2015 Cruise Program

1st day Saturday: Lipari

Welcome to the cruise passengers at the port of Lipari, by Capt. Felice and his crew. Dinner and accommodation on board the schooner Sigismondo. Who arrives in advance will be welcomed on arrival and will have the opportunity before boarding, to leave its luggage, to rest and enjoy the good malvasia wine of the Aeolian Islands.

2nd day Sunday: Lipari / Stromboli

Breakfast on board. In the morning, departure to Stromboli. Trip around the island and observation of the volcano's eruptive activity from the "Sciara del Fuoco". Stop for a swim and lunch on board. In the late afternoon, possibility of making the ascent of Stromboli (3:30 + 2:30 down), with an experienced guide (obligatory) and admire from the summit (924m) and by night the eruptions of the volcano. Those who do not want to climb can make a stroll to the ancient observatory (0.45 min) and visit the villages. Accommodation on board with the spectacle of the volcanic explosions.

3rd day Monday: Stromboli / Panarea

Breakfast on board. Departure for the island of Panarea, the smallest island of the aeolian archipelago. Navigation around the uninhabited islets of Lisca Bianca, Lisca Nera, Bottaro, Dattilo, Basiluzzo. Stop for a swim in the cove "degli Zimmari". Lunch on board. Stop at the port of Panarea, possibility of making a walk on the Cape Milazzese to discover of the remains of a prehistoric village. Return on board for dinner and accommodation.

4th day Tuesday: Panarea / Salina

Breakfast on board. Departure for Salina, the greenest from the islands of the archipelago. Tour of the island. Stop for a swim in the beautiful bay of Pollara where were shot many scenes of the film "The Postman" starring Philippe Noiret and Massimo Troisi. Stop at the port of Santa Marina Salina to visit the village. Lunch, dinner and accommodation on board.

5th day Wednesday: Salina / Alicudi / Filicudi

Breakfast on board. Departure for the small island of Alicudi. Stop at the port. Continuing toward the island of Filicudi, coastal shipping and stop for a swim at the "Bue Marino" Cave. Stop at the port of Filicudi possibility to hike to the Cape Graziano to see the remains of a prehistoric village. Lunch, dinner and accommodation on board.

6th day Thursday: Filicudi / Lipari/Vulcano

Breakfast on board. Navigation sailing to reach the island of Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands. Arriving late morning. Not to be missed in Lipari: the historic downtown and small narrow streets, the fortress that contains one of the most important archaeological museums in the Mediterranean, the tiny port of Marina Corta ... Free lunch. In the evening, departure to Vulcano, the closest island to Sicily. Dinner free in Vulcano. Accommodation on board.

7th day Venerdì: Vulcano / Lipari

Breakfast on board. Possibility to climb (better early in the morning to avoid the heat) the crater of the Fossa (390m - wonderful view of the volcano's mouth and the other islands) and immerge oneself in the Mud bath renown for its therapeutic virtues. In the afternoon, trip around the island by boat. Stop for swims at the pool of Venus and Gelso. In the late afternoon, back in Lipari where will be served for the last night a typical dinner accompanied by aeolian music. Accommodations on board.

8th day Saturday: Lipari / Departure

Breakfast on board. In the morning, end of our services*.

Notes:

  • • The order of the program could vary according to sea meteorological conditions.
  • The order of the program could vary according to sea meteorological conditions.
  • During the week the captain, sea conditions permitting, will organize a day of sailing during which every one can participate to the various manoeuvres.
  • An evening will focus on fishing for squid, the squid will be caught and immediately cooked ...
  • On request: one day can be dedicated to diving with professional instructors or water skiing.
  • The excursions on the islands are given for information purposes, but they are free.
  • *On the day of departure, the passengers must leave the boat at 09.00 am.