At Eolus' place

CAPO D’ORLANDO – FILICUDI and AEOLIAN ISLANDS – CAPO MILAZZO

At Aeolus' place, Sailing Bubbles itinerary © Il cielo in una sogliola

When: September – October
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Boarding and disembarking: Capo d’Orlando

Check in: Saturday at 16:00
Check out: Saturday at 10:00

Available activities: sailing, scuba diving, freediving, snorkeling, trekking, kayaking, archeological tours, food and wine tasting

At Aeolus' place, Sailing Bubbles itinerary © Il cielo in una sogliola

When: September – October
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Boarding and disembarking: Capo d’Orlando

Check in: Saturday at 16:00
Check out: Saturday at 10:00

Available activities: sailing, scuba diving, freediving, snorkeling, trekking, kayaking, archeological tours, food and wine tasting

Capo d'Orlando

You will board at the new and well-equipped Capo d’Orlando Marina, on the northeastern coast of Sicily. Because of its position, this is the best departure point for the Aeolian Islands, especially the westernmost ones. But beware not to underestimate the beauty of its cliffs and its wide beaches…

Filicudi and Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Archipelago consists of 7 main volcanoes – some of them still active – arising from the sea to create a majestic yet intimate landscape: a perfect playground for sailing or enjoying the nights at anchor.

Yet every island is different. We love to step over in Alicudi, the most extreme one, for more or less challenging hikes and surprising dinners directly at the welcoming locals’ houses. Filicudi, just as wild, conceals an almost magical energy that stems from its prehistoric trades, witnessed by the incredible Capo Graziano archaeological site that we adore visiting. And then the famous Pollara bay in Salina, Lipari‘s Faraglioni, and a crazy kayaking row in Vulcano. Plus, if not too crowded, a tour to Panarea and Stromboli.

Filicudi is our diving destination, the most renowned of the Archipelago. Only volcanoes can offer such a great bio- and geological diversity: the underwater charm will awe you although still poorly-known. 

Capo Milazzo

When hordes of tourists take the ferry to the Aeolian Islands in Milazzo, they ignore that its promontory (Capo Milazzo) is perhaps just as beautiful as the archipelago in front of it. The crowds don’t come here, then, missing the wonderful rocky cape and the ancient-flavored, old fortified town known as Cittadella with its great Castle.

Many ignore its underwater secrets too. A number of shallows house endless fields of gorgonians and a growing quantity of fish as a result to the creation in 2019 of a Marine Protected Area.

In a nutshell, you’ll be amazed!

Underwater

Underwater, the island of Filicudi is mostly renowned for the shallow called Secca di Capo Graziano. This site hosts an underwater archaeological itinerary with findings from II century B.C. all the way to a Spanish galleon from XVII century, all being surrounded by impressive sea life.

Actually, though, this is not it! There are shallows for every level around the island, and caves, and walls full of gorgonians: Filicudi is a wonderful spot despite (and this is great for us!) not many divers know it.

The young Capo Milazzo Marine Protected Area was created in 2019. 

Located in the northern part of the lovely rocky cape, Secca di Ponente and a number of other shallows house endless fields of gorgonians and an impressive amount of fish.

Our friends at Blunauta Diving Center are exceptionally located in a bay at just centimeters from the sea: a perfect spot for beginners and surprising night dives.