The first one is the most isolated to the west of the Fire Archipelago, a perfect truncated cone shape, formerly known as Ericusa, or rich in heather. The second one, with a more stretched shape, thanks to the promontory of Capo Graziano, was called Phoenicusa, namely full of ferns. Twin sisters, these two islands are one of the last landing places, where the balance between man and nature has remained crystallized. Obviously the best way to enjoy them is by boat.
Once you reach the small port in the eastern part of the island, that represent the only inhabited area, you can see the typical Aeolian houses: white cubes with large terraces and columns that are oriented to south-east (called epulere) located on terracing of olive trees and capers between the slopes of the volcano, yearning for the sky. The laughter of children, the boats, pulled ashore on a pebble beach, the scent of heather and lavender in the sun.
You can’t miss the Scoglio del Giafante excusion, the result of a volcanic eruption of which only the lava column of the center remained, and the famous Grotta del Bue Marino near Punta Perciato. Famous both for the enchanting plays of light but above all thanks to the waves of the sea that seem the bellowings of an ox. Not far away is the Scoglio della Canna, much loved by divers for corals and sponges. The sunset, romantic and evocative, can be enjoyed from Stimpagnato, with Canna and Alicudi to enhance its colors.