These islands off the northern coast of Sicily are a paradise unto themselves. Forged out of volcanoes (two of which are still active), the wild rocky coastlines of these islands are some of the most memorable landscapes in all of Italy, if not the world. Take a mud bath in Vulcano and stroll the footpath between Terme San Caolgero and Bagnosecco and discover what it’s like to be a world apart from cares, concerns, and anywhere else in the world.
Perfect for water sports and studded with black sand beaches, these islands are home to some of the last true wilderness in Italy.
DAY ONE: Naples and Ischia
Cruise through the Bay of Naples and land on the island of Ischia, where you can explore the boutiques and restaurants around the small fishing village of San Angelo, or pamper yourself in the thermal spas of this volcanic island.
DAY TWO: Ischia and Capri
The iconic glamour capital of Capri is home to many chic boutiques, restaurants and bars. Don’t miss the famous Blue Grotto or the beautiful hilltop village of Anacapri.
DAY THREE: Capri and Positano
Head back across the Bay of Naples to the mainland, where you can anchor beneath the charming cliffside town of Positano. Enjoy an afternoon of water sports before going on shore to dine at the famous San Pietro.
DAY FOUR: Positano and Amalfi
Next and further along down the coast is the traditional fishing village of Amalfi. Highlights are the imposingly positioned old cathedral and winding streets. You can even venture inland and explore the ruins of Roman Pompeii.
DAY FIVE & SIX: Amalfi and Stromboli
Take overnight cruise and awaken in the waters surrounding the volcanic island of Stromboli and it’s sparkling bays that are more than ideal for water sports.
DAY SEVEN: Stromboli and Panarea
Leave the volcanic black sands of Stromboli and move on to the lush paradise island of Panarea, where you can enjoy an afternoon of water sports, before stepping ashore to the many bars and restaurants around the island’s main town.
DAY EIGHT: Panarea and Lipari
Lipari is the largest and some say the prettiest of the Aeolian Islands with its stunning coastline, best viewed from the decks of your charter yacht.
DAY NINE: Lipari and Palermo
Finish on the mainland of Sicily amidst Palermo’s medieval charm and incomparable natural harbor.