Yachtcharter Sicily: Lipari, Aegaedian Islands and Pantelleria
Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north coast of Sicily is an archipelago that is of volcanic origin.
Also known as the Aeolian Islands the group of small volcanic rocks surrounding Lipari are a famous tourist destination and a sought after spot for yachting friends.
The islands’ volcanic origin offers the observer a unique scenario as some of the mountains continue to blow smoke and deliver lava. Islands such as Stromboli, Salina or Vulcano are famous for their curious mixture of natural spectacle and charming tourism.
Start from Porto Rosa or Palermo and witness this landscape in its totality. Your yacht will offer you the opportunity of seeing more than just one of the beautiful islands while evading stressful waiting procedures at a ferry. The area is also known for its mud baths and whoever is interested in experiencing such should just stop at the relevant sites.
The Aegadian Islands were once the scene of major battles that ended the First Punic War. In the modern period the archipelago has come to be known for its excellent yachting waters and its fishing activities by the locals. Tuna is constantly being fished here on this group of islands which lies just some miles north-west of Sicily.
The whole area of the archipelago covers a territory of about 15 square miles. The archipelago is constituted by three islands. Marettime and Favignana are quite big in size while Levanzo is the smallest island of the group.
The two sicilian towns of Trapani and Marsala build a kind of frame that fixes the archipelago in its geographical situation. All islands and the two towns can be easily reached from our Best-Sail base in Palermo.
About 60 miles south-west from Sicily is the small island of Pantelleria.
It belongs to the Italian Republic but the unique location makes it a turning point between Europe and Africa.
The island’s history testifies this. Since antiquity has been regarded as an important strategic position, those who sought dominance in the Mediterranean made sure that it was under their control. Thus Pantelleria, whose name is an Italian rendering of an original Arab noun, changed hands from one empire to the next being subject to Roman, Arab and even Turkish control throughout the centuries. In World War Two the island was considered to be of strategic importance to the Allied Forces who started their invasion of Mussolini’s Italy here.
Today Pantelleria is a wonderful place for all those who are looking for yachting opportunities in the absence of general mass tourism. The island is of volcanic origin and its rocky landscape serves as a perfect backdrop to a peaceful sailing turn.
Experienced sailors speak of the almost forgotten towns on the island’s shores and praise the hospitality of its inhabitants. In Pantelleria, it seems, that the time has stood still and development has not kept up with what is happening throughout Europe. This is very much to the delight of those who are looking for a calm place where yachting still has its original quality of exploring new territory.
Yachtcharter Sicily: Lipari, Ägadische Inseln und Pantelleria
Messina, Pelagie Islands, Capo San Vito, Ustica, Castellammare del Golfo, Salina, Lipari, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea, Pantelleria, Milazzo, Palermo, Trapani, Portorosa, Siracusa, Marsala
Milazzo, Palermo, Trapani
Portorosa, Siracusa, Marsala