Pearls of the Mediterranean Sea: Aeolian Islands - Vulcano

Eolie - Vulcano -Tour -Sicily -Italy
Eolie - Vulcano -Tour -Sicily -Italy
Eolie - Vulcano -Tour -Sicily -Italy
Eolie - Vulcano -Tour -Sicily -Italy
We’ll leave from the Calabrian coast to reach Messina and then Milazzo, which is the main port of embarkation to reach the Aeolian Islands.
This archipelago of volcanic origin is composed by seven islands: Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi , some islets and rocky outcrops.
These islands are arranged in the shape of a Y, they are located in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 25-50km north of Sicily in Italy.
The Aeolian Islands were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the volcanic phenomena and their natural beauty. They are characterized by a wild and unspoiled nature and include two active volcanoes (Stromboli and Vulcano). Each year they are visited by many tourists, thus they have become very popular, especially during the summer. The destination of this itinerary is Vulcano.
Vulcano is the first port of call for ferries from Milazzo. As well as the spectacular view of the narrow channel between this island and neighbouring Lipari, you can admire the enchanting scenery of the other islands and the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily.
On this island you can observe different phenomena of volcanic origin, such as fumaroles and steam jets.
Disembarking, you can follow the road between the said stack and a huge red rock, sulphurous fumes hissing out of the side of the pavement, to one of the island's main attractions. Next to the beach, there is a hollow in the volcanic clay that is filled with yellow sulphurous mud, known for its therapeutic properties. After bathing in the mud, you can swim in the sea and wash it all off. Swimming here is a very special experience, because the fumaroles extend right out into the sea, bubbling up hot gas and heating the sea water.
Sabbie Nere beach (black sand beach) is not far from the harbor. It’s very characteristic because of the fine dark sand.
You can also you climb up to the crater: here, a great deal of steam and smelly gas is given off, and you can observe large sulphur crystals in the vents. The summit of the island offers a spectacular view of the other Aeolian Islands.
The lunch break will give you the opportunity to taste the typical Aeolian cuisine, a perfect mix of ancient traditions and Mediterranean gastronomy, characterized by the use of aromatic herbs.
The life of Volcano is focused around the area of Porto Levante and its square: returning you can go for a walk along the main street, where there are numerous souvenir shops and Sicilian ceramics workshops.

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