Aeolian Islands

A few miles off the north east coast of Sicily, seven islands, each with its very own identity, dotted with numerous islets and impressive rocks emerging from the sea: the archipelago is protected by the UNESCO and remains extremely well preserved, off the usual touristic tracks in Italy. The Aeolian islands offer seas as clear as the Bahamas, volcanic landscapes captured in numerous film sets and exceptional restaurants.

VULCANO is a volcanic island with natural pools of therapeutic mud and black sand beaches.

LIPARI is the largest of the seven islands and the capital of the archipelago. You will find crystalline waters at the bottom of limestone cliffs and a charming old city center.

SALINA is famous for its vineyards and wineries and the culture of capers and is the home of Aeolian gastronomy including several Michelin star restaurants.

PANAREA is the smallest of the seven islands and has been attracting world jet-setters for many years with its white village garlanded in bright bougainvillea, narrow lanes (there are no cars on the island, only golf carts), elegant shops and vibrant nightlife.

STROMBOLI is dominated by its fascinating active volcano and its regular eruptions visible from the sea and the comfort of your catamaran. Trekkers can take a guided ascent along the slopes towards the sunset.

FILICUDI AND ALICUDI are the most remote islands, hidden from tourism.

Charters for the Aeolian islands depart from Capo d’Orlando Marina on the North Coast of Sicily, which is a two-hour drive from Sicily’s two international airports Catania and Palermo and a short drive from Sicily’s main inland attractions: Taormina and Cefalu.