- Aeolian Islands
Created by volcanoes, two of which remain active, the Aeolian Islands (also known as Lipari Islands), lying off the north coast of Sicily are worshipped for their scenic shores and glittering nightlife. Lipari is the largest of the seven islands with a wild, rocky coastline offering stunning natural beauty and extraordinary views. Take a walk along the footpath between Terme di San Caolgero and the kaolin quarry Bagnosecco, stained a bright rainbow of colours from the sulphurous fumaroles.
Sicily has a spirit unlike any other island – it is a natural survivor and, more to the point, a survivor of nature. Ravaged by phenomenal abuse from its world-famous Mount Etna and heavy external attack from foreign invasion for more than 2,500 years, Sicily has not only triumphed in preserving many of its historic and architectural treasures, but also its considerable natural beauty.