In our blog series these next few weeks, we will share with you some of these “hidden gems”, and we are starting with a place incredibly dear to us – le isole eolie. The Aeolian Islands, as they are called in English, are the perfect example of a destination that’s just the right amount of “off the beaten track”. These 8 volcanic islands located off the northeast coast of Sicily. Each has their own distinct personality. Yet they all have in common: incredible views, spectacular food, a special serenity and peace that is truly indescribable.
The Aeolian Islands are small and local population even smaller. A few of them, like Panarea, are incredibly famous for being summer vacation spots for some of Italy’s most famous and important families. Luxury yachts are seemingly the most common way to travel in the summer months on Panarea. It’s the destination for those who want to see and be seen. But there is, actually, quite a bit to see besides celebrities. Panarea is arguably the most beautiful of these islands. Green hills and volcanic cliffs, sapphire water and breathtaking views, this car free haven feels like a place from an age of travel, a dream long gone by. Being a little bit out of the way means you just don’t “stumble” upon these islands. Visitors are the kind that appreciate these serene pieces of paradise.