Hidden Gems

The Most Romantic Islands In Sicily

By Jenny Wilson
on  March 28, 2017

Protected by UNESCO, the volcanic Aeolian Islands are located in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the north-eastern coast of Sicily. Named after Aeolus, the demigod of the winds, the Aeolian Islands welcome visitors into a little slices of paradise.

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Volcanic Vulcano

Making an instant impression with its smoking crater and strong sulphuric scent, Vulcano may not immediately spring to mind as a romantic destination, but be prepared to be surprised. Indulge in the island’s famous hot springs and relaxing mud baths before strolling along a volcanic beach and enjoying the peace and quiet of this island paradise.

Cruise into Salina on Your Sailing Getaway

Bursting with life and vibrancy, Salina’s freshwater springs support stunning wildflower meadows, dense woods, caper bushes, olive trees and sprawling grape vines. Explore the characterful architecture before sitting down for a romantic meal where you can enjoy a glass of the island’s celebrated white wine and sample some of their famous olive oil.

Sail into Stromboli

The island’s volcano has been consistently active for more than 2,000 years, and as a result Stromboli is often referred to as the Lighthouse of the Mediterranean. Retaining its ancient beauty, it’ll only be a few moments into your visit before you might begin to understand why Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini got so swept up in the romance of this special island.

Picture Perfect Panarea

If you’re looking for a slice of luxury and exclusivity on your summer sailing getaway, Panarea is the destination for you. Put on your most fashionable summery attire for a wander around the island’s romantic streets, visit the thermal springs, scuba dive amongst a shipwreck and, if you’re lucky, you’ll see some dolphins leaping through the waves.

Find Time for Yourself in Filicudi

The tranquillity of this nine square kilometre island is matched only by its beauty. Filicudi is naturally wild, with an atmosphere that will soon leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Enjoy fresh seafood in one of the island’s charming eateries before sitting back and admiring the glorious view.

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