An unmissable summer sailing tour: we will sail in the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily on board a comfortable 52 feet sailing boat with skipper, hostess and half board service. Fascinating, lively and adventurous, for a true holiday week in the paradise of these islands in the shadow of volcanoes. The right mix of sailing, relax, fun and exploration. Welcome on holiday, welcome to the Aeolian!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Pontile “la Buona Fonda” Lipari, Sicily|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in from 6:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out by 9:00 am on the following Saturday.|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
from €790 to €990 (only from 1 to 21 August) per person in double cabin spot with private bathroom.
Discounts available for early booking and last minute, as well as for renting a whole boat.
|Language||Italian and english.|
|How to come||AIR: Catania International Airport (CTA), AIR: Palermo International Airport (PMO)|
Day 1: Check-in
Boarding available from 6pm on Saturday at Lipari "La Buona Fonda" pier, the first floating pier of Marina Lunga, after the dock of the hydrofoils, just 5 minutes from the landing. On board you will get to know the crew in front of a glass of wine and you can leave your bags (soft) in the assigned cabins. Fins, masks, snorkels and water games will be available on board, for guests, during the week. A short briefing of the skipper will make sure the group to become familiar with the boat and the crew and to know the itinerary of the week. The evening continues with dinner ashore in a typical restaurant liparota, enjoying excellent dishes of Aeolian cuisine.After dinner you will be free to visit the historic center of Lipari and have fun strolling to Marina Corta with its shops, live music and Sicilian specialties... granite, cannoli and cassate! Night on board, moored and cradled in the Good
The moorings are released on Sunday morning…. and navigation begins: shortly after departure (about 30 minutes) a first stop at the Pumice Quarries of Lipari. A unique place for the turquoise blue color of the sea and the dazzling white of the pumice sand, derived from a stone quarry, now in disuse, but no less fascinating.The first bath is a must! The navigation continues then to reach Panarea, the most “cult” of the islands, with its low-lying villas and its sandy beaches.A stop at Lisca Bianca, for a pleasant snorkeling among the underwater sulphurous bubbles and the rocks rich in Mediterranean fauna. Later we arrive at Cala Zimmari next to Punta Milazzese. Quiet anchorage on the sand, in a natural amphitheater in the hills of the island. A unique place to spend a quiet night in the roadstead. An ashore visit to the village and a drink at the Raya, is a must.
We set sail from Milazzese for a swim in Basiluzzo. Splendid islet of cooled lava, in an intense blue sea. Describing the beauty of this place is impossible, you have to live it! In the afternoon navigation to Stromboli resumes, where we arrive after a couple of hours' sailing. We anchor in the stretch of water between Punta Lena and the islet of Strombolicchio. Just below the looming figure of the volcano, that still active. Second peak of the Aeolian Islands, with its 926 meters high. Descent to land with the tender, for a visit to the village and an aperitif based on pizza, focaccia and fried fish and shrimps on the Ingrid terrace, from where we can admire a splendid sunset on the rock of Strombolicchio and the mountains of Calabria in the background. Those who wish and have a suitable physical preparation, can take an excursion to the mouths of the volcano, to admire the incandescent explosions of lava that illuminate the darkness of the night. Boots, helmet and suitable clothing can be rented directly from the guides (mandatory to climb the volcano). There are 900 meters in altitude to be covered in about 3 hours. An effort that is rewarded by the show we can witness. Return late at night directly to the boat, for a night bath that washes away the dust and sweat accumulated during the excursion.
Setting sail early in the morning, we skirt the north west side of Stromboli island, with the "sciara del fuoco". Natural flow of volcanic rocks and lava, which we can admire from the sea but at the right safety distance. We pass Ginostra village and continue sailing towards Salina, with a necessary stop for a swim at the rock “la Nave” of Panarea (opposite side to the day before). After a couple of hours' sailing, we reach Salina island. The green heart of the Aeolian Islands, with the characteristic line created by the figures of the two extinct volcanoes: the third (Monte dei Porri - 860 meters) and the first peak of the Aeolian Islands (Fossa delle Felci - 962 meters). Among vineyards of excellent Aeolian Malvasia and characteristic villages (Santa Marina - Malfa - Leni), we stop for a visit ashore in the beautiful village of Santa Marina, the island's docking port. A walk of slightly more than a kilometer on a scenic road overlooking the sea will lead the crew to Lingua. Southern tip of the island, with a beautiful lake separated from the sea by a thin strip of land and surmounted by a characteristic lighthouse. You will find the crew at anchor waiting for you, not before having tasted together the typical and excellent "pane cunzato" and the delicious Alfredo granitas. Night at anchor.
We are in the "heart" of the Aeolian Islands. We set sail from Lingua to skirt Salina on the south side. We admire Rinella (second landing on the island) and reach the anchorage of Pollara. In this place of devastating beauty, chosen by Troisi and Noiret as the main scenography of the splendid “Il Postino”. Massimo's latest effort, who at the end of filming passed away from the world of global cinema and from the beloved islands. It is possible to swim in these waters, in a wonderful amphitheater of steep coasts, topped by sparse Aeolian houses. We leave in the afternoon for a short sail that will lead us to Filicudi. For those who write, perhaps the most "mystical" island of the archipelago. A swim at Punta Graziano (one of the 10 best beaches in Italy) and we arrive at the small fishing village of Pecorini a Mare. We dock at a buoy reserved for us in front of the village and go ashore to breathe the magical atmosphere of the place and the culinary delicacies of Nonna Rosa, with her banquet full of arancini, fried seafood and local vegetables. All bathed by the excellent wine of the Saloon, amidst laughter and chatter of seafaring adventures of the skippers, in a spontaneous and lively meeting. Those who wish, can end the evening at the Sirena, an historic (and excellent) restaurant in the village overlooking the sea.A reception and assistance center for turtles will be able to give indications and advice on how to recognize and respect them. Not infrequently it will be possible to admire a specimen, which could be assisted and treated at the center before being released. Remember a famous spot of a renowned amaro! It was filmed on this island, in these waters and with these people!
Abandoning Pecorini a Mare is always a panf of emotions for us. But other beauties await us. A short navigation and we arrive at the Bue Marino cave, that hides a beautiful beach of pebbles rounded by the waves. A few hundred meters and we arrive at the "Canna". A 71m lava column that rises out of nowhere in the blue sea, with Alicudi in the background. Alicudi is an incredibly beautiful island but without any landing (except the pier for hydrofoils) or anchorage. Accessible only with perfect weather conditions, it does not present any particular interest from the sea, so we can dedicate ourselves to swimming between the Canna and the Montenassari rock, a splendid example of lava sculpture with a diabolical appearance. A 4 hour sailing takes us to Vulcano. The weather of the day will advise us whether to anchor at the port of Ponente or at the port of Levante. Two symmetrical anchorages divided by the narrow strip of black sand that connects Vulcano to Vulcanello. Once two distinct islands, today joined by the sandy isthmus and an asphalted road that crosses it. Vulcano is an island with two faces. The northern part, low and arid, with numerous outlets for sulfur vapors and thermal baths of sulphurous mud. The southern part, the so-called "plateau", full of trees and crops between the spars and beautiful Aeolian houses characterized by fresh and classic colonnaded porticoes, decorated with white curtains. In the far south, the closest to Sicily, a winding road leads to the fishing village of Gelso, with its black beach and the beautiful lighthouse that marks the southern limit of the archipelago. For those who wish, a pleasant walk of about one and half hour leads to the crater of the extinct volcano but with numerous "fumaroles", from which you can admire a splendid view of all the other islands. End of the day with an aperitif at the Black Sands, where we will spend a pleasant evening and often it will be possible to organize a barbecue on the beach, in collaboration with the crews of other friendly boats.
Unfortunately, the last day of the week arrived. Tonight, we return to the Lipari mooring, but we still have a long day to spend between sun and sea. A short navigation to admire the Grotta del Cavallo and the pool of Venus, on the west side of Vulcano. We cross the Vulcano strait, for a swim and lunch stop in Valle Muria, along the west coast of Lipari. In the afternoon we move to the south side, for a last weekly swim in front of the Vinci beach. From this position, we have a splendid view of the Faraglioni of Lipari and the green banks of Vulcanello, beyond the strait. The week draws to a close, in the late afternoon we set sail for a short navigation to our "refuge" of Buona Fonda, in the Marina Lunga of Lipari. We end the week in an excellent restaurant in the historic center of Lipari, with the wonderful emotions we experienced together in the Aeolus islands in our eyes, minds and hearts.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out is scheduled at 10:00 am after breakfast.
CLASS: PREMIUM PLUS - SUN ODYSSEY 52.2
Sun Odyssey 52.2, designed by Bruce Farr, is the admiral of the French Jeanneau shipyard. Its four big double cabins and four bathrooms make it a very comfortable boat for sailing safely and enjoying its ample spaces on board and outside on the deck.
|Type||Sailing boat - Class Comfort plus|
|Model||Sun Odyssey 52.2|
|Year||2001 (Refit 2014)|
|Sail area||119 sqm|
|Cabins||3 double + 1 crew|
|Berths||6 + 2 crew|
|WC/Shower||3 + 1 crew|
|Extra||Solar panels and watermaker|
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