3. Salina Island
The Aeolian Islands are a unbelievable place to flee the crowds in Italy (exterior of August when Italians descend). We rented a motorcycle to discover Salina a shocking island with dramatic volcanic cliffs plunging into the ocean, sleepy villages amidst verdant mountains, vibrant fishing boats on pebbly seashores, and hills lined in capers, wildflowers, and vines heavy with grapes for candy Malvasia wine. In early September we felt like we had it to ourselves.
The meals was a spotlight – spaghetti with a pesto-like sauce of capers, mint, parsley, and pecorino; pane cunzato, an open sandwich topped with sun-dried tomatoes, marinated aubergine, capers, olives, and mozzarella (Da Alfredo’s in Lingua does one of the best); and refreshing lemon granita.
We additionally spent an evening on the conical island of Stromboli, residence to Europe’s solely completely energetic volcano. We climbed the volcano within the late afternoon to observe the sundown as we waited for the smoking rumbling craters to erupt. With 360 diploma views of the ocean turning pink, it was magical even with out the fireworks show we had been handled to when it lastly erupted. Sliding down the volcanic sand within the darkness on the descent solely added to the journey.
By Erin of NeverEndingVoyage
4. Vulcano Island
Off the coast of Sicily is a string of islands often called The Aeolians. The spotlight for a lot of vacationers is Vulcano Island. This island has the unique volcano that provides all volcanoes their title. Whereas the Roman mythology is fascinating (it’s believed that the Roman god Vulcan lived right here), there’s a fair higher motive to go to: the island is a paradise. All 12 months lengthy, vacationers take the ferry over to Vulcano from Sicily to have interaction within the island’s large three sights.
First, energetic guests will take pleasure in mountain climbing up the Grand Crater, which gives unbelievable views of the Aeolian Islands. Second, vacationers on the lookout for a extra stress-free expertise can lounge on Italy’s unique black sand seaside. Lastly, be pampered on the scorching springs mud baths. Right here, scorching water warmed by volcanic exercise and high-quality silty mud mix for one of the uncommon experiences you possibly can think about. Guests slather themselves within the (barely radioactive) mud earlier than leaping within the ocean to clean off.
Observe: 👉 Vulcano and Lipari are on our Finest Of Sicily Tour itinerary.
by Lance and Laura of TravelAddicts