Aeolian Islands

The volcanic Aeolian Islands are located north of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its members are Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi. The island was named after the Roman god Vulcanus, as the ancient Romans believed that the fire god’s workshop was located under the crater. The island of Vulcano was fused from five former volcanoes, of which only the semicircular caldera rim remains today.

According to the Romans, this island was the abode of the god of fire.
Vulcano is famous for its hot springs and sulfur mud baths. We can also go up to the crater, where we can see how the hot steam bursts to the surface.

The largest island of the group. It is also the most interesting from a historical point of view, but tourists visit it primarily for its impressive beaches.

The smallest of the Aeolian Islands. Its narrow streets turn into crowded boulevards in the summer, but it can still be considered quieter than the most popular Mediterranean resorts. The rich and famous like to spend their time here, it is not uncommon for the silence of the island to be broken by the sound of private helicopters.

It is perhaps the best known of the Aeolian Islands. The slightly more than 12 square kilometer Stromboli is dominated by the 900 meter high Stromboli volcano. Its deep waters are very popular among divers.

If you are looking for the endless calm of the sea, silence and deserted beaches, you have to visit Alicudi. Compared to the other islands, Alicudi is visited by very few tourists, so the rule of nature is intact in the countryside.

The climate of the Aeolian Islands in the coastal areas is pleasant, Mediterranean. The summer is warm but not too hot, the winter is short and mild, and moderate rainfall is typical between October and March. The hottest month is July.

The Sirocco is responsible for storms, cold and wet weather. The winds, which can be up to over 80 km/h, typically occur in the fall and spring and may last for a half a day to several days.

The language spoken is Italian.

Citizens from countries outside the European Union are required to present a passport valid for at least three months beyond the intended stay in Italy.

The currency is the EURO (EUR).
MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted but you may be charged a service fee if you pay by card.

Getting online is easy with plenty of Wi-Fi spots across independent cafes and restaurants.