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Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Filicudi - (Surface area: 9.5 Sq. kms.)
Filicudi, the ancient Phoenicusa, called thus owing to its fern vegetation which, especially in ancient times, was most abundant.
The island oval shaped with an appendix to the South East composed of the small peninsula of Capo Graziano (174 m), is the result of the six recognizable eruptive centres. The most ancient was probably situated in the tract of sea facing the coast near Fili di Sciacca. The widest and most ancient area is the Fossa delle Felci and the most recent the Montagnola. To the South-East, the cupola of stagnation of Capo Graziano forms a promontory.
The summit of Filicudi has the same name as that of Salina: Fossa delle Felci (774 m). The lower summits are called: the Montagnola (383 m) and the Terrion (278 m). AII three were once seats of volcanoes. The slopes of the island are, principally, steep and rocky. The houses are grouped around the port of Pecorini and, above all, at Valdichiesa, where rises the temple of Santo Stefano.
The coasts of Filicudi present uncommon beauty. Sloping formations of terraces covered by woods of broom and falling towards the sea, follow narrow valleys, to abrupt rocks and to coasts now severe, now pleasant. Here and there one admires deep grottos like that of the Maccatore, of S. Bartolomeo, of the Perciato (perforated) and of the Bue Marino (seal). The last is the most well known. It has an entrance with pointed arch with a characteristic entrance hall and with a most ample cavity. The plays of light and shadow produce therein phenomena of refraction particularly suggestive.
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