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This grotto is a refuge, an oasis of peace, one of the most enchanted corners of the kingdom of Eolo. In the neighbourhood of the Western coast of the island, the rocks of Montenassari stand out together with those of Mitra, Notaro and the one called "la Canna", 71 metres high. These rocks, with their solemnity, confer upon the panorama an austere classical beauty.
The coral fishing was interesting and was practiced near the Canna. Even today there is the fishing of sponges. The sea surrounding the island is most rich with ichtylogic fauna.
At Filicudi from the etnological point of view, the peninsula of Capo Graziano is most interesting since it is the centre of vast prehistoric dwellings dating back to the Bronze Age. A first very vast habitation, but of which only a few oval dwellings have been so far excavated, extends on the Piano del Porto on the southern coast of the isthmus connecting the Montagnola to the Capo Graziano in locality Filo Braccio and near the dilapidated Lopez house (it may be attributed to the XVIII- XVII centuries B.C.).
Another larger habitation probably successive to the preceding one, extends on the high part of the Montagnola of Capo Graziano. The excavations carried out during recent years have brought to light some twenty oval dwellings on a terrace at the height of 100 m. a.s.l.
The village however, must have extended on the plateau above up to the summit of the Montagnola. It is probable that the habitation has been transferred to a dominating position and easily defendable following the lack of the conditions of security and tranquillity which had permitted the development of the village of the underlying plain.