Dominique Rizzo | Bespoke Food Tours

Salina and The Aeolian Islands

Unforgettable Tour to the Aeolian Islands

Salina and the Aeolian Islands Destinations:

Travelling to:  Salina Island, Lipari Island, Volcano Island, Panarea Island, Stromboli Island and Palermo

Salina and The Aeolian Islands Tour

From our Salina terrace, marvel at the 2000-year-old live volcano on Stromboli Island with its frequent explosive eruptions and red hot lava stones flowing directly into the sea. Then admire it up-close as we take you to visit 5 of the 7 islands. Enjoy a private boat to discover the beauty the Aeolian Islands. We visit Lipari Island Discover Lipari Island with its  great scenery, typical island beaches, and the liveliest town to be found on the islands – Lipari is active late into the night (in the summer) and has a very wide selection of bars and restaurants. Stopping in at Volcano we visit the Praia di Vinci the mud baths and thermal waters, rich with magmatic gas. We visit the Grotta del Cavallo and the Piscine di Venere for a swim and snorkelling. 

Sail around the beautifully green Salina Island and marvel at its perfectly perched tiny towns. See the natural reserve that is the island and its famous picturesque villages such as Pollara, Malfa, Santa Marina. Taste fresh salted capers and the popular Malvasia, a wine native to the islands from this particular grape. 

Our boat tour to Panarea and  the volcanic eruptions on Stromboli includes a stop in the Bay of Cala junco or Cala del Moro, above which is the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese. Admire part of the submerged volcano and the sulfur emissions, accessible only by sea. then at sunset we will leave for the islet of Strombolicchio towards the suggestive Sciara del fuoco, to admire the eruptions of the volcano. 

Try a Pane Cunzato, a popular island summer meal consisting of a thin open focaccia piled high with options such as fresh mozzarella, tuna, olives, sun ripened tomatoes and local condiments, enjoy some of the best granita in Sicily, taste the real Malvasia wines unique to the Aeolian and dine on local specialties.  All while staying at our resort spa where you can also enjoy unique body treatments and Greek baths using herbs, oils and flowers from the island. 

Why You Will Love The Aeolian Islands Tour

The Aeolian Islands have always been a popular destination on my food tours and now we have made it even easier and more affordable to enjoy these stunning volcanic islands with this relaxing and insightful tour.   Enjoy 8 days of the best  Aeolian cuisine, culture, flora, fauna and hospitality then explore Palermo and its rich cultural history. This tour to  the Aeolian Islands is the perfect no stress way to experience the delights these regions have to offer. 

The relaxed itinerary takes care of all of the logistics but with enough flexibility to allow for spontaneous new adventures. Whether you are a seasoned traveller or a first-time-overseas holiday maker, you are welcome.

It is the perfect food and wine tour for solo travellers, couples, in fact anyone who enjoys meeting new people and enjoys new experiences and loves Mediterranean food. 

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14 Days 13 Nights "Savour Sicily" - A Tour For The Senses

This tour of Sicily includes some of Sicily’s historic and well-noted cities and sights. This includes Palermo where the Arabs, Normans, Greek and Spanish among many others left Palermo with a rich imprint of foreign cultures evident in its art, design, architecture and cuisine. Other popular cities on tour include Catania, Ortigia, Randazzo, Taormina and Siracuse  to name a few. In this tour of Sicily we offer you a wonderful introduction to Sicily. We visit some of the most popular historical sites, galleries and museums in Sicily. We also take you to places that are a little off the beaten track and not listed in travel books. This gives you the opportunity to further engage with Sicily and immerse yourself with the Sicilian culture, gastronomy and people.

During the tour we visit bustling food markets and towns which are famous for their old techniques and artistry in ceramic and jewellery making. We Visit the stunning photographic hilltop town of Erice, a picturesque medieval town where you will indulge in specialty pastries and desserts with recipes handed down through the ages.
We taste the real Marsala, visit ancient theatres,  enjoy cooking classes with passionate chefs and foodies and discover the history of music with a incredibly talented maestro. We wander through cobbled streets to find hidden treasures, bustling markets and dine on local fresh produce, seafood and meats in slow food restaurants, agriturismo, cantinas, enotecas and more. All specialising in showcasing true Sicilian fare.

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A taste of the itinerary

We meet you early at your hotel reception then board our transfer bound for the stunning Aeolian Island of Salina, stopping for a typical Sicilian lunch “ on the move”. For Italian movie buffs, you will have the chance to see the house where Italian actor Massimo Troisi from “Il Postino” brought Salina to the world. Arriving on Salina Island you will feel instantly relaxed as we take you on a tour of the island. We check in to our resort in the small town of Malfa. Traditionally built to suit island life, the whitewash walls and lush gardens with sea views are a picture-perfect postcard of rest and relaxation. After check-in, we enjoy a dinner in the resort’s restaurant with one of Sicily’s most talented Michelin star female chefs. Overnight in Malfa (B/L/D)

With a relaxing start to the day, we dine on a delicious buffet breakfast Salina style then ease into our morning cooking class at our hotel which includes an alfresco lunch overlooking the Aeolian Islands. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to continue enjoying this little piece of paradise.  We meet you in the late afternoon  for our wine tasting discovering the advantages of the islands agriculture and its contribution to the islands famous wine varieties. We enjoy a light dinner of Salina  specialities.  Overnight in Malfa (B/L/D)

Today we take you by private boat to discover the beauty the Aeolian Islands. We visit Lipari Island giving you free time to wander and explore Lipari taking in the unique, boutiques, cobbled streets and great island life. Stopping in at Volcano we visit the Praia di Vinci. We dock at the eastern port visiting the mud baths and thermal waters, rich with magmatic gas. An excursion to the Grotta del Cavallo and the Piscine di Venere for a swim and snorkelling will follow. Then we will head towards the stacks of Lipari, the cave of the Angels and we will go up the western part of the island, up to the coves of the Tivoli in front of the Pietra del Bagno. Finally  the Cathedral and the Punteruoli, we finish the tour with a panoramic sea view around Salina itself, all while enjoying a relaxing late lunch on board. Your evening is free in Malfa. Overnight stay in Malfa (B/L) 

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Costs and Terms & Conditions

$4890.00 AU per person ($1300.00 single supplement) Land price only.

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