slopes and a rocky, mostly basalt, coastline, are the main features
of this small island consisting of a group of craters, the tallest
of which is the Fossa delle Felci (773m). The island counts three
hamlets with a total population of 250 inhabitants.
its landing stage at Filicudi Porto, it is simple to reach the prehistoric
village situated on the promontory of Capo Graziano, about forty
minutes there and back, with the remains of some 25 ancient and
roughly oval huts. The settlement dates from the Bronze Age, here
transferred from another site on the shore, so that it could be
better defended against possible attacks (for relics discovered
at the site see the Museo Archeologico di Lipari section). The site
provides a fine view of the bay, the Fossa delle Felci and Alicudi,
in the distance on the left. If approaching by sea, a stop to visit
the huge cave of Grotta del Bue Marino is a must. A tallest volcanic
rock known as the Canna, due to its shape, rises offshore.