Aeolian Islands

Aeolian Islands

Things to do - general

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. The Aeolian Islands are a popular tourist destination in the summer and attract up to 200,000 visitors annually.

Astonishingly beautiful and extremely varied, the seven islands and various uninhabited islets of the Aeolian archipelago were designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000 (Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi) are a little piece of paradise, a magical outdoor playground offering thrills and spills at every turn..

The amazing Aeolian Islands seduce visitors with their natural wealth, with their historical-cultural heritage, and with the mythological atmosphere you breath.

Languages spokenItalian
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)122,20 ab./km²

Sports & nature

Vulcano Dive Festival
Over a four-day weekend in late June, this festival draws divers for daily explorations of Vulcano's submarine landscape, courses in underwater photography and marine biology, and nightly entertainment.

June / July
Judo Sports event
This event normally lasts 3 days; boys and girls of all ages gather for a judo tournament with final award winners.

Hotel Cincotta, Panarea

Hotel Cincotta, Panarea

Via San Pietro Lipari, Panarea (ME), Aeolian Islands
Located on a cliff, Cincotta Hotel offer panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea, a large sun ter More info
Hotel Oasi, Panarea

Hotel Oasi, Panarea

Via S. Pietro - 98050 Panarea, Aeolian Islands
The Hotel Oasi is located in Panarea, the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, in San Pietro, the heart More info
Hotel Quartara, Panarea

Hotel Quartara, Panarea

Via S. Pietro 15, Panarea, Aeolian Islands
Small, friendly, exclusive, prestigious, on the smallest island of the Eolian: Panarea. Furnished in More info

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.


Panarea: Saint Pietro Celebration
The whole world knows and recognizes the figures of Saint Pietro and Paolo, the apostles of Jesus Christ, the apostles of people who evangelized Jews and Greeks, and brought the message of Christ throughout the world. They died as martyrs in Rome under the emperor Nerone , on June 29.

Maria SS. di Porto Salvo
2nd Sunday of July - From the small dock of Marina Lunga bay starts the procession with boats heading for the sea in front of the bay. The event is enliven by stalls and concerts and ends with fireworks.

Festa di San Cristoforo (St. Christopher day)
3/4th Sunday of July - This event is taken in the seaside village of Canneto. The festival is enliven by local tournaments, many stalls and concerts and ends with fireworks.

Film and Theater Show
2nd half of July - 1st half of August - During these days, in the Acropoli of Lipari, the newest films are showed and the many theatre companies, such as the "Il piccolo Borgo Antico" of Lipari, enliven this place.

Painting exhibition
July - August - The Aeolian Research Centre of History and the Saletta delle Lettere host regularly local and international artists' works of art.

Aeolian cultural afternoons
August - Presentations of books related to the Aeolian Islands.

San Gaetano
7 August - Patron saint feast in Acquacalda di Lipari village. Fireworks.

San Bartolomeo Celebration
Alicudi On August 24 in Alicudi takes place the San Bartolomeo celebration, a very important holiday for all of the Aeolian Islands.

Maria SS. della Catena
6 / 8 September - The event takes place in Quattropiani village with music, dance and traditional fireworks; on the night of the 7th of September, a pilgrimage starting from Lipari town centre to the small church, about 5 km, takes place.

Cake Festival
12 September - In Pirrera village, women and some cake shops compete to make the best cake and sweet specialties.

Holy cross
14 September - Typical feast in Pianoconte village with local products and final tournament. Fireworks show at the end.

S.Martino and Bread and Wine Festival
11 November - During the festival, songs and music are played in Piazzetta Santa Croce in Pianoconte village for celebrating new wines.