The seven Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily and just two hours from it, promise you crystal clear emerald waters, black sand beaches and volcanic landscapes, picturesque coves, windswept mountains and exotic beauties, which ultimately proving that you do not need find ourselves outside Europe to enjoy.
There is no coincidence that they were the perfect backdrop for the film Il Postino, or that they have over 200,000 tourists during the summer months! They are part of a massive volcanic ridge, located between the Etna and Vesuvius, but also have their own volcanoes. Overall exhibit unique variety of volcanic features, which gave them a place in 2000 in the list of World Heritage of UNESCO.
Based on the largest of the seven islands and their capital, Lipari, you can explore the other six made day trips to discover the unique beauty of each. From Alicudi and Filicudi, where donkeys are the only means of transport until the St. Tropez of the Southern Italy, the Panarea and Salina from fertile to the explosive Stromboli and Vulcano.
The Aeolian Islands are arriving by ferry or a catamaran from various parts of Sicily. Certainly not in the winter, because winter storms cut off the islands of civilization. August is the most crowded and noisy month, especially for secular Panarea, but fortunately for those who want to stand there and six other quieter islands. Those who do not prefer travelling in August, July is proved the wisest summer month, and good times are the spring and autumn.
By Nicole P.