Welcome to Aeolian Islands

The obvious base is Lipari, the largest and liveliest of the seven islands, but it's by no means the only option. Salina boasts excellent accommodation and good transport links, while Stromboli and Vulcano entertain nature lovers with awe-inspiring volcanic shenanigans and black-sand beaches. Ultra-chic Panarea offers luxurious living at lower prices in low season, while Filicudi and Alicudi have an end-of-the-line appeal that's irresistible for fans of off-the-beaten-track adventure.

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$71.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Taormina to Aeolian Islands, Lipari and Vulcano Full-Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Isole EolieA minicruise to discover the Aeolian Islands famous for their lush vegetation and the typical Mediterranean architecture. The islands are the patrimony of humanity as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. An opportunity to visit two of the seven islands on the same day. Duration: 12 hours

$59.93 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sicilian Countryside Full-Day Tour from Taormina

After a pickup from your Messina province or Taormina hotel by coach, start your full-day tour with a scenic drive through the countryside and the lush green hills of the Peloritani mountain range. Observe the traditional pastoral lifestyle of this part of northeastern Sicily as you pass through typical little villages and enjoy commentary from your guide.Your first stop is a dairy farm, where you’ll see the traditional way of making Sicilian cheese. Enjoy a tasting of the farm's fresh ricotta , paired with chunks of fresh bread. Continue to Montalbano Elicona, a rustic medieval village that clings to a nearby hilltop. Enjoy free time to wander the narrow cobblestone streets, have lunch and perhaps visit the 13th-century castle built by Emperor Frederic II (meal and entrance fee at own expense).In the afternoon, make your way to the Argimusco nature park to see large megalithic rocks from prehistoric times. Travel back in time as your guide shares stories about these fascinating stones, shaped like animals and people.From the lookout point at 4,593 feet (1,400 meters) in elevation, enjoy a magnificent view of Mt Etna, the distant Aeolian Islands and the wooded Peloritani hills below. Then, relax on your journey back to your Taormina or Messina province hotel.

$58.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Aeolian Islands 1 day mini cruise from Tropea

The beautiful mini cruise takes you to the Aeolian Islands, which are only accessible by sea. Here you will find landscapes of incomparable beauty such as caves, coves, picturesque bays and cliff, that the nature created with strange shapes. The Aeolian Islands are among the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. By visiting these islands, you will gain cultural and intellectual enrichment and an unforgettable memory. The mini cruise has the following stops: Stromboli, the mythical fire-breather, consists entirely of a 900 metre high volcano, one of the four active volcanoes in Italy. On the island there are two villages, the bigger one is San Vincenzo and the smaller one is  Ginostra, which is a fishing village. Particularly, the island is rich in black sand beaches which are ideal for swimming and relaxing. Lipari, despite the abundance of fashion boutiques, souvenir shops and cafes,  maintains its ancient charm. The fascinating nestled houses, the massive castle and the cathedral are perched on top of a natural rock, from where it is possible to enjoy  a breathtaking view. Lipari  is a very pretty and lively town with narrow streets and old houses. In Lipari it is possible to admire beautiful nature, excellent infrastructures and urban life, which is  worshipped by the international jet set.  Vulcano, the island of sulfur,  has some high cliffs and a wild panorama. This is what makes Vulacano a destination to visit. This rather strong smell is due to the numerous fumaroles which offer mud baths with a strong curative power.

$32.27 Day Trips & Excursions

Stromboli Summit Craters

Departure from our information desk in Piazza San Vincenzo. After a short informative briefing of our expert mountain guide, the excursion that will lead you up to the height of 920masl will start. During the ascent of about 3 hours we will stop for 3 or 4 intermediate pauses to enjoy the landscape. After arriving to the summit area, we will stop for about 1 hour to admire the spectacular “strombolian” activity of the volcano. We will go back to the starting point crossing at first the Rina Grande scree slope and then through a trail with the typical strombolian rushes. The descent will last about 2 hours.

$102.57 Day Trips & Excursions


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Borgo Medievale, Montalbano Elicona, Province of Messina, SicilyA medieval village within which a Norman castle is locatedStop At: Megaliti dell’Argimusco, Montalbano Elicona, Province of Messina, SicilyThe place is made up of giant rocks that are millions of years old and are characterized by particular forms of rare beauty.It is also called the Sicilian Stonehenge Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Duomo di Messina, Messina, Province of Messina, SicilyOne of the main attraction of Messina.

$63.39 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basilica Concattedrale di San BartolomeoThe cathedral of Lipari dedicated to the patron saint of the Aeolian Islands: Saint Bartolomeo.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Chiostro normanno, Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Islands of Sicily, SicilyThis is the ancient monastery of the island, built from Roger II in Norman style. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Spiaggia Sabbie NereThe typical beach of the Vulcano Island with the black sand.Duration: 1 hour