At Eolus' place

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

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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 is consists of 7 main volcanoes – some of them even active – arising from the sea to create a majestic yet intimate landscape: this is the perfect playground for sailing or enjoying the sunset at anchor.

If every island is different, Filicudi is a pearl among such wonders. Wild, scarcely populated yet chosen by a surprising community of international artists, it conceals an almost magical energy that stems perhaps from its central role in prehistoric trades. The archaeological site known as Capo Graziano witnesses all this, with incredible open-air findings and a dive spot with an astonishing underwater itinerary.

The island has a huge yet poorly-known underwater charm. Indeed, it won’t be hard to spot sea turtles or dolphins thanks to our friends who run the local association Filicudi Wildlife Conservation.

Finally, many trekking hikes allow to explore Filicudi’s volcanic apparatus. They snake among abandoned village, breath-taking views, and ancestral dry walls, with the other islands and its majesty the Etna in the background.

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 canyons: Filicudi is a wonderful spot despite (and this is great for us!) not many divers know it.

Capo Milazzo’s is the youngest Marine Protected Area in Italy as it has been 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 a growing quantity 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 for surprising night dives.