Destinations: Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands: an explosion of rocks, small volcanoes and submerged hot springs, uncontaminated islands, with strong contrasts, incredible colors: the volcanic black, the white or the thousand colors of the villages, the character of the islanders, the almost blue artificial of the sea, the green of the vegetation, the orange and the yellow of the fruit, the red of the lapilli...

Many small islands with a great ancient history, a culinary tradition in perfect fusion with ancient rural traditions and marinating, with dishes that recall the scent of the sea and the typical colors of the landscape, rocky coasts, beaches and hidden coves... And a dream setting : imposing and majestic cliffs rising from the sea, the unmistakable wisdom of a people that has been able to protect all these gifts and that has treasured the culture imposed by the many foreign dominations that followed over the centuries, from the Arabs to the Phoenicians, the Greeks to the Romans, from the Normans to the present day...

…Volcano! The ancient Hierà (sacred), once the home of the God of Fire, is the southernmost island of the archipelago and the closest to Sicily from which it is just 12 miles. The island is formed by four volcanoes: Lentia, Vulcano Piano, Fossa di Vulcano and Vulcanello della Fossa the last born. Today on the island there is a small town, Porto di Levante, where we find some small shop with shells, various minerals, semi-precious stones and other wonders of volcanic origin, such as the Black Sand Beach with its characteristic dark and fine sand and stone white pumice. The natural mud is an unmissable stop for the wellbeing that they offer: the mud pools, are located near the coast and accessible to all for free.

Salina, the second largest island of the Aeolian Islands, whose name derives from a pond from which salt was extracted, is called the Green Island for the lush vegetation that covers most of the surface. Formed by six extinct volcanoes, it houses the highest mountains of the Aeolian archipelago. Lingua, a small fishing village on the island, is characterized by its pebble beach that is reflected in a very clear sea; this place with its picturesque lighthouse is a nature reserve and an ideal place for bird watching enthusiasts.

Filicudi, an island with a crystalline sea and a rare transparency that allows you to spot the seabed even if you move away from the shore. The tour of the island by sea takes place in at least two hours and offers the opportunity to see up close panoramas, as only a trip on a sailing boat can offer. Its beaches are all made of stones, while the coasts of Filicudi are rich in small and enchanting bays, small beaches and glimpses of rare beauty, as well as impressive rocks like Giafante and della Fortuna, Cacato. "La Canna" is a 1,800-square-meter, 71-meter-high, columnar perpendicular, which rises from the sea and a short distance away from the Scoglio di Montenassari, slightly larger but only 14 meters high. A visit is a must to the Grotta del Bue Marino! Filicudi is called by many "the magic island"... Perhaps due to the lack of public lighting that creates a unique atmosphere and allows you to admire a starry sky now disappeared from our cities, for the sweet silence and the sense of peace given by the views...

The Aeolian Islands are all extraordinary for the naturalistic riches, the historical and cultural heritage and for the mythological atmosphere that you breathe, an incredibly beautiful sea, clean, clear, with various colors and fascinating!

The ideal holiday and the best places to spend your days at the beach and activities on land, food and smiles, alternating in total relaxation baths, snorkeling and sailing to walks... in Paradise!

... all the ingredients are there, then set sail to discover this magnificent and wild islands!

"Italy without Sicily, does not leave any image in the spirit, it is in Sicily that there is the key to everything: the purity of the contours, the softness of everything, the yielding exchange of colors, the harmonious unity of the sky with sea ​​and the sea with the earth ... who has seen them only once, will have them for life." - J. W. Goethe

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