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This series about Sicily, with its stunning photography, gives us a wonderful picture of the natural beauty and art we will find if we travel to the island. Anyone who is thinking of visiting Sicily will be glad they watched these videos. Although not for beginners, they are narrated with a clear voiceover, providing excellent pronunciation and a great many architectural, geographical, zoological and botanical terms.

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Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 1

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UNESCO counts the Aeolian Islands, off of Sicily's coast, among its World Heritage sites. The seven islands that make up the archipelago are: Vulcano, Stromboli, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, Lipari and Salina.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 2

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The Aeolian Islands are a favorite destination for divers from all over the world because of the underwater grottoes and ancient shipwrecks.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 3

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Rossellini's 1949 movie "Stromboli" put the Aeolian island on the cultural map forever.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 4

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The "Sciara del Fuoco" is a stream of red-hot lava that travels from Stromboli's volcanic summit to the sea. Seeing it is an unforgettable experience.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 5

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A guided exploration of seabed flora and fauna that live, against all odds, in a volcanic environment.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 6

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Sport fishing is a great way to discover Stromboli's hidden corners, including Strombolicchio. The little island is a kilometer and a half off the main island.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 7

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A marine biologist takes us down to the seabed of Strombolicchio to show us some rare and beautiful specimens of marine animals.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 8

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Ginostra is a little village you can only get to by sea and whose harbor is the smallest in the world.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 9

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A visit to another Aeolian Island, this time, Salina, with its twin volcanoes. Its strategic position makes it a good starting off point for a visit to all of the islands of the Aeolian archipelago.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 10

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Pollara is one of the villages on Salina, one of the Aeolian Islands, and the only one to boast fresh water with the resulting vegetative mantle. In fact, its important crops include capers and grapes (in the form of Malvasia wine).

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 11

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Panarea is the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, and is sometimes called the island with the sea inside it. Its transparent sea, steep bluffs, volcanic eruptions and quaint village make it very attractive to tourists.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 12

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In the usually quiet waters of the island, where the fishing is good, an unusual phenomenon was witnessed by fishermen and divers, an underwater volcano!

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 13

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Lipari, one of the Aeolian Islands, is famous for it pumice stone.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 14

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Pumice stone has been mined for years on the Aeolians. Divers went there to explore the effect on marine life.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 15

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The island of Lipari is famous for having one of Italy's most important archaeological museums. This is largely because of the numerous shipwrecks that have been excavated. A particularly evocative aspect of Lipari is the presence of sea stacks that emerge from the water in a variety of shapes.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 16

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As its name Vulcano implies, this Aeolian island boasts three volcanic centers. Because of its natural beauty and geological interest, it has become an important tourist destination. In ancient times it was held as an important place, figuring in both Greek and Roman mythology.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 17

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Whether you want to explore the edges of the volcanic craters, visit the marine caves, or even get a mud bath for your aches and pains, the Aeolian island of Vulcano has plenty to offer!

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 18

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Because they are difficult to reach--lying off the main sea routes--the islands of Filicudi and Alicudi have maintained their natural beauty.

Linea Blu - Le Eolie - Part 19

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In this last episode, we bid farewell to the Aeolian Islands, a fascinating place for its spectacular natural beauty.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 1

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We begin our journey across Sicily, one of the most beautiful islands of the Italian peninsula with its natural beauty, history and culture. First stop, Milazzo. Have a good trip!

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 2

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The Strait of Messina is a magical body of water between the tip of the boot of Italy and the island of Sicily. From ancient times, the meeting of two seas has imbued the area with myth and mystery.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 3

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An important occupation in Sicily is fishing. Fishing for swordfish requires a special boat and special techniques because of how fast these fish swim.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 4

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Messina was completely destroyed in a terrible earthquake and then completely rebuilt. But there's lots to see there. Don't miss the largest organ in Italy, and an incredible mechanical clock with a crowing rooster and roaring lion!

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 5

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Discover the underwater marvels of the Strait of Messina. Flyingfish, multicolored sponges, predator viper fish, and much more.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 6

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Squali (sharks) come out at night when there's no moon. Linea Blu's divers go to film this special event off the coast of Sicily.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 7

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Linea Blu takes us to the magnificent town of Taormina, with its centuries of history and natural beauty.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 8

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There's a beautiful tiny island near Taormina, with its ancient castle, and some unique fauna.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 9

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From the deep blue sea to the high, volcanic Mount Etna, there is still much to discover in Sicily.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 10

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Near Mount Etna is the river Alcantara, with its unique bed and walls that create a marvelous natural landscape. It's also a choice spot for extreme sports like hydrospeed, kayaking and rafting.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 11

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Acireale and Aci Trezza are two small towns in Sicily that get their names from Greek mythology, and they in fact look out on the Islands of the Cyclops, so this area, besides being incredibly beautiful, also has an important and very ancient place in history and myth.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 12

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More about Aci Trezza and the Cyclops sea stacks, and their roles in legend and tradition.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 13

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By way of Aci Castello, another town dedicated to the mythological Acis, we finally reach Catania, the second largest city in Sicily.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 14

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You won't want to miss the authentic and lively fish market in Catania, nor Brucoli, a fishing village nearby, with its grottoes and castle.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 15

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Augusta is a port city on the eastern coast of Sicily. There are two ancient fortresses and a tower built to defend it in the sixteenth century, and later on, it became a base for dirigibles and seaplanes during World War II.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 16

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Augusta is famous for the castle where Frederick II had his court in the thirteenth century. Every year in September, there is a medieval festival recreating the court, with authentic food, costumes and dancing.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 17

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Visit beautiful Syracuse and the island of Ortygia, the ancient part of the city, with its unique panoramas and rich history of Greek theater.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 18

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This fascinating segment is about rivers, aqueducts, caves, and perhaps the dwellings of the earliest prehistoric man.

Linea Blu - Sicilia - Part 19

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The final segment of this overview of Sicily, is an underwater journey near the coast, where the water is a deep blue, and where there are many interesting species of marine animals.

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