Vulcano (Sicilian: Vurcanu) is a small volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 25 km (16 mi) north of Sicily and the southernmost of the eight Aeolian Islands. It is 21 km2 (8 sq mi) in area, rises to 499 m (1,637 ft) above sea level, and contains several volcanic centers, including one of four active non-submarine volcanoes in Italy.
The Romans used the island mainly for raw materials, harvesting wood and mining alum and sulfur. This was the principal activity on the island until the end of the 19th Century. When the Bourbon rule collapsed in 1860 a British man named James Stevenso
The museum complex is located on the riolitico rock of "Castle" of Lipari an imposing dome of volcanic formation with features of natural fortress. The Museum consists of six halls, which accommodate respectively: the prehistoric section, the Epigraphic Section, the section of the smaller islands, the Classical Section, the Volcanological Section, the section of paleontology of the Quaternary, documents and illustrates, through the complex of finds exposes, human settlements and development of civilisations that have inhabited, in the Aeolian archipelago, from prehistory to the Modern Age thre