Encompassing a diverse mix of history and culture with stunning landscape scenery and intriguing hilltop villages, this Mediterranean Island boasts a melting pot of cultures. Although Sicily is an Italian island, it maintains a thoroughly independent sense of identity and has been profoundly influenced by a fusion of European, African and Asian cultures. This wonderfully scenic island boasts stunning natural beauty which is complemented by the warm and friendly people.

Located between mainland Italy and Tunisia, Italy’s largest island boasts an intriguing history and exotic flare. The beautiful Sicilian countryside offers idyllic rural retreats whereas the hustle and bustle of Sicily’s capital of Palermo features fantastic boutique shopping opportunities, baroque churches, and the beautiful Norman cathedral which offers unmissable awe-inspiring views. Built around a stunning natural harbour the imperial Palermo is rich in cultural history and charm.

Visit the picture-perfect hilltop town of Taormina, teetering above the coastline on atop Mount Tauro and bustling with restaurants and chic boutiques the buzz of this historical town is tangible. Set against a backdrop of astounding natural wonder, Mount Etna dominates the skyline whilst overlooking the hilltop town. Snow-capped and elusive, the volcanic mountain is one of Sicily’s most notorious sights and has been known to wreak havoc on Catania below. The second largest city to Palermo, Catania sits at the foot of Mount Etna and boasts a medieval experience and an abundance of historic treasures.

Sicily is brimmed with iconic sights and ancient ruins which allude to the eventful history of a time passed. With beautifully preserved Greek temples to be adored in Agrigento and Selinunte and the extraordinary Necropolis of Pantalica to be explored, there are endless opportunities to soak up the ancient history of Sicily whilst the awe-inspiring natural beauty will leave you astounded.

For beach lovers, Sicily offers endless stretches of golden sands with one of the finest beaches being San Vito Lo Capo. Set in a curving bay and surrounding by stunning mountain scenery, the San Vito Lo Capo is a haven for lovers of sun, sea and sand. The Zingaro Nature Reserve lies at one end of the beach, boasting one of the most beautiful parts of Sicily with an assortment of trails leading to deserted coves.

Packed full of art treasures, stunning sights and historical landmarks, Sicily is not only famed for its ancient sites and beautiful beaches, but also for the mouth-watering cuisine and welcoming hospitality. The semi-tropical climate means the Sicilian landscape consists of lemon groves and pine forests, miles of glittering coastlines, quaint fishing villages and towering mountains framed by the dazzling blue sky.

8 Days Discovering Sicily And The Aeolian Islands (8 days)

Find out why the Aeolian Islands and Sicily are so fondly regarded by the Superyachtset by following this week-long itinerary. Stopping at all of the most attractive spots, you can be assured of a truly unforgettable experience.

day 1

Palermo – Filicudi

Get your yacht charter off to an incredible start by embarking in the sun-drenched city of Palermo to set out on a leisurely cruise for the Aeolian Islands. Filicudi is a largely unspoilt island in the Aeolian Island group, peppered with charming villages and local restaurants. Take an afternoon walk in the peaceful wilderness and take advantage of the fantastic snorkelling in and around the caves along the rocky coastline.

Filicudi – Panarea

Panarea is just 3km long, and is known for its understated chic. During the day anchor near the Cala Junco beach and relax on board your luxury charter yacht. After the sun sets the island comes alive so head to Bar Del Porto for an early evening drink then on to Hotel Raya for breath-taking views and a taste of the islands lively nightlife.
day 2

day 3

Panarea – Stromboli – Panarea

Enjoy the day in Panarea or head to the tiny islet of Basiluzzo for lunch at anchor and a swim in the warm waters. As evening falls you will be anchored off Stromboli to enjoy nature’s spectacular firework show – the eruption of the active volcano on the island followed by a cruise back to Panarea for the night.

Panarea – Salina

Salina is a lush and fertile island, home to the desert wine Malvasia and famous for being the set of the film Il Postino. The island is also famous for its plump and delicious capers, so much so there is a festival in their honour at the beginning of June on the island’s Pollara beach. Head ashore and sample some of the islands delicious local produce at one of the many restaurants.
day 4

day 5

Salina – Lipari

Lipari is the largest and most popular island in the Aeolians. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Filippino, then head to the Aeolian Archaeological Museum, packed full of treasures from antiquity, or enjoy a swim in the azure waters just off Spiaggia Bianca.

Lipari – Vulcano

Your last Aeolian Island stop is Vulcano, a barren rugged island popular for its mud baths and thermal springs
day 6

day 7

Vulcano - Palermo

Cruise back to Palermo or nearby. Although popular with tourists, delve a little deeper and you will parts that seem to step back in time with the almost souk-like markets, and the winding narrow streets spilling out onto grand piazzas that hint at a bygone era.


Enjoy a long leisurely breakfast before disembarking at noon.
day 8

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