Planning to visit the Aeolian Islands soon? Read Antoine de Cherade’s selection of 10 things to see or do during your trip in this magnificent volcanic archipelago!
Sicily is a destination unlike any other. It is infused with rich culture, incredible cuisine and gorgeous sites including 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites. To get to Sicily from the UK, the most convenient mode of transport is via plane. Sicily has three main airports (Palermo Falcone-Borsellino, Trapani Vincenzo Florio, and Catania Vicenzo Bellini). There are direct flights, for example, from London Gatwick to Catania via British Airways as well as from Dublin to Trapani via Ryan Air. For accommodation, it…
It’s no easy feat to reach the Aeolian Islands, a tranquil, unspoiled archipelago north of Sicily beloved by travelers since Homeric times, but once
Like many of our trips, this one started out with a simple musing: “I wonder if they have any hot springs in Sicily.” We’re passionate about hot springs. One of our favorites was the Saturnia hot springs in Italy, so revisiting the country made us want to search out another. And last year we visited a hot springs inside a volcano. We figured since they have volcanoes in Italy, maybe we would get lucky, but had no idea it would lead us to the Vulcano Island mud baths.
I remember the day Laura asked me the question, “Did you know they have sulfur hot springs on an island off Sicily?” I’d spent all my time trying to find a hot springs on the island of Sicily that the rest of the country really wasn’t on my radar. I certainly hadn’t heard of an island chain call the Aeolians. And then she dropped the bombshell. “But they really aren’t natural springs pools – they are hot mud baths.” And just like that, we had a new mission and the Vulcano mud baths were on the agenda.
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A luxury yacht charter is the ultimate way to visit the great UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Mediterranean. Disembark by day to wander the villages of Amalfi, hike Sicily’s volcanoes, or walk the walls of Dubrovnik, before returning to your yacht, chatting excitedly about the wonders you’ve seen, dining on deck as the yacht gets underway for the next incredible UNESCO site.
Here are our 10 top yachting destinations that will astonish with their UNESCO-listed treasures, from ancient temples to modern architecture and landscapes of breathtaking natural beauty.
1. Cinque Terre and Tuscany, Italy
The UNESCO listed Cinque Terre National Park enchants with its five pastel-painted fishing villages strung along the steep coast, green terraces of olives and grapes, and colourful fishing boats bobbing in tiny harbours.