EGADI & EOLIE

Recommended two-week itinerary

  1. Cefalù

  2. San Vito lo Capo

  3. Favignana

  4. Marettimo

  5. Trapani

  6. Palermo

  7. Alicudi

  8. Filicudi

  9. Stromboli

  10. Panarea

  11. Salina

  12. Lipari

  13. Vulcano

Cefalu

Located at the foot of a rocky promontory, in the province of Palermo, stands one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, the Municipality of Cefalù, which every year is stormed by numerous tourists, both Italian and foreign; during the summer season, the small town gets to triple its population, which fills the most important squares and streets of the town.

 

San Vito lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo is a completely white village in the northern province of Trapani. The sea is wonderful enough to be compared to that of the Caribbean. A trip to San Vito Lo Capo is a wonderful experience for those who love the sea and nature, in fact, the country is set between two natural places considered the most beautiful in Italy: the Zingaro Reserve and the Monte Cofano Reserve.

 

Favignana

Favignana, "the great butterfly on the sea" as it was defined by the painter Salvatore Fiume in the 70s, is the capital and the largest island of the Egadi archipelago. The island was known in antiquity with various names such as Aponiana, Katria, Gilia, Aegusa in Latin or Auegusa (from the Greek "island of goats" for their abundant presence on the island). Favignana is also remembered by many ancient writers such as Plinio, Polibio, Nepoziano, the anonymous Ravennate and by Arab geographers was known as Djazirat 'ar Rahib ("island of the monk or hermitage", because of the castle that stands on summit of the island, where he would have lived, precisely, a monk). The current name of Favignana dates back to the Middle Ages and derives from the name of the Favonio wind from the West.

 

Marettimo

Marettimo was known in antiquity under various names, among which Iera ("the sacred") and among the Arab geographers with the name of Djazirat Malîtmah. The current name of the island could originate from the fusion of the words sea - thyme, a hypothesis that draws its formulation from the abundance of thyme present on this island.

 

Trapani

Trapani, located on the Sicilian coast exposed to the sea and the wind, is a city that, over the centuries, has preserved the signs of the numerous dominations that have taken place and, along the city streets, one can perceive the opulence and wealth of the city in the seventeenth and eighteenth years, admiring the numerous Baroque palaces and churches. It is worth discovering with one's own eyes the charm of this enchanting place rich in history, also characterized by sensational delights such as wine, capers, garlic, oranges, oil, and the incomparable and unusual cuisine to give each meal a magical flavor.

 

Palermo

First Greek and Roman city, then Arab capital, later conquered by Normans and Swabians, this is Palermo, a place where the Arabesque and Norman preciousness coexist, the Baroque and Art Nouveau taste of the monuments, palaces and theaters, but also of the gardens and of the markets.

 

Vulcano

According to Greek mythology, the forges of Hephaestus, god of fire and blacksmith, were found in Vulcan.

On the island, phenomena of volcanic origin can be observed: fumaroles, steam jets both on the crest and submarines, and sulphurous mud with appreciated therapeutic properties.

 

Lipari

It is the largest island: its municipality gathers all the islands except that of Salina.

Interesting the Archaeological Museum, located in the Castle of Lipari, which rises in a wide bay on the east coast, between the two inlets of Marina Lunga, and Marina Corta, still the best landings today. The Greek acropolis and the Cathedral of Norman origin are also splendid. Finally, don't miss a boat trip to admire splendid coves, such as the Fico, and the beaches of Vinci, Valle Muria, Punta della Castagna and Capo Rosso.

 

Salina

The second island by extension and with the highest reliefs of the archipelago hosts a beautiful forest of ferns (the Fossa delle Felci), overhanging splendid beaches like that of Pollara.

Salina is also famous for being the set of the film "Il Postino" by Massimo Troisi and for the renowned local granita.

 

Panarea

It is the smallest and least elevated island of the Aeolian Islands (421 m. Its highest point, the Timpone del Corvo), but the oldest of all and attracts many tourists for its pristine coasts, underwater eruptive phenomena and night life .

The island forms a tiny archipelago together with the islets of Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Bottaro, Lisca Nera (of which only a few remains remain), the rocks of the Panarelli and the Formiche. The tourist landing is in the district of San Pietro, with characteristic houses, shops and shops.

Stromboli

Stromboli is home to the most active of the European volcanoes, with spectacular and frequent eruptions that can also be admired by the Navy Observatory, in Punta Labronzo.

With a little luck you can watch the Sciara del Fuoco: the lava flow that descends to the sea.

To visit are the village of San Vincenzo where the boats dock, with its characteristic white houses; the hamlet of Ginostra perched on the rock and reachable only by a mule track; the Strombolicchio rock, surmounted by a large lighthouse and born from one of the oldest volcanic eruptions of the Aeolian islands.

 

Alicudi and Filicudi

The westernmost islands of the archipelago, Alicudi and Filicudi are characterized by craters of extinct volcanoes, with fabulous wild environments and lush underwater depths.

In Filicudi you can admire: the Faraglione La Canna (about 85 meters high), the Scoglio della Fortuna and the spectacular Grotta del Bue.

The silent Alicudi (the circulation of cars is forbidden), is the most "wild" island and you can discover incredible scenarios of Mediterranean imprint, such as the Scoglio della Galera.

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