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From Milazzo: Lipari and Vulcano Day Trip

1. From Milazzo: Lipari and Vulcano Day Trip

See the stunning Aeolian Archipelago on a day trip to the islands of Vulcano and Lipari from Milazzo. Take a boat to Lipari and go on a walk in the Old Town. Then, sail to the UNESCO-listed chain of volcanic islands. Enjoy a mud bath in Vulcano, swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea, or relax on the beach.  Discover the 2 beautiful Liparian Islands north of the coast of Sicily. Begin your tour in the morning at the Port of Milazzo and set out along the foothills of Capo Milazzo to Lipari. Explore the land with its wonderful old town and archaeological park. Walk down the little streets and wander into tiny shops. Admire the impressive needle- and cone-shaped rock formations of Faraglioni, Pope John Cliff, the Angels' Grotto, and the Mummy Cliff. Then return to your ship and continue on to the island of Vulcano. Relax here in the sulfuric mud spa or on the dreamlike black sand beach, or enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. On your way back to Milazzo, enjoy one last view of the picturesque town of Gelso with its antique lighthouse.

Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

2. Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

Your tour will begin when you meet your captain and board your boat at the Port of Giardini Naxos before setting sail on an unforgettable adventure. Your first stop will be at the Bay of Spisone, where you’ll have the chance to take your first swim of the day and to snorkel independently. You’ll marvel at the stunning stone islets that emerge from the waters and the Atlantis Bay hotel built in Gaudi style. Next, you’ll set sail to Mazzarò Bay, widely considered one of the true treasures of the Sicilian and Taormina coasts. You’ll then stop off at Isola Bella, a historical pearl of Taormina, where you’ll have the chance to explore the Blue Grotto and to discover its gorgeous reflections of light. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Taormina, you'll then be served a tasty selection of local cold cuts, cheeses, and seasonal fruit, all washed down with a fine local white wine. Finally, you’ll have the chance to take another swim before beginning your journey back to the Port of Naxos Gardens.

From Giardini Naxos: Taormina Private Yacht Tour

3. From Giardini Naxos: Taormina Private Yacht Tour

Expereince one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world from the water with this private yacht tour from Giardini Naxos. Swim or snorkel in the famous Isola Bella nature reserve, or simply to sip a glass of prosecco paired with local fruits.  Hop aboard a comfortable yacht and meet your skipper. Take off on an unforgettable day away from crowded beaches to quiet coves. Capture pictures of stunning views of Taormina from a privileged point of view, aboard a prestigious cabin cruiser. Disembark in one of the many seaside restaurants. Let yourself be rocked by the waves in the middle of the bay where they moor the most beautiful yachts in the world, Savor exquisite fresh fruit, selected daily just for you, which grows on the trees of the volcano. The Etna volcano which in this splendid tour will be the setting for the whole day.

Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

4. Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

Day 1 After getting picked up at Catania Airport, enjoy a welcome aperitif in the company of your local guide in Catania. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the city during which you will see iconic landmarks such as the Duomo Square, The cathedral fi Saint Agatha, Roman Amphitheatre, and Bellini Park. Day 2 Start your day with a light trek on Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. After your trek, re-energize with a traditional Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant. You will also be able to sample some local wines from the Etna region. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the town of Taormina at your own pace before heading up to Castelmola, where you can sample the region's famous almond wine served with delicious biscuits. Finish the day by watching the breathtaking sunset in the village of Savoca, one of Italy's prettiest villages and the setting for the Godfather movie. Day 3 Today, enjoy a guided tour of the city of Syracuse, including a visit to the island of Ortigia. Here, admire landmarks such as the Cathedral of Saint Lucy, Caravaggio, Archimedes Square, and the Fountain of Aretusa. Afterward, move onto Neapolis Archaeological Park where you can admire the Latomie del Paradiso, Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheatre, and  The Ear of Dionysius. Stop for lunch in the town of Noto, a baroque-style town with elegant churches and sprawling palaces. In the afternoon, enjoy a chocolate-making masterclass in the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily before heading to the picture-perfect town of Ragusa Ibla, where you will spend the night. Day 4 Start your day at the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, where one of the largest and richest collections of Roman mosaics in the world awaits you. Afterward, head to the Valley of Temples, where you will discover one of the greatest examples of Greater Greece's art and architecture. Enjoy some free time to explore this sprawling temple complex, with 7 ancient Greek temples. Day 5 In the morning, head to the coastal town of Marsala to sample the town's namesake wine. Learn how to differentiate this unique fortified wine by its amber color and unique scent. In the afternoon, head to the Trapani Salt Museum. Here, learn more about salt production methods in the area and admire a unique landscape dotted with over 100 mills, some of which are still in function. Finish the day with a stroll around the medieval town of Erice, a historic and charming town located in the Sicilian hills. Day 6 Today, you will be visiting the towns of Palermo and Monreale, both of which are famous for their Byzantine-style mosaics. In Palermo, visit the 12th-century cathedral and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant history and culture. In Monreale, admire the fine mosaics in the town's great Norman cathedral. Afterward, take in panoramic views of the surrounding valley, filled with orange, olive and almond trees. Day 7 Spend your last day in Sicily at the seaside town of Cefalu. Spend a few hours getting lost in a maze of tiny streets and ice-cream shops before heading Castelbuono, a picturesque village hidden in the Madonie Mountains. Get dropped off back at the airport at the end of your trip.

Giardini Naxos: Aeolian Islands of Lipari and Vulcano Tour

5. Giardini Naxos: Aeolian Islands of Lipari and Vulcano Tour

Discover paradise on earth on a full-day tour of Sicily’s Aeolian Islands north of the mainland in the archipelago of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Following a pick-up from the meeting point in Giardini Naxos, cross by ferry to Lipari, the largest of the island group. Created by successive volcanic activity, the unique geology of the island includes steaming fumeroles and quarries of pumice stone. Wander among whitewashed houses, and see the remains of the old Greek walls. Get panoramic views of the volcanic landscape, and soak up the laid back vibe that has attracted fashion designers and pop stars seeking a retreat from the spotlight. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the ribbon of 7 islands in the Aeolian group took their name from the Greek god of the winds. The most aptly named of the islands in Vulcano, where you can enjoy a bath in the therapeutic volcanic mud, swim from the black sands beaches of the south, or charter a boat to La Grotta del Cavallo.

From Lipari: 7-Day Aeolian Islands Sailboat Tour

6. From Lipari: 7-Day Aeolian Islands Sailboat Tour

Primadonna Floating Lounge offers you a real life at sea experience. Onboard a beautiful 13.5 m sailing boat, with 7 guests capacity (+2 crew) When? 3 Week option 1 from June 24th to July 01st 2 From July 01st to 08th 3 From July 08th to 15th Where ? Exploration of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily We will be sailing from Lipari/Milazzo to Panarea, Salina, Stromboli, Flicudi, Alicudi and back to Lipari/Milazzo. Who? Mario Pedone, captain of Primadonna since 2015 & his partner in adventure, Aurélie Mollot. Fluent in Italian, English, French, Spanish. How? Options of private boat or shared holidays. On the shared option: travelers from all over the World will be welcomed onboard to share our cultures and our passion for the SEA. Sailing among sunrises and sunsets, living the magic of this life. Follow the Sun ... with Primadonna ... Full itinerary: Day 1 Embarking from 19h00 at Lipari Harbor Day 2 We will be sailing to Panarea island. While it is the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea is the most famous for two specific reasons: the first of these is that Mother Nature was bountifully generous with this island. The other reason is that it is among the most popular destinations for celebrities and billionaires alike. We will have a stop on the island to visit, walk around, eat an Italian Gelato... Day 3. Sailing to the magical Stromboli and its dark volcanic beaches, option of trekking to get as near as possible to the Volcano eruptions. Observation at night from the boat of the sensational eruptions. Day 4. Salina is the second-largest island of the archipelago (roughly 26 square kilometers of surface), and is considered with Panarea as the chic options to visit. It has a poetic charm very special. In fact, in 2019, Salina was awarded the title of most beautiful island in Italy by CNN. We will not miss Pollara Beach that was made famous by the film masterpiece that was set on the island of Salina: Il Postino. Day 5. Filicudi Island. Among the most beautiful excursions in the archipelago, we will navigate the circumnavigation of the island to see the Grotta del bue marino, the faraglione La canna, the islets of the Elephantand Montenassari, and the Scoglio della fortuna. Day 6. The island of Alicudi is the least inhabited and one of the smallest of the Aeolian Islands. It is rugged and wild in the middle of a deep blue and crystal clear sea. Day 7. Disembarking til 09h00 at Lipari Harbor.

Taormina: Private Isola Bella Yacht Cruise with Blue Cave

7. Taormina: Private Isola Bella Yacht Cruise with Blue Cave

Wonderful experience admiring the beautiful coast of Taormina. We will meet our guests at the Port of Giardini Naxos. We will start our navigation towards Villagonia, which is located under the rocky promontory of Taormina. This is the perfect place for snorkelers as this headland boasts beautiful "natural pools" and caves with azure water filled with a spectacular variety of fish. After we will reach the beautiful Isola Bella with its Nature Reserve, Atlantis Bay, Blue Grotto, Mazzarò Bay. We will drop anchor in one of the beautiful bays where we will be able to swim and have free time to relax in a place that cannot be reached from the coast. Lunch in one of the fantastic restaurants on the beach of Isola Bella accessible from the sea (not included in the price). We will return to the port of Giardini Naxos and disembark.

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Be sure to hike up to the church, plaza and viewpoints at the top of the hill when you get to the town on Lipari island. One takes the right road off the plaza after one gets off the boat rather than the left one which takes one to a fairly uninteresting tourist street. It is quite an adventure up on top of the hill. There are also a few archaeological museums up there. However, we were happy just walking around and exploring and looking at the views over the cliffs. On the island of Volcano we just crossed the island which is about 150 m across, went to the beach on the right side of the road and rented two reclining chairs with an umbrella. They had change rooms which were nice. The water was absolutely delightful. It is definitely worth the five euros per person to rent the reclining chairs and umbrella. So the fun and excitement of exploring a very old town is complemented by a relaxing time swimming at the beach.

Better boat trip than expected as made a circuit around Volcano and pulled in very close to give everyone a great view of coastal rock features. Ran well to time and provides enough time to look around the centre of Lipari and then have beach time / snorkel on Volcano.

Nous avons pas pu avoir axisz de temps à lipari. On court après la montre. C'est trop court. Volcano une plage magnifique avec l'odeur du souffre.

Everything perfect, very kind also the speaker who has also worked as a tour guide on the islands

lovely day island hopping. lots of free time on islands