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HOANH SON Southern Mountain 1 and 2
EOLIE. The Aeolian Islands Italian: Isole Eolie are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily, named after the demigod of the winds Aeolus. Because the largest island is Lipari, the islands are sometimes referred to as the Lipari Islands. The complex of the eight Aeolian Islands, covering an area of 1,600 square kilometres.
Curbing urban development has been a key to preserving the Aeolian islands in a natural state. New buildings are severely restricted. Traditional houses consist of modular cubes constructed from indigenous building materials—stone, lava, pumice and tufo. Almost all houses have a large outdoor terrace, usually shaded by grape-vines and flowering vines.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Aeolian Islands are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. However, inaccuracy, the missing closure of a pumice quarry, and the oncoming building of some four harbours by the shore of the sole town of Lipari pose a threat to the islands' place on the list, according to the Italian UNESCO Commission. (Source: Wikipedia)
PICTURES (from Binh Lam Paola
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