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7 Nights in the Aeolian Islands

A tiny lighthouse perched on Strombolicchio in the Italian Aeolian islands

ITALY QUICK FACTS

• Italy has the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world.

• Italy is the largest producer of wines.

• More than 50 million tourists visit Italy each year.

• Known for the best pasta and spritz in the world!

View of the old cathedral (duomo) in Milazzo, Sicily

Milazzo

Welcome to stunning Sicily, to La Dolce Vita and to the magical sites around the Aeolian islands. Starting your dream holidays from the port of Milazzo.

Lipari

Distance from last location:

0nm

You will first explore the beautiful island of Lipari - perfect for discovering the unique local culture, history, and some stunning beaches. Situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, just off the coast of Italy, this magical island is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

SEE & DO:

• Hike up to the top of the volcanic island.

• Visit La Grotta del Gelo (the Cave of Ice).

• Enjoy organic Italian food at Tenerumi "The Vegetable Restaurant.".

• Fine-dine at the Michelin-starred L'Anfora restaurant.

View of the island of Panarea, Aeolian Islands, Italy

Panarea

Distance from last location:

26nm

Known as the playground of the rich and famous come summertime, Panarea is also arguably the most picturesque of the Aeolian Islands. Nestle under a hut on the gold-hued sands of Cala Zimmari, the place to see and be seen, or head to the other side of the island for a refreshing dip at Spiaggia della Calcara. There’s no better way to end your day than with an aperitif at the port followed by a sundowner on the terrace of Hotel Raja as you gaze over the island, bustling port, and ocean beyond.

SEE & DO:

• Discover the stunning secluded beach of Cala Zimmari.

• Go for a snorkel tour around the bay of Spiaggia della Calcara.

• Enjoy views and a romantic atmosphere at Raya Restaurant.

• Enjoy lunch with a beautiful panorama at Cusiritati.

The active volcano on Stromboli Island, Italy

Stromboli

Distance from last location:

13nm

With a grand backdrop of Mount Stromboli, one of only three active volcanos in Italy, Stromboli is made for nature lovers. Two hours and a medium level of fitness will get you to the top of the mountain and it’s rumored that nothing is more beautiful than sunset at the summit of Mount Stromboli.

SEE & DO:

• Hike up Mount Stromboli on the volcanic island.

• Enjoy a stroll around the town of Piscita.

• Have a wonderful lunch on the seafront at Punta Lena Restaurant.

• Go for a romantic Italian dinner at Le Terazze di Eolo.

Cliff view of Salina island, Italy

Salina

Distance from last location:

24nm

Welcome to the second-largest island in the Aeolian archipelago, the lushest of all eight islands, and an under-the-radar gourmet hot spot. On Salina, you can refresh yourself with a lemon granita at Alfredo, enjoy raw fish and octopus salad at Porto Bello restaurant, and don’t miss Sé Natura at Hotel Santa Isabella for a drink with a view.

SEE & DO:

• Visit the village of Santa Maria Salina for a shopping stroll.

• Discover a world of gourmet experiences at Port Bello.

• Walk among the vineyards of the island and do some wine tasting.

• Enjoy some breathtaking sunset views at Signum Hotel in Salina.

View of Filicudi island, Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy

Filicudi Porto

Distance from last location:

12nm

Next stop on your journey, Filicudi Porto!

Sitting at the stunning northern end of the Aeolian archipelago, this small port town and island region offer a truly unforgettable experience. From here you can explore the gorgeous volcanic island and take in sweeping views of its rugged coastlines.

SEE & DO:

• Visit the stunning Grotta Del Bue Marino.

• Enjoy original Italian pasta in all flavors at La Scogliera Restaurant.

• Dive into the turquoise water world around Spiaggia di Capo Graziano.

• Have some authentic local food at La Sirena Restaurant.

Basaltic rock fomation in Vulcano island, Aeolian islands archipelago

Vulcano

Distance from last location:

20nm

The beautiful island of Vulcano in Sicily is a perfect destination for those looking to explore the stunning Mediterranean coastline. With soaring cliffs, lush forests, and stunning bays, this island offers a plethora of activities and sights to explore during your cruise around its turquoise waters.

SEE & DO:

• Visit the island's dark volcanic sand beaches.

• Enjoy the panoramic views from Il Cappello Restaurant at Therasia Resort.

• Take a real mud bath - famous on Vulcano Island.

• Discover the island's vivid sea life by taking a scuba dive tour.

View on Vulcano island from Lipari island

Lipari Island

Distance from last location:

3nm

One more stop in this beautiful island, captain will take you to the other side where there is much more to explore!

SEE & DO:

• Explore the underwater world around the island.

• Discover Tenuta di Castellaro, a stunning vineyard on Lapari Island.

• Visit the Museo Archeologico Eoliano L. Bernabo' Brea'.

• Unwind with a sundowner at White Beach - Beach Club.

Spring sunset on the Cape Milazzo

Milazzo

Distance from last location:

21nm

On your last day, you can take some time to experience the best that Millazo has to offer - its ancient towns and charming fishing villages. Get a taste of the island's vibrant culture at local markets that overflow with fresh produce, as well as handcrafted goods.

SEE & DO:

• Enjoy lunch with views at Ngonia Bay Restaurant.

• Discover the Castello di Milazzo and its old Sicilian history.

• Go for a shopping stroll in the old town of Milazzo.

• Discover some original Sicilian snacks and flavors at the local markets.