Grotta del Bue Marino


Boat tours often visit this beautiful sea cave lapped by brilliant turquoise waters on Filicudi's western shore. Measuring roughly 30m wide, 20m high and 20m deep, it's large enough for small boats to enter.

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Nearby Filicudi attractions

1. Scoglio della Canna


Rising off Filicudi's northwestern shore is this dramatic 71m faraglione (rock tower); boat trips around the island will take you to see it up close.

2. Villaggio Preistorico di Capo Graziano

2.69 MILES

Follow the main road 10 minutes southeast of the port toward Capo Graziano, where a marked trail branches off and climbs 10 minutes further to the lichen…

3. Pollara

14.52 MILES

Don't miss a trip to sleepy Pollara, sandwiched dramatically between the sea and the steep slopes of an extinct volcanic crater on Salina's western edge…

4. Rinella

15.59 MILES

This tiny hamlet on the south coast is Salina's second port, regularly served by hydrofoils and ferries. Pastel-coloured houses huddle around the…

5. Museo dell'Emigrazione Eoliana

15.88 MILES

This small museum, tucked behind the church on the main road above Malfa, documents the emigration of thousands of residents from Salina and the other…

6. Malfa

15.9 MILES

Tumbling down the hillside to a small shingle beach, this settlement on Salina's north coast is the island's largest, though you'd never guess it from the…

7. Santa Marina Salina

17.86 MILES

Salina's main port, Santa Marina is a typical island settlement with steeply stacked whitewashed houses rising up the hillside. The principal street is…

8. Lingua

17.92 MILES

Three kilometres south of Santa Marina Salina, the tiny village of Lingua is a popular summer hang-out, with a couple of hotels, a few trattorias and a…