It is the smallest and lowest island of the Aeolian Islands (421 meters its highest point, the Timpone del Corvo), but the oldest of all and attracts many tourists for its pristine coasts, underwater eruptive phenomena and nightlife. .
The island forms a tiny archipelago together with the islets of Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Bottaro, Lisca Nera (of which few remains remain), the rocks of Panarelli and Formiche. The tourist port is in the district of San Pietro, with characteristic houses, shops and shops.
Panarea, the ancient Hjcesia is the smallest island of the Aeolian archipelago, has an area of only 3 square kilometers and is 11 miles from Lipari. Its inhabitants 280 in all are called "panarioti" and live in 3 districts: Ditella, S.Pietro and Drauto.
Panarea is surrounded by the nearby islets of Lisca Bianca, Lisca Nera, I Panarelli and the Formiche. Only a small part of the original volcano remains because over the millennia it has undergone several sinkings that have reduced the primitive surface. It was inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC. the remains of 23 oval huts found at the tip of Capo Milazzese testify to an organized community on the island.
On the nearby rock of Basiluzzo, important building testimonies of the Roman period have been found.
Today Panarea is a renowned tourist center of international fame. In Panarea we meet for an aperitif at Lisca Bianca and then around midnight go to the Raja disco and dance on an outdoor terrace overlooking the cliff and with the background of the erupting Stromboli.