WINE AND CUISINE OF THE SEVEN VOLCANOES
- Тип Тура - Gourmet Tours
- Место проведения - Italy, Vulcano
- Продолжительность - 8 дней/ 7 ночей
- Доступен на языках - EN / IT / RU
- Стоимость Тура - 1890 EURO*
GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS SICILY: VULCANO, LIPARI, SALINA, PANAREA, STROMBOLI, FILICUDI, ALICUDI
- 6 night accommodation in Resort 5*
- 1 night accommodation in Hotel 4*
- 7 breakfast
- 6 gourmet tasting beverage included
- Private transfers from the airport.to Milazzo (2 ways) made by English speaking chauffeur
- Transfers by hydrofoil to all islands
- Excursions as in program
- English speaking guide assistance during the excursions
- Anything not listed in the package include
- extras and tips
Up on arrival at airport of Catania you will meet the escort drive that will transfer you to Milazzo.
In Milazzo landing on hydrofoil to Vulcano (45 m).
Up on arrival to Vulcano island you will be transferred to Therasia Resort & SPA 5 *. The Resort is located in Vulcanello and has direct access to the sea, wellness center, restaurants and an amazing swimming pool, and a breathtaking view of other islands.
Check-in and welcome drink at reception.
Free time and dinner at leisure.
Overnight in the hotel
Vulcano island: (Volcano (Hierà), is the closest island to Sicily, is located 12 miles off Cape Milazzo and Lipari is separate from a small canal off just over a mile. Its name derives from the Roman god and is composed of volcanoes Lentia, Piano, Vulcanello and Fossa, the most active of the four. The island is characterized by perennial manifestations of volcanic, very popular with tourists who come here also to enjoy the hot mud and fumaroles for cures and useful primarily for the treatment of rheumatism and skin diseases. The characteristic odor of sulfur, which is also used for inhalation therapy, becomes more intense if you take advantage of the opportunity to go hiking - unforgettable - the Crater to the pit, surrounded by ""geysers"", emissions of sulfur vapors escaping from the Earth's surface).
Breakfast in the hotel.
Sightseeing tour by private car around the island of Vulcano – familiarity with the history of the archipelago , the island of Vulcano .
Stops to the most beautiful panoramic views from which there will be breathtaking views of all the islands of the archipelago and the coast of Sicily.
Visit a farm producer of «Ricotta di Vulcano» – The farm is still managed by a family that continues the ancient traditions of making cottage cheese on the island, using only natural fermentation and conservation – salt, oil and time. Tasting of different kinds of cheese, olives, dry tomatoes, local wine and homemade bread.
Return to hotel.
Free time to visit the mood pool with thermal springs to take a bath which is very health for the body.
Dinner at leisure.
Overnight in the hotel
Lipari island: (The island of Lipari, in the Greek language indicated by the name of Meligunis, is the largest archipelago and has about 10,000 inhabitants. The tourist sees since his arrival the fortified town and the Town Hall, established in the former Franciscan monastery. At his feet are perhaps the two most famous bays: Marina Corta, with the Church of the Souls of Purgatory and the seventeenth-century Church of St. Joseph and Marina Lunga, the largest port. The soil of the island is of volcanic tuff, obsidian and pumice, and its coasts are characterized by cliffs and sea stacks that many face. The oldest rocks dating emerged about 225,000 years ago and volcanic phenomena are now limited to a modest activity in the presence of fumaroles and hot springs, like those of the thermal spring of ""Terme di San Calogero"").
Breakfast at the hotel .
Departure by hydrofoil to Lipari (10 minutes navigation).
Up on arrival to Lipari we starts by private car a tour around the island. From the center we go toward the mountain for a first stop to Quattrocchi to enjoy a breathtaking view of the island of Vulcano and Sicily.
We continue to reach Terme di San Calogero a Greek-Roman thermal springs to visit a museum and the stoves from which still flows water at 58 °.
We than continue toward the village of Quattropani to have a tasting at typical Aeolian restaurant – Light lunch on the rooftop terrace with spectacular views of Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi (lunch will be based on Aeolians appetizers).
After lunch we continue the route toward the village of Acquacalda and we stop at the quarries, the oldest eruption of lava that created the black obsidian and white pumice.
Departure toward Canneto village (the biggest beach of all islands) and we end the tour in Lipari center.
Free time in Lipari center for shopping or dinner at leisure.
In the evening return to Vulcano by hydrofoil and return to the hotel.
Panarea island: (Panarea is the second smallest (after Basiluzzo) of the eight Aeolian Islands, a volcanic island chain north of Sicily. It is a frazione of the comune of Lipari. There are currently about 280 residents living on the island year-round; however the population increases dramatically in summer with the influx of tourists. In recent years, the island has become known internationally for its celebrity visitors.
Breakfast at the hotel – departure by hydrofoil to Panarea (1 hour navigation).
Up on arrival in Panarea you will have a panoramic tour of the islands trough the small streets of the islands by small electric car.
After the tour – light lunch based on Granita (typical ice cream) with brioches.
Free time to have a walk to the center of the village whch is full of luxurious boutiques.
Deaprture to Vulcano and return to the hotel.
Dinner at leisure.
Salina island: (Salina (Didyme), is the greenest island of the Aeolian archipelago. Its name comes from the salt mines exploited in ancient times a lake, an abandoned village of Language. The island of Salina is composed of three distinct autonomous municipalities of Santa Marina, Malfa and Leni. Lingua, Pollara, Rinella, Torricella Val di Chiesa, Are important fractions of the Isle. In Pollara you can see, at a distance, the house where was shot the film ""Il Postino"", with Philippe Noiret in the part of Pablo Neruda and the unforgettable Massimo Troisi in the mailman. Besides its natural beauty and the home of ""Il Postino"", the island is renowned for the production of ""capers"" and ""Malvasia"", a distinctive wine with a very sweet flavor and aroma derived from raisins, vaguely similar to raisin).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure by hydrofoil to Salina (40 minutes navigation).
Up on arrival in the village of Santa Marina, you will have a panoramic tour around the island by private car.
During the tour we will visit an ancient church (Madonna del Terzito) the name of the church come from a legend based on a story by apparition of the Virgin Mary that sounded the bells.
We will go toward the village of Malfa and than we stop to adimire breathtaking view of Pollara, the ancient volcano of Salina where was filmed the famous movie with Massimo Troisi, Il Postino.
We than depart toward Lingua village. There we you will have a lunch to a restaurant overlooking the sea.
The lunch is based on PANI CUNZATU, a local bread toasted with above ingredients Aeolian that you can choice from; mozzarella, capers, tomatoes, cottage cheese, capers, tuna fish.
After lunch we go back to Santa Marina village for a free time to the shopping street.
In the late afternoon departure by hydrofoil to Vulcano.
Return to the hotel.
Dinner at leisure.
Filicudi island: (Filicudi is situated 30–50 km northeast of the island of Sicily. It is a frazione of the comune of Lipari. Its total area is 9.5 km2. There are several small villages on the island, which include Pecorini Mare and Valdichiesa. Filicudi's lands are capable of producing wine, olive oil, grain, and vegetables. In 1997, three quarters, approximately of Filicudi was turned into a Natural Reserve. The highest point is Monte Fossa Felci. Other points include Monte Montagnola and Monte Terrione. At Capo Graziano are the remains of a Bronze Age village dating back to the second millennium BCE. Off the coast, the volcanic finger-like rock of La Canna rises about 74 metres above the sea).
Alicudi is the westernmost of the eight islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago, a volcanic island chain north of sicily. The island is about 40 km west of Lipari, has a total area of 5.2 km2 and is roughly circular. Today there are around 120 inhabitants who mostly live off fishing, or the small agriculture of the island. On the island there are no means of transport, the only way to transport goods on the houses and manually or with donkeys.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure by hydrofoil to Filicudi (1.30 h navigation).
Passing between the Faraglioni and leaving right Salina.
When we reach the drive along until the Grotta del Bue Marino , where can have a memorable swim. Broken down then we're going to see the stacks : Montenassari Giafante and especially "La Canna" a very special nek volcanic 85m high . At the port , we disembark to have a lunch at local restaurant overlooking the sea,
The lunch will be based n appetizers plus first or second course strait made with local vegetables. After lunch break we start again on direction of Alicudi the less populated island of the archipelago , which has remained untouched by mass tourism. Walking along the trail that runs through you back in time (suggested a unforgetble swim).
Return to Vulcano On return light lunch at reastaurant overlooking the sea based on a dish of pasta di Filicudi made only by local ingredients.
Departure by hydrofoil to Vulcano.
Dinner at leisure.
Stomboli island: (The island of Stromboli in the Aeolian archipelago is the latest to have emerged from the sea, and is caught by the town of Lipari. Characterized as all the Aeolian volcanic origin, the appearance of the island was probably preceded by the birth of Strombolicchio, a small volcano situated about a mile from the island. Stromboli is the most active volcanoes in Europe, whose volcanic activity, which lasted uninterrupted for millennia, is manifested through a continuous and constant repetition of explosions from the vents, coming out of fountains of lava and ash, which usually roll along ""La Sciara"". The volcano and its eruptive activity, is experienced by the islanders as a supernatural presence and its proximity to man has earned him the nickname ""Iddu"". The volcanic phenomena can be observed from close range on a hiking on the slopes of the volcano, lasting a few hours. The unforgettable spectacle of the volcano, erupting lava, clouds of gas and emits impressive rumbles, it can also be seen from the sea, however, preferably in the evening).
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.
Departure by hydrofoil to Stromboli island.
Up on the arrival you will be transferred at Hotel 4*.
The hotel is located 10 meters from their own beach.
Free relax time.
In the afternoon you will have a panoramic tour around the village from it’s small streets with an electric car.
Tasting of arancini and beer at restaurant In the evening (previous reservation) you can have dinner at leisure on the Observatory located at 400 m above the sea.
From the restaurant you can enjoy fine food and eat on light candels while you admire the eruption and it’s lava explosions of the most active volcano in the world.
Return to the hotel and overnight
Breakfast in the hotel
Hydrofoil to Milazzo and private transfer to the airport