Riserva Naturale Orientata Isola di Alicudi

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  • Land Surface Area (ha): 371,25
  • Regions: Sicilia
  • Provinces: Messina
  • Municipalities: Lipari
  • Establishment Measures: D.A. 484/44 25/07/1997
  • PA Official List: EUAP1127



Riserva Naturale Orientata Isola di Alicudi

The island of Alicudi is the emerged section of a volcanic system developing for over 1,000m under sea level and emerging for 675m. As far as geological and tectonic features are concerned, it is a stratovolcano whose lava flows alternated with scoria eruptions, among which bombs, ashes, and lapilli prevail, and with lava domes (lava which hardened within the crater immediately before the eruption).

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The Tree Heath

Shrubby plant which can often appear as a tree, widespread in the Aeolian Islands. It can reach the 3 meters of height.

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The Herring Gull

Among the species belonging to the Laridae family, the Herring Gull is the most frequent one in the area. Its wing span reaches one meter and a half, and it is about 65 cm long: for these reasons, it is considered a big-size bird.

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