Guided tours in the Aeolian Islands
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Lipari full day tour
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands. Upon arrival you will begin the walking tour of the Citadel or Acropolis with some archaeological remains. Here we will visit the Archaelogical Museum (Classic section). Afterwards we will enjoy a stroll along the main street Corso Vittorio Emauele. After lunch drive trhough the 27 kms round trip: set out from Lipari Città in the direction of Canneto, to the north. We stop to the viewpoint of Quattrocchi, Quattropani, Porticello and Campo Bianco with the magnificent huge white cliffs of pumice. Stop in Canneto to enjoy a refreshing "granita" before driving back to Lipari Città.
Lipari and Vulcano full day tour
Upon arrival you will begin the walking tour of the Citadel or Acropolis with some archaeological remains. Here we will visit the Archaelogical Museum (Classic section). Afterwards we will enjoy a stroll along the main street Corso Vittorio Emauele. After lunch drive trhough the 27 kms rounf trip: set out from Lipari Città in the direction of Canneto, to the north. We stop to the viewpoint of Quattrocchi, Quattropani, Porticello and Campo Bianco with the magnificent huge white cliffs of pumice. Stop in Canneto to enjoy a refreshing "granita" before driving back to Lipari Città.
Afterwards departure by hydrofoil to Vulcano: it was on this island that ancient greek mythology placed the forge of Hephaestus, the god of fire who worked as a blacksmith with the assistance of the Cyclops. Upon arrival, beginning of the walking tour of the village and the mud pool of Acqua di Bagno on the beach fed by hot springs, near the Faraglione, a rock with alum quarries.
Island of Salina and "The Postman" set full day tour
Recognisable from its distinctive two-humped profile, Didyme, its name in antiquity, meaning twins. This beautiful island offers to you the perfect place for a quite escursion in contact with the nature. We land in Santa Marina Salina, a stroll along Via Risorgimento where you can feel the traditional way of life of the Sicilians. Afterwards, we take by coach, a panoramic road offering many views of the jagged coastline. We pass the village of Malfa and we arrive at Pollara which is considered to be one of the most attractive and atmospheric stretches of coast on the Aeolian Islands, here parts of the film "Il Postino" (The Postman) was made: it was here that the meetings between Neruda (Philippe Noiret) and the postman (Massimo Troisi) took place. On the way back to Santa Marina Salina we have the opportunity to taste the famous "Malvasia delle Lipari" which is a strong, sweet, golden wine made from grapes that have been left to wither on the wine before being picked.
Stromboli full day tour
Stromboli is an island-volcano wich possesses a sombre, disquieting beauty all of its own. Upon arrival we begin our exploration of the island: we will visit the village of San Vincenzo with is church. Not far from here is located the house where Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman shot the film "Stromboli, land of God" in 1950 which highlighted the difficulties of living in such a place. Afterwards we will visit the Greek Necropolis dated back to the IV° - III° Century B.C. rich in vases and terracota masks. If you have enough time (5 hrs round trip) we can hike up to the crater: it makes for a unique and fascinating experience, as it provides the opportunity to wonder at the phenomenal workings of Mother Nature. The route itself is beautiful, casting unforgettable views in all directions.
Panarea full day tour
Panarea is the smallest of the Aeolian Islands. Upon arrival we will begin the walking tour: no cars, no roads, no pollution! After 30 mins of walk we reach the Archaelogical remains of Punta Milazzese: a preistoric village set high above the gorgeous bay of Cala Junco. Afterwards we continue to the center of the village, free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue the exploration of the island with the villages of Drauto, Iditella and San Pietro.
Alicudi full day tour
Alicudi is the most isolated of the Aeolian Islands. The ancient name was Ericusa because the island was covered with heather. The island consists of a round cone wich is inhabited by no more than 100 people. Upon arrival we will begin the exploration of the island walking up to the Filo d'Arpa (literally, Harp String), which provides a magnificient view. About 2 hrs to the top and back.
Filicudi full day tour
Filicudi consists of a group of craters: the highest is the Fossa delle Felci. Upon arrival we walk to reach the Preistoric Village situated on the promontory of Capo Graziano (about 50 minutes there and back): this contains the remains of about 25 oval huts. From here we can appreciate a beautiful view of the bay. On the way back in the village of Val di Chiesa we will visit the church of Santo Stefano.
- approx 1 hr from Milazzo to Lipari by hydrofoil;
- approx 2 hrs from Milazzo to Lipari by ferry;
- approx 20 mins from Lipari to Vulcano by hydrofoil;
- approx 45 mins from Vulcano to Milazzo by hydrofoil;
- approx 1hr and 30 mins from Vulcano to Milazzo by ferry;
- approx 1 hr and 30 mins from Milazzo to Salina;
- approx 30 mins from Lipari to Salina.
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