The island of Filicudi is the westernmost island of the archipelago after Alicudi. It lies 24 miles from Lipari and is the fifth largest. It is inhabited by only 200 people who are divided into small hamlets connected by a small paved road: they are called Filicudi Porto, Valdichiesa, Pecorini, Pecorini a mare, Canale and Rocca di Ciavoli.
Geologically, it is the oldest island in the entire archipelago and is dominated by Mount Fossa Felci, an extinct volcano no less than 774 metres high. Yet it is not the only one: there are seven others, also extinct and eroded, some of which are submerged, such as the Banco di Filicudi.
This geomorphological zone is also of particular interest due to a shoal that is a valuable food source for sea turtles and cetaceans.
Filicudi is the perfect island for nature lovers, where there is no street lighting by choice. The absence of city noise and lights allows one to fully enjoy the sounds of nature.
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