Even if you have been to Italy before - sailing the Aeolian Route around its rugged and restless volcanic mountains is a true spectacle and offers a completely new perspective. Italians like it so much, they are known to holiday in their home country. If that’s not enough to inspire you maybe the great food and true Italian vino will.
The trip will start from Marina di Portorosa, we recommend being there by 2pm to check in and buy food for the trip. If you are ready to set sail by 6pm, the next stop is Vulcano with its black volcanic beach on the southeast side of the island. Or take it easy and spend the night in the marina and leave for Salina in the morning.
Salina offers a variety of boutiques and restaurants. Enjoy your first day strolling around the streets, feasting your heart out on the good stuff - true Italian pizza pasta, or take the plunge into the mud baths.
This lively pastel-coloured town is the cultural hub of the Aeolian route and is the largest and most populated island along this stretch of Italy. Lipari has a very distinguished history, you could easily spend a day pottering around its cobbled streets, gelato in-hand, gawking at the gorgeous architecture.
After spending a successful few days ‘carbing the diem’, we will work off that magalicious pizza and vino with a hike up one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Stromboli. Most famous for its nighttime explosions that throw glowing lava into the sky, giving it the nickname the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.”
Attracting fashionable international jet-setters, you never know which celeb you might bump into in the small island of Panarea. On the way here, it’s well worth popping by the tiny island, Lisca Bianca, for one of its renowned boat parties before anchoring in San Pietro and heading to the Raya hotel that evening for a party.
The exact routes are set a few weeks before the event starts. As soon as the routes are set, you will be able to view it on your booking.
All the yachts will depart from Portorosa marina.
We recommend to get to the marina by 3pm. Then you will have time to register with us, do the check-in with the yachting company and the food shopping before you get your yacht. The yachts will stay in the marina on Saturday night and leave on Sunday morning. You will get back to the marina on Friday afternoon and have to check out and leave the yacht before 9am on Saturday morning.