• The Aeolian Islands

    The “Seven Sisters” are a journey within a journey

    The seven Sicilian Islands are a journey within a journey. Vulcano, Lipari, Stromboli, Salina, Panarea, Alicudi, Filicudi: each island is unique and is worth visiting both to see the water as well as discovering the precious remains of the ancient civilisation that lived here.

    The sea that surrounds them, ideal for a boating holiday, is among the most fascinating of the Mediterranean: there are various underwater routes that let the passionate visit maritime archaeological remains like the precious roman villa that is also visible from the surface at Panarea, or the relics from the Roman era at Filicudi. Don’t forget that once again, Lipari Acquacalda, Canneto, Vulcano Spiagge Termali, Vulcano Spiaggia Gelso can fly the Blue Flag, the international recognition that gets awarded each year from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for the quality of the swimming water and sustainable tourism, the care of the management of the rubbish and the natural value of the area. There are numerous berths available.

    Administratively part of the province of Messina, the archipelago is an ever popular tourist destination: a unique destination with its origins in the volcanoes, where it is possible to visit the two active volcanoes of Stromboli and Vulcano and see the lava.

    The islands take their name from the god Aeolus (Àiolos, Αἴολος in ancient greek), god of the winds. According to Greek mythology, Aeolus rested on these islands and gave them their name, thanks to his reputation as the tamer of winds. He lived at Lipari and was able to forecast the weather conditions looking at the clouds that emerged from one of the active volcanoes, probably Stromboli.

    Land of myths and poetry, of art and music, before leaving don’t forget to taste the excellent “granita”, maybe while watching the warm summer sun set.

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