LIPARI & VULCANO

 


Seven small Sicilian Pearls!
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Meet the rest of the participants at the nearest pick up point to your hotel and depart to Milazzo to embark for Vulcano. Free time for a swim in the sulphurous waters. The Roman name for the island of Vulcano gave origin to the word volcano in modern European languages​​. The Romans used the island mainly for the extraction of wood and alum and sulfur mining. This was the main activity on the island until the end of the nineteenth century.

When the Bourbons fell in 1860, a British named James Stevenson bought the northern part of the island, built a villa, he returned to open the local mines and grape vineyards were planted to create the famous wine Malvasía. Stevenson lived on Vulcano until the last major eruption on the island in 1888. The eruption lasted nearly two years, by which time Stevenson had sold all his possessions to the local population and never returned to the island. The villa remains intact.

Nowadays about 470 people live on the island , mainly their earnings come from tourism.

We continue to Lipari. Free time to visit the city. Lipari is the largest of a chain of volcanic islands in the archipelago that extends to both sides of the gap between Vesuvius and Etna. The island has an area of 37.6 km ² and is located 30 km away from Sicily. In addition to the main city, the majority of the population resides year-round in one of the four main villages: Pianoconte is almost on the other side of the island to the east, Quattropani is to the north east, Acquacalda is on the north coast and Canneto in the east coast of Lipari.

Return to Taormina.

INFORMATION:


DEPARTURE FROM TAORMINA EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER

 
Departure time: 08.00 AM (at the enarest pick up point to your hotel)

Duration: 8 hours

Entrance fees are not included

Lunch is not included
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