Day 1: Arrival in Lipari
After your Arrival in Lipari our shuttle bus will take you to your suggestive residence completely surrounded by gorgeous vineyards.
They wellcome us with an elegant wine thanks to which we will start to taste this fascinating isle. A short drive will take us to a restaurant where we will have our welcome dinner.
Day 2: Archeological Museum of Lipari –Vulcano Island: Round walk to the Great Crater
After a deliciuos breakfast we reach the centre of Lipari for a very intersting guided visit to the archeological museum. We continue by walking through the alleys and small shops. Light lunch in a Bistrot. After Lunch we sail by a typical boat called “gozzo” to reach the spectacular “Vulcano” island . We walk up to the Great Crater, yellowish from the sulphurous smoke constantly emitted by the volcano. From the top a wonderful view of the Island and the volcano archipelago. We descend through green slopes admiring a beautiful sunset on the sea.We return to Lipari sipping a relaxing aperitif on the boat.Dinner in a local Trattoria.
Walking: 6 km, 3-4 hours ↑390 m ↓390 m ( level Easy)
DAY 3: Lipari Island : walking with Donkeys in south-western Lipari to Mount Guardia
Today we drive to the centre of Lipari and before leaving for the excursion we will taste the typical and delicious “Brioche con granita ” ( brioche with snow cone). The south western part of Lipari is famous for its stunning view ovelooking Vulcano Island and the rugged and wild cliffs. Our walk contiues with nice donkeys that will accompany us to Mount Guardia where we admire a 360° breathtaking view on the archipelago. Pic nic lunch in a Farm with delicious home made products. We reach a location called Monte Gallina to start our emotioning and astonishing experiences! We visit a vineyard just inside the crater and a honey farm where we have a break tasting their homemade honey. In the afternoon you can choose a relaxing bath or in alternative go back to your residence. In the evening we take you to the centre of Lipari for a free time.
Walking: 10 km, 6 ore ↑ 500 m ↓ 500 m (level easy-medium)
DAY 4: Archeotrekking in Filicudi
After Breakfast we reach the centre of Lipari to take the boat to Filicudi, one of the most exoctic isle where time stood still. We walk through old mule tracks and we reach the prehistorical bronze age villages Filo Braccio and Capo Graziano. We learn about ancient populations and invasions and visit the historical “ Cava delle Macine”. Packed lunch based with local products. At the end of the excursion, if the weather and the season permits, you can enjoy a refreshing swim before taking the shuttle bus back to your residence. In the evening we take you to the centre of Lipari for a free time.
Walking: 8/10 km it depends from season and trail, 6 hours ↑ max 290 m ↓ max290 m (level Medium)
Day 5: Lipari Island: Walk from Acqualcalda to Mount Pilato ( Pumice and Obsidiana Caves) and guided winery tour
After breakfast a short drive takes us to Acquacalda for the start of our walk. We pass through the evergreen vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub. On the way to Mount Pilato you have the characteristic pumice and obsidiana caves and a stunning view on the surroundings islands. Picnic lunch with local products. Back to the main square we enjoy a delicious icecream! Before sunset we participate in the guided tour of the winery estate, a monument dedicated to the landscape, art, architecture and technology, in full respect of nature and traditions. We end this interesting experience tasting different wines combined with selected italian products, while observing a marvellous sunset on the terrace overlooking the sea. The tasting has a sweet conclusion with Malvasia delle Lipari and sesame biscuits.
Walking: 5 km, 3-4 ore ↑ 350 m ↓ 400 m (level easy)
Day 6: Lipari Island: Excursion to Caolino Caves and San Calogero
Today, after breakfast, we reach by walking ( if we stay is in the winery estate) the Caolino caves the starting point of our hike. We will discover a magic location that tells about paleontology, archeology, geology, vulcanology, mineralogy, botanic and antropology. Before we start our suggestive excursion we visit the small but interesting museum intitled to Luigi Bernabò Brea. We walk along the western coast exploring the wildest part of Lipari . which winds through canyons, cliffs and ancient crops. After admiring some stunning land and sea views we reach the “San Calogero Thermal baths” considered to be the oldest spa in the Mediterranean. After a picnic lunch we descend to Lipari passing through small villages. Free afternoon and dinner at your own.
Walking: 13.5 km, 4-5 hours ↑330 m ↓700 m ( level medium)
Day 7: Stromboli
After breakfast we take the boat to Stromboli to admire this active Volcano. We walk through the wood arriving to the “sciara of the Fire” to observe the spectacular explosion above. The walk on Stromboli is a very stunning experience as this volcano is active and constantly erupting. Here we have our picnic lunch based on local products. We go back by a private boat stopping at sunset on the coastline to observe from the sea this fascinating natural scene. Farewell dinner in a typical retsaurant in Lipari.
Walking: 8.5 km, 2-3 hours ↑325 m ↓325 m
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast our shuttle bus takes you to the port of Lipari to take the boat to Milazzo in Sicily where we suggest you to extend your stay to visit its beauties.