Welcome in the Aeolian Islands vacations
(Lipari, Santa Marina Salina, Malfa, Leni)
Seven islands in the Tyrrhenian sea in the province in Messina, all of volcanic origin: Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, Stromboli, Salina, Lipari and Volcano, the nearest island to Milazzo.
Through this site some of the tourist operators of the receptive-hotel sector propose their structures to the tourists to help them to orient among the numerous ones - and valid - offered of rental houses , hotels, hotels, restaurants, services and other.The Aeolian Islands (Italian Isole Eolie) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are a popular tourist destination in the summer, and attract up to 200,000 visitors annually.The largest island is Lipari, and tourism marketing often names the entire archipelago the Lipari Islands because of the ease of pronouncing Lipari compared to Aeolian. The other islands include Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo. The town of Lipari has about 11,000 inhabitants. Vulcano is famous for its fango (mud) baths.
The Cnidian settlers under Pentathlos arrived at Lipara in 580 BC and settled on the site of the modern village known as Castello or la Cittade. They named the islands after the Greek keeper of the winds, Aeolus, whose benevolence was essential. Outside Lipari, on the road to the necropolis, a sanctuary to Demeter and Persephone has been discovered. In 394 BC the Roman embassy consisting of Lucius Valerius, Lucius Sergius, and Aulus Manlius took a golden bowl that was made as a gift to Apollo, to Delphi. The diplomats were captured by Liparian pirates, but instead of being harmed the diplomats and their offering were protected by the magistrate Timasitheus and escorted safely to Delphi, this made for peaceful relations between the two states. The islands were the site of the Battle of the Lipari Islands in 260 BC between Rome and Carthage. Biblical historian Josephus mentioned a group that is probably related to the Aeolian islands: "Elisa gave name to the Eliseans, who were his subjects; they are now the Aeolians." Elisa refers to the biblical figure Elishah, grandson of Japheth, son of Javan. In 1544, when Spain declared war on France, the French king Francis I, asked the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman for help. The latter sent a fleet headed by Khair ad Din (also known as Barbarossa) who was victorious over the Spaniards, and managed to retake Naples from them. In the course of the battle the Aeolian Islands were depopulated. Later immigrants from mainland Italy, Sicily and Spain re-established communities on the archipelago
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Aeolian Islands are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, although inaccuracy, the missing closure of a pumice quarry, and the oncoming building of some four harbours by the shore of the sole town of Lipari  pose a threat to the islands' place on the list, according to the Italian UNESCO Commission.
The larger islands, Lipari, Vulcano and Salina have quite good bus services. Timetables are available at the tourist offices in each island's port. Those islands also have scooters for rent, and are the only of the islands with comprehensive systems of roads. Panarea and Stromboli are small enough to have no roads or automobiles to speak of; Panarea in particular is completely accessible by foot. Alicudi and Filicudi are so remote that they have little in the way of developed tourist industries or infrastructure. On those islands, transport from the port, and scooter rental, should be arranged with one's inkeeper. Boat rental is also popular for touring the periphery of each island; although the small boats for rent are not adequate for travel between the islands, but are popular for the excursion from Panarea to the islets of Basiluzzo and Drauto.
lie to the West and are much less visited, particularly Alicudi, which is still primarily agrarian ...
the "magic isle", where the sea meet the sun
is relatively pedestrian in comparison with exotic Vulcano. Fortunately, it has less exotic prices, and the large main town has a nice old quarter and a decent quota of non-tourist shops. Among the attractions on Lipari is the pumice quarry, reached from the main town by an infrequent bus service. This is right by the sea, and has a nice rocky beach where, interestingly, many of the rocks tend to float off into the sea!
a smaller, upmarket island with great views across to Stromboli ..
ush and hilly - great for a relaxing walk. Some of the film Il Postino was shot here. ..
the most remote of the islands, it is little more than a volcano rising out of the sea. Popular for trips out at night to see magma spurting out of the cone
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're also greeted with the strange sight of a stack of sulphurous oozings, right by the harbour, with an accompanying smell! 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, the locals have created a hollow in the volcanic clay that is filled with yellow mud. 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 giving the sensation of being in a jacuzzi, in the blue Mediterranean! The other main attraction on Vulcano is, you guessed it, the volcano! A steep climb from the town, you can walk to the summit of the island for a spectacular view of the other Aeolian Islands. If you have closed footwear, you can traverse the active vents on the north side of the main crater on your way to the top. Here, a great deal of steam and smelly gas is given off, and you can observe large sulphur crystals in the vents. Be careful not to burn your feet on the hot rocks and steam.
Le strutture presenti su Vulcano Vacanze:
Air Panarea | Al Mare, residence Vulcano | Anastasi Point, immobiliare Filicudi | Aquatica Diving, Milazzo | Baia Fenicia Residence, Vulcano | B&B Piazza Roma Milazzo | Hotel Bellavista, Salina | Blu center, noleggio barche Vulcano | Canoa Kayak Club | Carbone Group Parrucchieri, wedding matrimoni Eolie | Casa Idria, Filicudi | Casa Mulino, Alicudi | Casa Schmidt bb, Vulcano | Case il Gelso, Salina | Case Rando, Filicudi | Case Serena, Filicudi | Case vacaza Marina Longo, Salina| C.E.N.F. Filicudi | da Anna, case affitto Filicudi | Da Nino, Filicudi | DELPHIS Aeolian Dolphin Center | Ristorante Diavolo dei Polli, Vulcano | Eoliando, agenzia immobiliare affitti Eolie | Eolie Houses, case vacanza e servizi alle Eolie | Ericusa, albergo Alicudi | Filicudi Case Vacanze | Holiday Housing, immobiliare Eolie | Il Brigantino e La Goletta, affittacamere a Salina | Il Gelso Vacanze, Malfa, Salina | Il Miglio Blue, charter Isole Eolie | La Canna, hotel ristorante Filicudi | La Giara, pensione Vulcano | Le Formiche, affittacamere b&b, Milazzo | Malvasia Pane Cunzatu restaurant | Marco Polo, noleggio barche Filicudi | Miramare, hotel a Stromboli | Noleggio Da Paolo, Vulcano | Noleggio Jollymotor, Vulcano | Noleggio Sprint, Vulcano | B&B Note di Salina | Oasi Azzurra Residence, Messina | Orchidea, beb Milazzo | Paguro Case vacanza a Vulcano | Rapa Nui resort, Salina | Residence dei Margi, Messina | Residence Le Sette Vele, Salina | Residence Mimì, Vulcano | Rosangela, affitti Salina & affitto a Stromboli | Salina servizi turistici | Signum, hotel Salina | Studio commerciale Formica, Milazzo e Lipari | Villa Crimi, Vulcano | Villa La Rosa, Filicudi | Vivi Le Eolie, Lipari | Vulcano Blu Residence | Vulcano Consult, immobiliare Lipari