Liparische Inseln

If Panarea and Salina seem off the map in the quiet month of October, then Alicudi & Filicudi feels like the absolute ends of the earth…

Von |2017-11-13T05:25:56+01:00Oktober 5th, 2017|Kategorien: Italia, Liparische Inseln|

Alicudi & Filicudi - wild pearls of the Aeolian Islands Forget glitzy Capri or crowded Rhodes and instead explore my  favorite hidden gems:  Sleepy Alcudi and Filicudi with its painted houses. The volcanic Aeolian Islands lie off the north coast of Sicily, remote and peaceful with dramatically beautiful landscapes enriched by the volcanic soil.  Alicudi is the furthest west - and quite possibly one of the most isolated islands in the whole of the Med. Electricity and TV only arrived in the 1990s, there are no marked roads and just one hotel and one restaurant. What there is, however, is crystal-clear water and utter, blissful peace.   The island is a simple and basic place, with an absolutely unique atmosphere and fewer than 100 inhabitants. Its rugged charm and isolation attract a particular brand of voyager: adventurers, artists, writers and loners looking for some peace to reflect or to work. Filicudi  Our best spots are isolated and most can only be reached by boat since the island is surrounded by beautiful rocky cliffs. To the north is a diver’s paradise. In the waters just off the northern coastline of Filicudi is where you will find the rock obelisk towering from the sea known as Scoglio della Canna. If Panarea and Salina seem off the map in the quiet months, then Filicudi feels like the absolute ends of the earth... With just a smattering of hippie-chic villas and small guesthouses, the island has recently become a second-home destination for tourist-weary Italians, especially Tuscans, who strive to keep it well off the radar. But Filicudi’s hermetic nature and remote location have long been a draw: The island has served as a hideaway for many artists and actors (Robert De Niro among them) since the 1970s.

What it looks like to sail to Italy’s Aeolian Islands….

Von |2017-11-13T06:08:44+01:00Oktober 4th, 2017|Kategorien: Italia, Liparische Inseln, Sicily|

  Rising out of the cobalt-blue seas off Sicily's northeastern coast, the Aeolian Islands (Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi) are a little piece of paradise, a magical outdoor playground offering thrills and spills at every turn. Stunning waters provide sport for swimmers,  sailors and divers, while trekkers can climb hissing volcanoes and gourmets can sip honey-sweet Malvasia wine.   The obvious base is Lipari, the largest and liveliest of the seven islands, but it's by no means the only option. Stromboli and Vulcano entertain nature lovers with awe-inspiring volcanic shenanigans and black-sand beaches. Ultra-chic Panarea offers luxurious living at lower prices in low season, while Filicudi and Alicudi have an end-of-the-line appeal that's irresistible for fans of off-the-beaten-track adventure.    

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