Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Aeolian Islands: Panarea


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Panarea is the smallest and the lowest of the eight Aeolian islands, a volcanic  archipelago north of Sicily. The islands range in size from Panarea which is 34 km2 to Lipari which is 376 km2.

There are currently about 280 residents living on Panarea year-round; however the population increases dramatically in summer with the influx of tourists.

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Martino Martini (1614 – 1661), an Austrian Jesuit missionary to the Chinese. His most important work was the Novus Atlas Sinensis, the atlas of China. 

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