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 your English speaking guide and together board the ferry that will take you to the island of Vulcano. After checking in at your hotel, take a stroll around the village. Enjoy the view 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
Breakfast at the 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 your guide at the lobby and proceed to the ferry. Once in Lipari, start the tour of the island and visit the Archeological Museum. Vsiit the Cathedral of San Bartolomeo, 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 island after tourism. Following return to your hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 3: PANAREA THE LITTLE AND STROBOLI ACTIVE VOLCANO
Breakfast at the 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 visit to the Church of San Lorenzo to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aeolian islands. Back on the boat, you will stop in front of the “Sciara del Fuoco”, the blackened lava scar that runs along the northern side of Stromboli and witnesses the explosions from the sea. Return to Vulcano in the evening. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 4: SALINA AND MALVASIA WINE TRADITION
Breakfast at the hotel. The last island you will visit on this trip is Salina, known to be the set of the famous movie “Il Postino – The Postman”. Called by the Greek “Didyme”, it is known for the production of Malvasia wine and capers. Although it is a typical product of all the islands, it’s here that most of the productions is concentrated.
Upon arrival to the island, take a tour with your private guide to discover the archaeological area and the local museum. Also, indulge in the local delicatessen by tasting the best granita of Sicily, visit a 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: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by boat to Milazzo where you will meet your private driver and transfered to Catania Airport. Arrivederci!
If you have more days available and you want to explore other parts of Italy we recommend combining this with another tour or asking your travel agent to add other locations, experiences, tours of your choice.
NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of the services/tours/activities listed at the time of your traveling.