A location that UNESCO has claimed a world heritage site for providing "an outstanding record of volcanic island-building and destruction, and ongoing volcanic phenomena" it is sure to provoke excitement and curiosity. These seven islands (eight if you include the tiny Basiluzzo) just North of Sicily are an abundance of excitement waiting to happen; wonderful beaches, sea swimming, relaxation, walking, volcanic activity, museums and beautiful views are to name just a few things these unique islands have to offer.
Largely unspoilt by tourism and often overshadowed by larger Italian regions, the Aeolian islands are comprised of: Lipari, the largest of the islands and most populated; Salina, not overly developed for travellers but the most fertile and green of the islands with a lot of plantation; Vulcano, still active with a smoking main crater and hot springs, is famous for its mud baths - the walk up to the crater is very much advised; Filicudi, rocky coastal stretches and pebble beaches between a few small villages; Alicudi, very remote and secluded with one restaurant, although great for exploring if you want peace and quiet; Stromboli, perfect for hiring a boat and witnessing its beautiful eruptions by night; and Panarea, the most exclusive island more lively island and more fashionable and built up than the others.
The islands are perfect for a diverse and unique getaway, and exploring all of them individually is certainly advised.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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May - A wonderful time to visit as flowers begin to bloom
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