Why are the Aeolian islands amongst one of the most beautiful places in the world?

From a purely geological, archaeological, and scenic point of view, it’s not by chance that the Aeolian Islands have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for well over twenty years. What does this mean?  It means that the seven islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago represent a heritage not only of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Sicily, or Italy, but the whole of humanity.  Indeed, it was in the year 2000 when UNESCO included Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi in their list of World Heritage sites

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Crystal clear seas, golden beaches and breath-taking views:  it is not easy to say exactly which beach is the most beautiful in Sicily, a region in which there is nothing lacking to satisfy the needs of tourists who wish to combine enjoyment, relaxation, and culture, not forgetting gastronomic pleasures …

Let’s talk about a tourist destination of excellence. Mt Etna, a true volcano of things to do, so much so that flocks of tourists come here every year from every corner of the world. Indeed, together with the volcanological aspect, you can also benefit from activities such as: trekking along the paths and craters of mt Etna, horse trekking, excursions with experts in the sector who take you right inside the famous grottoes…

Everybody knows Taormina, but only a few knows about the Alcantara Valley and the Alcantara gorge, a magical place where its history starts from before the beginning of time. When picturing Sicily with its crystal clear water, the first thing that comes to mind is its breath-taking beaches where every year millions of tourists flock, alternating between moments of relax, in its crystal clear seas, and cultural excursions.

Typical Sicilian wine and food. A fantastic travel destination for all seasons and all tastes.  Where the landscape of nature changes into subdued views shaped by mankind.  Testimony to an art and history going back in time to almost three thousand years with Greek archeological sites scattered in the east and west, and not least the splendour of the Sicilian baroque.  You can go to the seaside then on leaving the beach, after a few kilometres you can reach  wild woodland or Mount Etna, the great volcano that dominates Catania and all of the east coast …

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If you come to Sicily you have to visit Catania, the second most important city in the area after the capital Palermo. Like Palermo, you can get here easily by plane, or by train, a slower method of transport but more interesting as there are many colorful sights along the way. It is well connected to the other parts of the island by a good public transport system…

Today we want to propose a weekend starting from Friday to all day Sunday, suggesting all the best things to do and see in Taormina and Giardini Naxos. The time necessary for an unforgettable weekend on the Taormina coast. We cannot help but suggest Taormina as a place to stay, or for those who want to save money, Giardini Naxos, even if it is not Taormina, it is a central beach resort with an amazing bay. 

This time let’s speak about Isola Bella, Taormina, a characteristic rocky island sheltered by the coast, inside the city of Taormina in the bay of Mazzarò.  Nowadays Isola Bella is a protected marine reserve and appears in the UNESCO Tentative list. Characterised by views of rocky mountains which drop into the sea and crystal clear water that stems it, Isola Bella has become famous through time. The bonus is certainly a submerged strip of beach a small distance from the coast which becomes a peninsular at low tide…

Sicily is a region in southern Italy and is the biggest island in the Mediterranean and Italy.  There are some groups of islands formed around it:  the Aeolian islands that face north in the province of Messina, the Pelagie islands in the province of Agrigento in the south, and the Egadi in the west in the province of Trapani.

Its territory stretches for 25,832 km and it is the largest region in Italy and is subdivided into 390 districts. The capital of Sicily is Palermo, the other cities are: Agrigento, Catania, Messina, Enna, Trapani, Ragusa, Syracuse, Caltanissetta…