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Aeolian Islands

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Introduction

Stromboli

Stromboli

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The film 'Il Postino' and many photos of the active volcano of Stromboli have made some of the scenery of the Aeolian Islands familiar.

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Geography

The Aeolian Islands are most easily reached by hydrofoil (aliscafo) or regular ferry from the port of Milazzo in northeast Sicily.

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Islands

  • Lipari is the largest island and its port town is easily the most significant. There is a very impressive museum just above the town and buses around the island travel in both directions.
  • Vulcano is the nearest island to the mainland. Although its name is evocative, the volcano is very old and is breathing its last smoke.
  • Stromboli - a very active volcano and its gushes of lava make for a great show in the evenings.
  • Salina is the 'Il Postino' island.
  • Panarea is possibly the most beautiful of all but is certainly the most expensive so you may prefer a day trip!
  • Filicudi has a fine coast and provides great diving with its many wrecks.
  • Alicudi is small and pretty.

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Getting There

Check the here to find time-tables. Otherwise, the following ferries could be of some use:

  • SNAV Ferries between Naples and Aeolian Islands (Stromboli, Panarea, Lipari, Vulcano, Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina).
  • Traghetti Siremar between Palermo and Ustica Island, Trapani to Egadi Islands, Levanzo, Marettimo, Favignana. Also Trapani to Pantelleria, Porto Empedocle to Pelagie Islands (Linosa and Lampedusa). And Milazzo (Sicily) to Aeolian Islands (Stromboli, Panarea, Lipari, Vulcano, Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina) and Naples.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Casa Corallovia Chiesaguesthouse-
Hotel AmareaVia Cesare Battisti Liparihotel-
Hotel Villa Dianavia Tufo - Diana n 1 Liparihotel-
Hotel Villa EnricaVia Serra 11 Liparihotel-
La Casa Del Melogranovia San Giuseppe Malfa Isola di Salinaguesthouse94
Hotel Mea****Via Falcone BorsellinoHotel-
Hotel CutimareVia Mazzini - AcquacaldaHotel-

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