Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy. Island of Vulcano, it contains several volcanic caldera, including one of the four active volcanoes in Italy that are not submarine. The word "volcano" and its equivalent in several European languages derive from the name of this island, which in turn derives from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. The Romans used the island mainly for raw materials, harvesting timber, and mining alum and sulfur. The most recently active centre is the Gran Cratere at the top of the Fossa cone, the cone having grown in the Lentia Caldera in the middle of the island, and has had at least nine major eruptions in the last 6000 years.