Aeolian Islands Archeology Tour
4 NIGHT TRIP
Book this incredible discovery tour of the Aeolian Islands and their archeological treasures. Stay in the island of Vulcano and visit Lipari, Panarea, Stromboli and Salina.
- Discover the archaeological treasure of this fascinating archipelago
- Soak in the mud baths of Vulcano
- Be amazed by the “Sciara del fuoco” in Stromboli
- Enjoy a Malvasia wine tasting in Salina
DAY 1: WELCOME TO VULCANO
This morning meet your English speaking driver at the lobby of your Palermo’s hotel and transfer to the port of Milazzo. Here you will meet you English speaking guide and together board the ferry that will take you the island of Vulcano. Volcano is part of the Aeolian island archipelago and the only active Volcano of all of them. After checking in at your hotel, take a stroll around the village, enjoy views of its epic landscapes and visit the crystal-clear, cave-sheltered waters of the Grotte dell’allume. Soak in the famous mud baths, or dip your toes in the island’s thermal baths. Following the tour ,return to your hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 2: LIPARI LIVELY PIAZZE’S AND PUMICE QUARRIES
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today’s program includes a visit to the lovely island of Lipari or Meligunis as it was called by the Greeks, for its mild climate. Meet you guide at the lobby and proceed to the ferry. Once in Lipari start the tour of the island with visit at the Archeological Museum, and the Cathedral of San Bartholomew, a wonderful baroque cathedral with a spectacular facade. Lunch on your own in one of the many restaurants on Piazzetta di Monfalcone, with their outdoor inviting settings. After lunch you will continue the tour by car as you will reach the pumice quarries that makes the second most important source of income for the islands after tourism. Following return to your hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 3: PANAREA THE LITTLE AND STROBOLI ACTIVE VOLCANO
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover other two out of the seven Aeolian islands: Panarea and Stromboli. By hydrofoil or boat, you will reach first Panarea, the smallest of the archipelago and the favorite destination among the jet-set. Accompanied by your private guide visit the prehistorical Village of Capo Milazzese and the famous beach of Cala Junco, where you can take a dip.
Continuing to Stromboli, the most active volcano. The young vulcano, 100,000 years old, is among the highest in Europe (7874 ft). Stroll around the village and pay a visit to the Church of San Lorenzo from where you will admire a breathtaking view of the Aeolian islands. Back on the boat, that will stop in front of the “Sciara del Fuoco”, the blackened Laval scar running down Stromboli's northern flank and witness the explosions from the sea. Return to Vulcano in the evening. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 4: SALINA AND MALVASIA WINE TRADITION
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. The last island you will visit on the program is Salina, known to be the set of the famous movie “Il Postino – The Postman”. Called by the Greek “Didyme” is known for the production of Malvasia wine as well as capers, although typical product of all the islands, it’s here where the majority of the productions is concentrated. Upon arrival to the island, take a tour with your private guide, discover the archaeological area and local museum. Indulge in the local delicatessen for instance, taste the best granita of Sicily and if in the mood of some wine tasting, visit one of the most famous Malvasia wine producers. Return by boat to Vulcano. Still some energy left? We suggest a hike up to the Volcano’s crater (approx 1h 30 each way). From there you will enjoy the view of an unforgettable sunset. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 5: DEPART ITALY
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Transfer by boat to Milazzo where you will be met by your private driver and transferred to Catania Airport. Good Bye!