Alicudi, the ancient Ericusa, name due to the bushes of heather of which a large part of the island is covered. The island is made up of a stratum complex volcano. In its South-West part it is covered with some small volcanoes with cupolas of stagnation. There are neither endogenous phenomena at Alicudi nor traces of recent activity. Alicudi has a sub-conical form culminating with filo dell'Arpa or Timpone of the Montagnola (662 m). The Western slope of the island is steep and uninhabited. Inhabited by some 140 people, it has remained unchanged since the dawn of time. It has a single village that groups together a handful of pastel-colored houses scattered at the foot of the mountain; the village rises up to the Filo dell’Arpa, offering a fine panoramic view (the foot-path snakes its way from Chiesa di San Bartolo up through the cultivated terraces.
The Serro della Farcona is characteristic, encircled by high precipices and Timpone delle Femmine, situated also in an inaccessible position; here the women took refuge during the Saracen invasions. Sailing round the island one proceeds in a continuous variation of beautiful panorama: one admires terraced slopes covered by bushes and prickly pear, high coasts with stratifications of black rock and reddish conglomerate; narrow ravines, large confluent valleys and a succession of high sombre precipices which confer on the countryside an imprint of unforgettable majesty.Alicudi is a Perfect destination to enjoy your yacht charter in Italy. An habitation of the initial phases of the culture of Capo Graziano (XVII-XVI century B.C.) should have been situated near the Port, in locality Pantalucci, as far as the tower of the locality Fucile