fossa. Bombs about 3 feet in diameter fell 0.6 miles from the vent.
Vulcanello, is the youngest cone on the island a began to form in 183 B.C
Lipari is the largest island of the Aeolian Archipelago as well as its economic and cultural center. It is located immediately north of Vulcano Island. The island contains numerous small stratovolcanoes, craters, and lava domes on a basement of submarine volcanic deposits.
The latest eruption, probably in 729 A.D., at Monte Pilatus formed a spectacular obsidian lava flow. Since ancient times, the island has been known for its rich deposit of pumice and obsidian – a highly valued raw material used to make tools such as knives and arrowheads in the Stone and Bronze ages. Obsidian from Lipari has been found throughout the Mediterranean, proving that a vast trade network existed already during the 2nd millennium B.C.
Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and famous for its normally small, but regular, explosions throwing out glowing lava from several vents inside its summit crater. This activity has been going on for at least 2,000 years, which Stromboli lends its name to, the so-called strombolian activity.
The island is an inactive volcano with a total surface area of only 1.3 sq mi. The highest point on the island, Punta del Corvo, is 1,381 ft above sea level. There are thermal springs near the village of Punta di Peppe e Maria. Scuba diving is popular on this tiny island, and you can even swim to a shipwreck between the offshore rocks of Lisca Bianca and Bottaro.
Salina has a total surface area of 10 sq mi. It is included on the World Heritage List especially because of its worth for volcanology. It is composed of six volcanoes. The oldest ones are at Pizzo di Corvo, Monte Rivi and close to Capo Faro, although these are barely recognizable from a morphological point of view. The volcano-layer of Monte Fossa delle Felci at 3,176 ft (the highest peak in the archipelago) and Monte dei Porri at 2,907 ft are both almost perfectly preserved. A lower crater lies just above sea level near the small village of Pollara, on the northwest corner of the island, half of which has fallen into the sea.
For the photography and filming of the eruptions (film or digital), we suggest:
You will be able to charge video camera batteries on board the yacht.
Overall length: 85 feet
Hull length: 75 feet
Hull beam: 21 feet
Maximum draft: 8.2 feet
Displacement: 70 gross tons
Maximum speed: 12 knots
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Range under power: 200 nautical miles (380 Km)
Engine: Cummins Diesel 357 HP
Electrical generator: Kohler 220 / 380 V 8,5 Kva
Diesel storage: 4000 liters
Soft water reserve: 5000 liters
Electricity: 12 Vcc / 24 Vcc / 220 Vca- Inverter 24 Vcc – 220 Vca- 2 batteries 2x200Ah- 4 batteries: 4x200Ah
The yacht’s design :
The Pallas is a traditional wooden Turkish vessel(goélette) with 6 cabins
(including 2 triple cabins) with A.C. and heat.
All cabins are also equipped with: toilet, sink, shower, towels, closet, an electric outlet (220 volt).
Inside the yacht:
2 large tables for 14 passengers and a kitchen
Electronic equipment: 1 CD Stereo player, 1 TV LCD,1 DVD player
Navigation equipment: 2 compasses, 1VHF radio, 1 GPS plotter, 1 sounder
Outside the yacht: Deck saloon with a large table for 14 passengers
The deck equipment: 1 large deck saloon, several deck mattresses, 1 deck shower, 1 large ship’s bridge, 1 Zodiac with a 25 hp engine
Security equipment :
20 life jackets, 2 life rafts for 20 passengers, and 14 fire extinguishers
|Aeolian Islands in Italy|
|Minimum 8 people|
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