Duration: 8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS (Information and prices request)
DAY 1- Arrival in Lipari
Arrival in Lipari, transfer to the hotel and meeting with our operators, illustration of the Aeolian tour. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay.
DAY 2 – Volcano Tour
Breakfast at the hotel and departure by boat for the tour of Vulcano, to which the myth of Hephaestus is linked. Island tour with photo stop: Venus Pool, Horse Grotto, Gelso. Stop in the coves for a pleasant swim. Arrival on the island and free time to devote to the various activities that the island offers. Possibility to climb the crater of the volcano, immerse yourself in the mud pool used for thermal treatments, relax on one of the many black sand beaches and stroll in search of typical shops. Lunch not included. Return to Lipari in the late afternoon. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay.
DAY 3 – Panarea and Stromboli tour
Breakfast at hotel. Free morning. Departure by boat to Panarea and Stromboli. Once in Panarea, the smallest island of the archipelago, photo stop at Calajunco Bay, one of the most beautiful of the Aeolian Islands, and stop for a swim in the splendid waters of the Zimmari cove. Once on the island, you will have time to stroll through the narrow and picturesque alleys, go shopping and discover the many panoramic views that the island hides. Lunch not included. Continue to Stromboli, the island that hosts one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Those who have decided to climb to the top of the volcano will be accompanied by a specialized volcanological guide to the top (Optional climb to the Stromboli crater). Those who prefer to visit the island will have time to discover the charming streets, the shops hidden among the white houses and relax on the long black sand beaches. Dinner not included. Those who do not participate in the climb, at sunset, after a short photo stop at the volcanic neck “Strombolicchio” will reach the Sciara del Fuoco by boat to witness the suggestive nocturnal eruption of the volcano. Late in the evening, return to Lipari. Overnight
DAY 4 – Free day in Lipari
Breakfast at hotel. Free day to visit the island of Lipari, the largest of the archipelago. We recommend renting a car or a scooter to admire the magnificent views of the island. Do not miss a visit to the fortress of the castle with the Archaeological Park and the Archaeological Museum B. Brea, the Cathedral of San Bartolomeo (protector of the Aeolian Islands) and its ancient Norman cloister. Continue with a walk through the alleys of the historic center and end the visit in the square of the marina of Marina Corta where we have planned for you a “sweet” break in a historic bar for a tasting of the typical Aeolian granita or a cannoli accompanied by a glass of malvasia. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay.
DAY 5 – Alicudi and Filicudi tour
Breakfast at hotel. Days dedicated to the less populated islands of the archipelago. Departure by boat for Alicudi, the most pristine island, typical for its mule tracks and dry stone walls. There are no streets and shops here and the mule is the only means of transport. Stop for about an hour in the village, where you can appreciate the retro atmosphere and take a refreshing bath. Continue to Filicudi, visit by boat to the Grotta del Bue Marino, the Canna di Filicudi (the highest volcanic neck of the Aeolian Islands), the rocks of Giafante and Montenassari. Stop on the island and free time to visit the prehistoric village of Capo Graziano or for a pleasant swim. Lunch not included. Return to Lipari in the late afternoon. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay.
DAY 6 – Lipari and Salina boat tour
Breakfast at hotel. Departure by boat for Salina, the greenest island of the archipelago. First stop at the White Beaches, in the area of the Pumice Quarries of Lipari, for a swim in the crystal clear waters and continuation to Salina, the tour continues with the tour of the island by boat and a swim stop at the Bay of Pollara, a splendid setting at the foot of the Monte dei Porri, scenery of the film “Il Postino” by Troisi. We will then stop at the village of Lingua, a small fishing village that houses a salt lake, from which salt was once extracted and from where the island takes its name, Salina. Here you will have time available for a visit to the small but complete ethnographic museum, the archaeological museum and to taste the traditional “Pani Cunzatu” and the delicious “granite” “Da Alfredo“. Lunch not included. In the afternoon we will skirt the west part of Lipari, to admire the famous stacks, swimming stops in the coves. Return to the port of Lipari in the late afternoon. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay.
DAY 7 – Free day – Afternoon Visit at sunset of the “Tenuta di Castellaro” winery with tasting
Breakfast at hotel. Free morning for relaxation. In the late afternoon transfer by shuttle to Quattropani for an unforgettable experience at the “Tenuta di Castellaro” immersed in the vineyards, overlooking the sea, will give guests the emotion of being able to taste one of the wines produced in Lipari, accompanied by a tasty platter of cheeses and cured meats. After the guided tour of the cellar and the barrel room with architecture inspired by a Norman cloister, enjoy the sun setting behind the islands of Salina, Filicudi and Alicudi. Return to the center of Lipari, overnight.
DAY 8 – Departure
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port, greetings and departure.
THE ORDER OF THE EXCURSIONS AND THE ITINERARIES ARE INDICATIVE
Our reference for the tour is the AvventurIsole agency which provides on-site assistance h. 24 for the entire duration of the tour
The boats used for excursions are not for exclusive use. The program is purely indicative, for organizational reasons or for adverse weather and sea conditions, the itinerary and the order of the excursions could be changed or reversed without notice. Any renunciation of participation in one or more excursions by the customer does not involve any refund.
The price includes:
- Accommodation in Lipari in a hotel of the chosen category for 7 nights with breakfast
- Transfer port of Lipari / hotel / port of Lipari on arrival and departure (for departures from Lipari before 08.00 am transfer hotel / port not included)
- Round trip hotel / restaurant transfers outside the historic center
- 5 dinners every evening in a different restaurant menu of your choice with table for exclusive use (2 courses + fruit or dessert) drinks not included
- Tasting of Aeolian granitas or a cannoli with a glass of Malvasia
- Round trip transfer to the “Tenuta di Castellaro” winery
- Tasting of a wine and platter of cold cuts and cheeses and guided tour of the cellar
- Boat excursions as per program: Panarea and Stromboli, Alicudi and Filicudi, Lipari and Salina, Vulcano
- Map of the island of Lipari
- Aeolian Islands guide book (one per room)
The price not includes:
- Dinner on the day of the excursion to Stromboli
- Local taxes (tourist taxes are not paid in the Aeolian Islands)
- Extra tips
- Porterage-entrance to museums
- Optional medical insurance / cancellation on request
- Anything not expressly included in the item “the price includes”