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MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO REGIONALE EOLIANO

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO REGIONALE EOLIANO  Apri
Loc. LIPARI - SICILIA  Navigatore
1 Km from BOUGAINVILLE
Altitude: 33 mt. a.s.l.  Area Vulcano Piano, Malfa, Patti
The museum complex is located on rhyolitic rock of Castle Lipari (Fig. 1) , an imposing dome of volcanic formation with characteristics of natural fortress , where the inhabitants have settled in all the periods in which they felt a need to defense. The evidence of these settlements are now partly visible on the summit of the rock : the Bronze Age huts on four overlapping levels ; structures of Greek and Roman Age ; urban plan of the second century. BC, thanks to the intensive tematic excavation began in the 50s . Until the mid- sixteenth century, the fortress of the Castle , the Citta'de in the old folk tradition , retained its natural appearance , consisting of rocky cliffs to his full height and some parts of the fortification on top of them. On the north side , the fortifications have incorporated the tower defense Pouncing Norman Age , which had included a tower of the Greek age , probably of the fourth century . BC , which is still visible along its entire height . The different sections in which the museum is articulated and its infrastructure (offices , library, stores , additional services, etc. . ) , Are located in different historic buildings, in addition to also manufactured twentieth-century fascist internment camp . The museum consists of six halls , which accommodate respectively : the Prehistory Section , the epigraphical section , the section of smaller islands , the Classical Section , Section Volcanological , the Department of Paleontology of the Quaternary, documents and illustrates , through the complex of finds exposed , human settlements and the development of successive civilizations , in the Aeolian Archipelago , from prehistory to the threshold of the Modern Age . The scientific path is facilitated by the rich and comprehensive didactic apparatus which is divided into two levels: captions with red characters , provide in Italian and English essential information in a quick visit ; explanatory text with black characters , provide in Italian extensive and detailed information to a visit reasoned and scientifically complete .

GELSO

GELSO  Apri
Loc. VULCANO PIANO - SICILIA  Navigatore
9 Km from BOUGAINVILLE
Altitude: 299 mt. a.s.l.  Area Lipari, Malfa, Patti
In the center there are 2 main beaches: the black beaches (Porto di Ponente), so named for the color of the sand of volcanic origin, occupy a beautiful bay, unfortunately, often very crowded, and the beach of fumaroles and is bathed by the warm waters heated by bubbling sulphurous steam that can reach very high temperatures (be careful, it is easy to burn yourself). The secluded and uncrowded beach Gelso is instead the opposite side of the island and can be reached by sea, by bus leaving from the port of Levante (very low hours) or driving the Provincial Porto Levante on Vulcano Piano and then branches to the Mulberry Capo Grillo. The beaches of Levante are affected by volcanic events: in many places the water ribolleper the presence of gas sources underwater. Immerse yourself in the warm water is very pleasant, as well as healthy.

PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DELLE EOLIE

PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DELLE EOLIE  Apri
Loc. PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DELLE EOLIE, VIA TEATRO GRECO, PATTI ME, ITALIA - SICILIA  Navigatore
38 Km from BOUGAINVILLE
  Area Patti, Fiumedinisi, Francavilla di Sicilia
Archaeological site of Tindarys, ancient greek-roman city founded by Dionysius of Syracuse in 397-6 BC as a fortress and military outpost. Occupied by the Carthaginians led by Hannibal in 264 BC, the Romans conquered ten years later, has the end of his time to a landslide first, then an earthquake around 365 AD, and finally the destruction of the Arabs in 836 AD. You can visit the greek-roman theater built with sandstone blocks from the Greeks in the third century BC, the Romans modified to adapt it to the circus games, part of the urban plan of the city, the theater propylaeum monument built by the Romans with large sandstone basilica2pietre and intended to Basilica for public meetings, or Gymnasium for conducting athletic exercises; the remains of Cyclopean walls, built by Dionysius; a tower (XVI - XVII c.), situated close to the theater. It 'also planned to visit the Antiquarium, located at the entrance of the excavations, which sets out the marble statues of characters who are judges, a head of the Emperor Augustus, a Corinthian capital, pottery from the Bronze Age, Roman lamps old Republican -imperiale, tools and many other historical artifacts found on the site.

AEOLIAN ISLANDS

AEOLIAN ISLANDS  Apri
Loc. AEOLIAN ISLANDS, ITALY - SICILIA  Navigatore
3 Km from BOUGAINVILLE
Altitude: 438 mt. a.s.l.  Area Malfa, Vulcano Piano, Patti
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Stunning cobalt sea, windswept mountains and a charming film about a postman go some way to explaining why the Aeolians (Isole Eolie) are the European Holy Grail for island-lovers. The seven islands of Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Alicudi and Filicudi are part of a huge 200km volcanic ridge and lie between the smoking stack of Mt Etna and the threatening mass of Vesuvius above Naples. Collectively, the islands exhibit a unique range of volcanic characteristics, which earned them a place on Unesco's World Heritage list in 2000. This is an area of extraordinary natural beauty but, unfortunately, the word is out, so visit out of season if you can

SANTUARIO DI TINDARI

SANTUARIO DI TINDARI  Apri
Loc. SANTUARIO MARIA SS.MA DEL TINDARI, PATTI ME - SICILIA  Navigatore
38 Km from BOUGAINVILLE
  Area Tindari, Fiumedinisi, Francavilla di Sicilia
The Sanctuary of Tindarys is located at the eastern end of the promontory, overlooking the sea, at the ancient acropolis, where a small church was built on the ruins of the abandoned city. The statue of the Black Madonna, carved cedar wood, I was placed in an unknown time, possibly from the East came here after the phenomenon of iconoclasm in the eighth and ninth centuries. The church was destroyed in 1544 by Algerian pirates, was rebuilt between 1552 and 1598, and the sanctuary was enlarged by Bishop Joseph Pullano with the construction of a new larger church was consecrated in 1979.La feast of the shrine is held annually between 7 and 8 September. At the base of the cape there is a sandy area with a series of small ponds, whose conformation is changed as a result of the movement of sand, driven by the storms. The beach is known as Marinello or the sea dry, and there are many legends related. According to one of the beach they would miraculously formed after the fall of a child from the terrace of the sanctuary, then found safe and well on the beach as soon as created by the retreat of the sea. The girl's mother, a pilgrim came from afar, after the miracle, the miracle would have changed my mind about the true nature of the sculpture, which he had doubted because dark complexion of the Virgin. Another legend tells of the death on this very beach of Pope Eusebius, on August 17, 310, a few months after his election, on 18 April, which would have been exiled to Sicily by Maxentius. Above the beach, on the ridge, it also opens up a cave, which according to local legend, was inhabited by a witch, who devoted himself to attract sailors with her singing and then devour them. When someone gave up because of the difficulty of being lured to the entrance of the cave, the sorceress vented anger his fingers digging into the wall: this should have small holes that open up many of the rock.

ISOLA DI SALINA

ISOLA DI SALINA  Apri
Loc. SALINA, ITALIA - SICILIA  Navigatore
15 Km from BOUGAINVILLE
Altitude: 358 mt. a.s.l.  Area Lipari, Vulcano Piano, Patti
Salina (Salina in Sicilian) is an island of Italy, which belongs to the Aeolian Islands, Sicily. Measuring 26.4 square kilometers and is the second largest in population after and Lipari. It is divided into three municipalities in the province of Messina Santa Marina, Malfa and Leni (until 1909 the town was one) and has about 2,300 inhabitants. Made up of six ancient volcanoes, has the first and the third highest peak in the archipelago: the mountain Trench Ferns 962 me Mount of leeks, 860 m, which retain the typical conical shape. From these two extinct volcanoes, viewed from the north-east, derives its name ancient greek ancient , didyme (from , Didymos, twin). The current name derives from a pond in the village of present language of the City of Santa Marina Salina, from which salt was extracted. Excavations have revealed settlements dating back to the Bronze Age and alternating periods of complete abandonment with other strong development. Finds from Santa Marina show a significant settlement around the fourth century BC Around the seventh century A.D. Salina was one of the most populated of the Aeolian Islands, Lipari because the volcanoes were active. The Arab invasions made it deserted until around the seventeenth century, came to be populated. Salina is the most fertile island of the Aeolian and full of water; are grown quality grapes from which we get the Malvasia delle Lipari, a sweet wine, and capers that are exported all over the world. Another important resource for the island is tourism. In 1980 the park was established in 1981 and Salina Regional Nature Reserve of the two mountains. It was the set of The Postman (1994), the last film starring Massimo Troisi. Since 2007, it houses the SalinaDocFest international festival of documentary narrative.

LAGHI DI MARINELLO

LAGHI DI MARINELLO  Apri
Loc. RISERVA DEI LAGHETTI DI MARINELLO, VIA TORRE FORTUNATO, ., PATTI ME, ITALIA - SICILIA  Navigatore
36 Km from BOUGAINVILLE
  Area Tindari, Alcara li Fusi, Vulcano Piano
At the foot of the promontory of Tindarys is the characteristic of the lagoon Marinello lakes which together with the lakes of Ganzirri are the latest examples of brackish coastal environment in the north-eastern Sicily. The formation of the lagoon area dates back to about 100 years ago, between 1865 and 1895, due to specific tectonic processes as well as the unusual weather and sea conditions exist along this section of coast. The lagoon area is located within the Nature Reserve lakes of Marinello established in 1998 and managed by the Province of Messina. Within the reserve, which covers approximately 380 acres, there are a wide variety of environments: it goes from lacustrine to brackish coastal marine sands, the steep slopes and areas overlooking the sea. There is also a beautiful natural cave: Cave Woman House, difficult to reach because overlooking the sea, within which there are formations of stalactites, stalagmites and columns. An old legend tells that in this cave there lived a witch enchantress (as the sorceress Circe of Homer) that having attracted to if the sailors with her singing sublime liberate devouring it. If the prey escaped the sorceress vented his immense rage against the walls of the cave affossandovi, with all its force, the fingers of his hands. The name of the sorceress was Donna Villa and only a few would be able to escape!

VILLA ROMANA DI TERME VIGLIATORE

VILLA ROMANA DI TERME VIGLIATORE  Apri
Loc. VIA PAPA GIOVANNI XXIII, 23, PATTI ME, ITALIA - SICILIA  Navigatore
36 Km from BOUGAINVILLE
  Area Tindari, Alcara li Fusi, Vulcano Piano
The villa Castroreale - St. Blaise, now the town of Terme Vigliatore was brought to light in the fifties, is one of the most interesting examples of luxury villa suburbs. Built in the late second or early first sec.a.C. on a site inhabited since the Hellenistic Age (III-II sec.aC) underwent at least two restorations or resets the first imperial age (mid-first century AD, II century AD), as indicated by the changes especially in the field the spa. The presence of the finds of pottery and late environments built with found materials, recently surfaced with the excavations carried out in the east (near the current entrance to the archaeological site), leading to assume a continuity of use of the site until late antiquity. The residential part, in the light for a little less than half, develops, as usual, to the sides of a large peristyle of m.17 side, provided, on each side, of eight columns made of brick, covered with stucco, which today appear to be linked to low dividing walls. At the center of the south side opened the large tablinum (reception room), with a two-column table and back wall divided by niche, probably intended to hold a statue. Is remarkable in this boardroom floor in opus Sectile (hexagonal tiles marble) and mosaic, dating from around the second century AD From tablinum could directly access three private rooms, paved with mosaics in black and white. In the area west of the peristyle and spas, have been brought to light other places to stay, some of which mosaics. In the south-west, at a level a little 'higher than the residential sector, were the spa facilities, which as usual included changing rooms (apodyteria) and rooms for the cold bath (frigidarium), warm (tepidarium and caldarium) . This area, in the sec.d.C. characterized by a small bathroom, it was expanded in the second century AD, with a number of new larger and more comfortable, especially for the needs of the warm bath. The new caldarium was in fact two pools, a niche within the other rettangolatre. Some of the rooms created in the last phase, corresponding to the age of Trajan-Hadrian, we report the frigidarium with mosaic bench and black with fishing scene, opera, probably a mosaic italics.

Excursions and attractions in SICILIA close to LIPARI Vulcano Piano Malfa Patti: 'MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO REGIONALE EOLIANO'   'GELSO'   'PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DELLE EOLIE'   'AEOLIAN ISLANDS'   'SANTUARIO DI TINDARI'   'ISOLA DI SALINA'   'LAGHI DI MARINELLO'   'VILLA ROMANA DI TERME VIGLIATORE'  

SICILIA


Sicily is the largest Italian Island, separated from the continent by the Strait of Messina and lapped by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas. It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to all tastes ranging from nature to history and tradition. Nature seems to have endowed all of its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the Mediterranean Sea, with its incredible colours, its crystal-clear water and the beauty of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas. Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily, offers unique and intense sceneries, scents and flavours of an uncontaminated nature. Last but not least, are the great volcanoes, symbols of the irresistible exuberance of this incredibly charming region. The fascination of this region grows with the precious archeological vestiges that tell the story of the ancient origins of Trinacria (ancient name for Sicily). The provinces of the region are: Palermo (regional capital), Agrigento, Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani.