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  • STROMBOLI

 

Stromboli, from the greek  STRONGYDE, the round, just because if seen from above it has a perfect round form. This pecularity is not very useful in shipping, because in case of strong winds there are not any ports to refuge. The ancient Greek in their mythology placed here the residence of the Aeolus, the God of the winds. They thought, in fact , that inside the crater of the vulcan, and when he smoking a cigar, he let it out from the vulcan big clouds of smoke. The sailors, thanks to this smoke were able to understand the direction of the wind and so the marine and weather conditions. In the reality this smoke coming up is the smoke caused by the repeated (or continuous)  explosion activity of the vulcan Stromboli.

 

Another legend says that Aeolus, very charming to women, had a secret affaire with the wife of King Liparo. When the two lovers where supposed to meet up. Aeolus to hide the arrival of his lover, he used to spread on all the island the smoke of his cigar, in this way he reduced the visibility. With this legend the ancient greek explained the ph phenomenon of Siroccos

Nowadays, Stromboli is not famous only for its explosions, but also for the celebrities of  international jet set, whom organize on this island private parties that have nothing in comparison with the Hollywood ones!