Filicudi Island (PHOENICUSA) Area 9,8 sq.
km Inhabitants 240
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Much of the island is
accessible through ancient paths, restored over the past
years, through thick maquis, with heather, and chestnut
trees, contrasting with the apparent aridity that
characterize the landing and the villages of Filicudi. On
the cliffs of the western part of lives a colony of Queen
hawk (Falco aeleonorae), while other pairs nest on the
nearby stack of Canna; here lives one of the last
populations of black lizard Aeolian (Podarcis raffonei), the
only vertebrate endemic in the archipelago today seriously
Filicudi with Alicudi is geologically the oldest of Aeolian.
The findings show that the island was inhabited in very
remote. The Greek age has left few traces of settlement and
ceramic. They were found fragments of pottery demonstrating
commercial relations with the Aegean. The story of Filicudi
follows that of the other islands: invasions, resistance,
victories and defeats, dominations and pirate raids.
Trekking from Fossa delle
Felci, whose summit is reached by Valley Church, you can see
a wonderful view on the Islands.
Tours by sea
The coasts of Filicudi have
uncommon beauty: narrow valleys, cliffs dirupate, deep caves.
Of great effect is the visit to the Cave of Bue Marino in
which the play of light and the noise of the sea seem to
imitate the bellow of ox. Not far away stands the rock of
Canna beloved by divers for fishing for coral, sponges and
lobsters. A North admires the spectacular Punta Zucco
Grande, with its ten layers of lava.
Prehistoric Village, St.
Stephen's Church in Valley Church, the Church of St. Joseph
Pecorini Mare, Monte Fossa
delle Felci, the top 773 m. Timpone of Ferns, Zucco Grande,
Promontory of Capo Graziano
DO NOT MISS:
A boat tour and stops at the
Grotto of Bue Marino, cave of Maccatore, cave of Perciato,
Canna (stack top 85 m.) and the rock of Notaro
LEGENDA: 1-Pecorini a mare
2-Capo Graziano (villaggio preistorico)
3-Filicudi Porto 4-Valdichiesa
5-Valle dello Zucco Grande
6-Monte Fossa delle Felci