Island (ERICUSA) Area 5,2 sq. km Inhabitants 138
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The most interesting side of the island, in a naturalistic
point of view is the western side; in the cliffs find refuge a rich flora,
caracterized by the presence of numerous endemic or rare species, and of a
falcon colony called falcons of the queen (Falco della regina
- Falco aeleonorae)
It is the westernmost island of the
archipelago. Even Alicudi, like other Aeolian islands, must
have suffered collapses; are test steep steep walls and huge
boulders collapsed into the sea.
His past history consists of tracks in a residential area of
XVII-XVI century BC other traces of the same age there on
the top of the island. This suggests that the small farming
and fishing were the foundations of prehistoric community.
Fragments of Roman pottery are scattered on the eastern
coast of the island. The island took part in the trade of
obsidian. Even Alicudi subdued barbarian incursions.
Overland Tours The western part of
the island is made up of uninhabited slopes. From Alicudi
you can make the ascent to Mount "Filo dell'Arpa" (Wire of
Harp). From the church of St. Bartolo follow up to the top
where you can enjoy a wonderful panorama. The journey in the
history of the island leads to the village "Piano fucile"
and the natural fortress of "Timpone delle Femmine" (Female's
Tours by sea Navigating around the
island, steep slopes covered with bushes Erica alternate
with tiny beaches. Appear "perciati" and caves dug by
natural elements as those of the Water and Grottazzo. A
typical example of the geological hazards are the "wires",
columns of lava modulated by erosion and by collapses of
ancient lava rock.
For fishing enthusiasts recommend some dive near the Rock of
Filo D'Arpa, height 675 m., Timpone delle Femmine, Trip by boat
around the island with a stop at the rock called scoglio della Galera and at the Perciato
LEGEND: 1-Tonna 2-Perciato
3-Alicudi Porto 4-Chiesa del Carmine
5-Chiesa di San Bartolo 6-Monte