Idyllically located in a secluded inlet, the Portoferraio Marina has always been known as one of the safest and cosiest docks of the Mediterranean Sea. The village itself seems to wrap and cuddle the harbour, as if it wanted to tell the sailors that the harbour is going to be a nice and safe place for them, full of attentions and wonders, where the miracle of the nature and of the sea melt together with the impressive though graceful buildings. The services provided by the harbour are a gem fitting perfectly the history of the place and the symbol of the careful and meticulous welcome of the seafaring people
The wharf dock is reserved for liners and related commercial operations. The iron pier is reserved for line hydrofoils. In the remaining quay it is allowed the mooring of pleasure boats, fishing and traffic as regulated by the Ord. n ° 46/2005 of Circomare Lipari. Along the shoreline south of the hydrofoil jetty two seasonal piers (from May to October) to “L”, at a distance of 100 m from each other, have been placed in concession to the “Baia Levante Nautical Center” of Natalino Falanga.
Seabed: on the quay from 3 to 20 m.
Radio: vhf channel 16, vhf channel 14 (Centro Nautico Baia Levante).
Telephone: Nautical Center Baia Levante of Natalino Falanga, Vulcano port of levante, cell .: +39 393.9151901 +39 339 3372795 +39 366 7362831, email: email@example.com, www.baialevante.it
Moorings: 150 (Baia Levante Nautical Center).
Maximum length: 70 m (Baia Levante Nautical Center).
The port is located in the north of Porto Levante and is owned by the company S.I.R.T.E. srl and managed by the same. It consists of a seasonal 45-meter jetty and a buoys field that extends over a water mirror of about 1500 square meters.
Hours of access: from 07.00 to 21.00.
Headlights and lights: white light headlight on the pier head.
Seabed: at the dock from 0.7 to 12 m.
Radio: vhf channel 13.
Telephone: Marina di Vulcanello, Vulcano, 98050 Messina, tel .: +39 090 9852221, mobile: +39 333 3774862 +39 389 8325985, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.marinadivulcanello.com
Maximum length: 40 m
The pontoon of Pecorini, located south of the main mountain complex at the homonymous village, is a good berth for boaters, who can take advantage of a pier of 45 m and 10 m wide with a bottom of 8 m in the sides of 4 – 5 m. It is a good shelter for the winds of the I and IV quadrant, while it is completely exposed to those coming from the II and III quadrant. The only services available in the adjacent area are: crane, storage, mooring and waste collection.
You can moor small pleasure boats.
To the north of Capo Graziano there is a cove called Porto, where a 55 meter long and 12 meter wide concrete pier has been built, equipped with bollards and fenders for mooring small boats.
The port area is equipped with a fuel distributor, a slipway, cranes, water outlets, electricity and, in addition, mooring, storage and waste collection services are provided. West side (left side, looking from the sea) is reserved for the mooring of pleasure boats, traffic and fishing.
Hours of access: continuous.
Backdrops: from 0.5 to 5 m in the head to the pier.
The Scalo has a small pier of about 10 m with a bottom in the head of 1.50 m usable only by boats with modest draft.
Unfortunately, the area adjacent to the pier has no services connected to navigation, there are neither supplies of water and fuel, nor camps buoys. There are crane services, waste collection, mail, a public telephone and some small food that sells basic necessities. As already mentioned, the visit to the westernmost islands of the archipelago is necessarily more naturalistic and exploratory than the glamorous features of other islands such as Panarea.
Hours of access: continuous.
Headlights and lights: 3304 (E 1784) – white flash lighthouse, 3 sec period, 10 m range at the end of the pier
Seabed: 10 at the bottom of the pier, 1.5 in the mooring area
Radio: vhf channel 16.
Pianosais an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is part of the Tuscan Archipelago in the national park of the same name. It is located about 13 km south-west from the island of Elba, to which it is connected during the tourist season with regular navigation services, and all year round with Rio Marina and Piombino.
In 1856 the agricultural penal colonyof Pianosa was established by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and sentenced prisoners destined to work in the fields were sent to the island. The prison remained active during the fascist era and was finally closed in 2011.
The island fauna is represented by about thirty sea birds that nest in Pianosa. Some of these are the very rare Corsican gull, the lesser and greater berta and the peregrine falcon. Off the coast of Pianosa it is possible to spot dolphins, while meetings with the turtle Caretta Caretta or, as in the rest of the Tuscan Archipelago, with the monk seal, are increasingly rare.
The Aeolian Islands offer countless exploration opportunities for nature lovers. Here are some of our guided tours:
Leaving behind the vineyards and capers of Salina you will discover that the “green pearl” of the archipelago can offer more than a trekking experience. Moreover all easily integrated with your food and wine tours. From the splendid setting of Pollara a trail will take you to the top of Monte dei Porri and then descend to one of the wildest areas of the island, along a path that leads to the small Leni on the south side of the island. The ideal route to enjoy the local fauna and to engage in landscape photography. Duration: 4 hours
Another recommended path will start from Valdichiesa to the other mountain of Salina, Fossa delle Felci; to get lost in the dense vegetation of acacias, pines and chestnut trees inside the ancient crater. The descent will lead to the small Malfa or to the language passing through several archaeological sites dating back to the Neolithic. Duration: 5-6 hours
We offer the opportunity to take part in a tour that will start between the typical and eolian houses of the Ditella district and then head towards the natural spa of Calcara, a beach famous for its “fumaroles”. The route will continue towards the only mountain on the island, Punta del Corvo. The elevation of 420 meters will allow you to observe much of the archipelago. Duration: 3 hours
With an appointment instead in the characteristic village of San Pietro, fascinating in its contrast of modern ancient and local churches, it will be possible to penetrate the small island and get lost among the myrtle bushes and some cypresses. Duration: 2.5 hours
A prepared guide will lead the exploration of the two highest peaks of Lipari. From the village of Quattropani branches off a path that leads to the top of Monte Chirica (602m), a characteristic formation whose southern slope is covered by the famous and very white pumice powder. The white landscape, which almost recalls a snow-covered peak, generates a stark contrast to the black sciara of the Stromboli fire. The trail continues in the direction of Sant’Eramo passing through the valley of Fiume Bianco, directed towards another peak: Monte S. Angelo (594m). Duration: 6 hours
For an alternative route you can start from the abandoned pumice quarries of Caolino, on the west side of the island, and then pass near the white walls to the oldest part of the island; where the fumaroles have left their multicolored marks on the rocks over time. The tour includes a visit to a natural pool that collects thermal waters at Timpone Pataso. This side of the island is the territory of the seagull, which can be observed for most of the year.
The route will end at the suggestive baths of San Calogero, which present exquisite examples of Greek and Roman architecture as well as the only example of Mycenaean Tholos outside the Aegean Sea. Duration: 5 hours
The most popular trekking route leads to the mouth of the Fossa, the last active crater on the island. This is the only position from which you can admire the entire archipelago in one glance. The barren, almost lunar territory, certainly represents a different experience the other Aeolian paths. Duration: 2.5 hours
A more difficult path is represented by the continuation of the previous one. Going down to the caldera of Lentia, on the west side, the tour will head towards the recluse Grotta dell’Abate beach. Duration: 3/4 hours
For info on prices and dates ask the support service: ITA and ENG: +39 370 3600959
Living the wildest islands of the archipelago is the most important experiential activity for lovers of the Aeolian Islands.
Alicudi and Filicudi offer activities that go back in time and allow visitors to be more in touch with the magic of the archipelago.
With adequate notice it will be possible to organize excursion activities on both peaks of the islands, among arbutus bushes and Mediterranean scrub. Stopping at the numerous archaeological sites belonging to the Neolithic civilization of Capo Graziano that thrived in the archipelago millennia ago.
It will also be possible, on request, to experience night fishing with squid with local fishermen.
For lovers of a cutting-edge wine production; combining tradition and innovation, there is no better place in Lipari than Tenuta di Castellaro.
The company was born from the recovery of the volcanic soils and from the careful selection of the oldest autochthonous vines of the Aeolian archipelago.
The vineyards entirely reared in alberello Etneo and under organic conditions, give life to a variety of natural blends with great organoleptic and qualitative potential.
Let yourself be amazed by the poetry of an uncontaminated scenic territory, painted with the colors of the wind, the sun and the crystalline sea.
Let yourself be enthralled by the tasting of wines with an ancestral taste, elegant and indefinable.
Let yourself be involved in activities and events where the love for wine and the beauty of nature come together in an exclusive context … for a wellbeing of the senses to be experienced!
Hospitality develops through internal and external spaces: places for sharing values where human intervention is full of respect and the use of technology is aimed at enhancing the excellence of a thousand-year tradition. The tour includes tour of the vineyards, explanation by certified sommeliers and tastings of the typical products of the winery:
– White Pumice
– White Porticello
– Rosa Caolino
– Obsidian Black
– The Eighth Island
– Malvasia delle Lipari
In the evocative setting of the extinct crater of Monte Giardina you can visit the verdant vineyards of Mr. Losinno Bartolo which are a recommended stop, if you are dedicating yourself to excursions inland, and in any case a recommended destination for wine lovers. Here you can taste the most traditional version of Malvasia Passito, more dense and sweet than any other in the islands.
It will also be possible to taste and buy the characteristic raisin of Lipari, whose production is being reborn in the islands after having almost completely disappeared in the post-war period.
The sales point managed by Mr Bartolo’s daughter can also be reached on the port.
Thanks to this experience you will discover the fantastic island of Pianosa in all its facets.
Pianosa is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is part of the Tuscan archipelago in the national park of the same name, the island fauna is represented by small mammals, but among the animals is not difficult to find also the Red partridge, the Hoopoe and many pheasants.
In Vulcano you can taste the specialties of this typical Aeolian restaurant.
Traditional dishes made with local products of excellent quality.
Considered the best local of the island also for the careful and careful footprint of the service. The very kind owner is flanked by a young smiling and polyglot collaborator.
We recommend pistachio rolls, chopping boards and cunzatu bread, but the rest is also excellent.
Since 1910, the historic restaurant of Lipari overlooking the splendid acropolis.
Located in the panoramic Piazza del Municipio in Lipari, near the typical Neolithic castle that houses the Archaeological Museum, the restaurant da Filippino is a rustic, quaint and atmospheric setting, an important interpreter of the excellence of Aeolian taste.
Today, after 100 years of history, the Filippino is a modern and functional restaurant, divided into two internal rooms and a large and renewed air-conditioned terrace. The furniture, in dark solid wood and soft colors, is sober and elegant, with antique furniture and a warm fireplace.
The specialties are mainly based on seafood, regional, with dishes based on fresh fish caught daily, together with raw materials of the island, such as vegetables and oils, which enhance the flavor. The restaurant also has an excellent wine cellar with a selection that includes more than 100 labels, in addition to eighty grappa.
Overall, it offers the availability of 250 seats, but the reception and attention to the needs of each customer are always at home: today as in the early twentieth century.
In a remote area of Stromboli, near the Sciara del Fuoco, it is possible to enjoy the most suggestive dinner of the archipelago.
Dining without even an artificial light but only with a few candles on the table, the complicit moon and the red heat of the Stromboli explosions is possible! The Observatory, a place overlooking the island at the foot of the volcano, offers a wonderful natural spectacle.
The location leaves you speechless, tastes an excellent local wine enjoying the fire shows that the volcano gives to the evocative night atmosphere. From the rest of the island, the Observatory is a place a bit ‘isolated and not easy to reach on foot, nothing removes that, reaching it on foot, the route offers a breathtaking view and the beauty of the panorama makes the long walk valid. For those who want to get rid of the fatigue of the walking path can wait at the junction of Piscità, after calling, the appropriate means that reaches the Observatory.
The smell of wine, fish dishes or the classic and timeless pizza, satisfy every palate.
You can have lunch on one of the most beautiful terraces in the world, the eyes lost in the blue of the sea below and enchanted by the puffing Stromboli and, on the tighter days, the superb view of Etna that stands out against the sky with its snowy peak at times until May.
From 21 to midnight you can dine at the soft lights of oil lamps (organic) and, under a dome of stars, enjoy exquisite dishes of a cuisine that is proud to have been perhaps the first to use only bio and biodynamic products from cooperatives that cultivate and produce according to the dictates of the Steinerian school following the course of the seasons, the lunar cycles and the rhythms of the earth.
The cooks do not have the formal air of a hotel school, just like the people who will serve you at the table. Which does not prevent impeccably being looked after, in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere under a dome made of millions of stars, in the light of the moon that gives romantic visions and shimmers on the water.
The wines have a short but intense list: from the Sicilian winners of various prizes (including abroad) to those from the best wineries in all Italian regions.