6 days – Sicily – Aeolian Islands

  • Palerme (1 day)
  • Milazzo (1 day)
  • Aeolian Islands (4 days)
    • Lipari + Salina + Panarea (1 day)
    • Stromboli (2 days)
    • Vulcano (1 day)

Palerme (1 day)

Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily. The 12th-century Palermo Cathedral houses royal tombs, while the huge neoclassical Teatro Massimo is known for opera performances. Also in the center are the Palazzo dei Normanni, a royal palace started in the 9th century, and the Cappella Palatina, with Byzantine mosaics. Busy markets include the central Ballarò street market and the Vucciria, near the port. ― Google

Mercato di Ballarò: Bustling street market filled with produce, meat & local goods with a charming, old-fashioned vibe.

Palazzo dei Normanni: or Royal Palace of Palermo is a palace in Palermo, Italy. It was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and served afterwards as the main seat of power for the subsequent rulers of Sicily. Since 1946 it has been the seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly. Wikipedia

Cattedrale di Palermo: is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo, located in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Wikipedia

Teatro Massimo: is an opera house and opera company located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo, Sicily. It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. It is the biggest in Italy, and one of the largest of Europe, renowned for its perfect acoustics. Wikipedia

Fontana Pretoria: is a monumental fountain of Palermo. It is located in the heart of the historic centre and represents the most important landmark of Piazza Pretoria. The fountain was built by Francesco Camilliani in the city of Florence in 1554, but was transferred in Palermo in 1574. Wikipedia

Coup de coeur – We recommend you this place – Palermo Street Food and Nighlife around the Piazza Olivella.

Coup de coeur – We recommend you this host: B&B White

Coup de coeur – We recommend you this restaurant: Osteria Mangia e Bevihttps://osteriamangiaebevi.it/

Milazzo (1 day)

Is a town in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy; it is the largest commune in the Metropolitan City after Messina and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. The town has a population of around 31,500 inhabitants. Wikipedia

Coup de coeur – We recommend you this host: B&B Upper Rooms

Aeolian Islands (4 days)

Lipari + Salina + Panarea (1 day)

Lipari  is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island’s main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Wikipedia

Salina is one of the Aeolian Islands north of Sicily, southern Italy. It is the second largest island in the archipelago. Salina is divided between three comuni: Santa Marina on the eastern coast, Malfa to the north, and Leni to the south-west. From Leni down towards the sea is the village of Rinella. Wikipedia

Panarea is the smallest of the seven inhabited Aeolian Islands, a volcanic island chain in north of Sicily, southern Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Lipari. Wikipedia

Stromboli (2 days)

Stromboli is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, containing Mount Stromboli, one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. It is one of the eight Aeolian Islands, a volcanic arc north of Sicily. Strabo writes that people believed that this is where Aeolus lived. Wikipedia

Accompanied with a certified guide, excursions can go as far as to the excellent viewpoint at 400 m. You can do it by yourself till 300 m. Climbing Stromboli volcano can be an extremely rewarding experience. Famous for its regular fireworks since Ancient times, Stromboli is one of the very few volcanoes in the world that is in near-constant activity.

Go at any time to hear the Stromboli volcano rumbles and see the smoke but go early in the evening to see lava and explosions. The spectacle is also available from the restaurant Osservatorio for whom don’t like trekking.

Vulcano (1 day)

Vulcano or Vulcan is a small volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 25 km north of Sicily and located at the southernmost end of the seven Aeolian Islands. Wikipedia

Coup de coeur – We recommend you this island – famous as the Stromboli, you’ll be surprised by the smell of rotten eggs but you’ll be free to walk to almost everything, everything even through sulfuric smokes. On the top enjoy the panoramic view of the Aeolian Islands.

Coup de coeur – We recommend you this restaurant – La Forgia di Pagliaro Maurizio

Coup de coeur – We recommend you this host: Hotel Faraglione

la “Spiaggia di Sabbia Nera”, mud bath and therme are also some touristic places to visit.