Hidden Gems

Four Best Walks In The Italian Islands

By Jenny Wilson
on  August 03, 2017

The Italian Islands are home to some of the most spectacular views anywhere in the world and one of the best ways to truly appreciate the natural nuances of each location is to head out on one of the many established walks and trails.

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Fossa delle Felci, Salina

On this somewhat strenuous three-hour walk up mountains and through lush evergreen forest bursting with life and colour, prepare to be wowed with stunning views of Salina’s supremely varied landscape. Out to sea you will see the islands of Alicudi and Filicudi in the distance, and we wholeheartedly recommend sitting for a while and truly soaking in those breath-taking views.

Pianoconte to Quattropani, Lipari

On this 4-hour coastal walk, you can admire incredible views of Salina, Vulcano, Alicudi and Filicudi, spectacular sweeping seascapes, and blankets of wildflowers which look like something from a fairy tale. We recommend carrying a camera with you everywhere on your sailing getaway, but especially so along this walk because we don’t think you’ll want to forget a single second.

Fossa di Vulcano, Vulcano

This moderate 2-hour walk is one of our most recommended Italian Island activities. The gradual climb reveals increasingly incredible views and you certainly won’t be disappointed when you reach the top. From here you’ll see the beautiful white cliffs of Lipari, distant silhouettes of other Aeolian Islands, and some truly overwhelming views out over the ocean. If all that wasn’t enough, you can also walk around the crater, taking in the awe-inspiring views which will have you marvelling at the beauty of our natural environment.

Hike Stromboli Volcano on Your Sailing Getaway

This six-hour walk is strenuous, but worth every second. As you walk through varied vegetation, which transforms into a spectacular ash covered barren landscape as you near the summit, your guide will be on hand to point out notable features, as well as providing background information on the area and mythology associated with this stunning part of the world. At the summit, you’ll see six active craters and unforgettable views out over the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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