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Sicily is one of the largest islands of the Italian territory and a popular destination for its richness in cultural, archeological, and culinary life.

Spectacular historical sites, breath-taking natural landscapes, and excellent traditional dishes are the three main elements that characterize this beautiful Italian island. Sicily offers a 360-degree experience, being rich not only in terms of natural beauty, but also for its high-end gastronomy, historical recognition, and crystalline blue waters.
The historical influences of Sicily date back to the times of Magna Graecia and the Arab emirate, with the influence and presence of the Normans, the Angevins, the Spaniards, and the Bourbons.

Experiencing a yacht charter holiday in Sicily represents the perfect combination between sailing on calm waters, discovering the natural wonders, and exploring the vivid history that characterizes many Sicilian cities.

One of the most known cities in Sicily, considered to be rich in history is Siracusa. In the ancient Greek world, this city was considered to be one of the most important, for its perfect ability in combining beauty and antiquity. The archeological park of the area is vast and considered to be one of the most interesting sites to explore. The old and beautiful city of Ortygia, also known to be the historical center of Siracusa, is a characteristic area, with its charming and narrow streets, and a wide selection of fascinating treasures to discover. The cathedral was, at the time, the Temple of Athena. Still, nowadays the columns and walls are visible throughout the church.

Besides the beautiful historical cities of Sicily (Catania with the volcanic area of Etna, Agrigento, Palermo, Noto, and many more), it is also worth to visit the North part of Palermo where the Aeolian Islands are located.

It consists of a volcanic archipelago characterized by two active volcanoes: Stromboli and Vulcano. These two volcanoes share an evocative beauty that acts as a natural tourist magnet. The beauty of these seven islands strongly captures the attention of the visitors, in fact, the archipelago is considered to be one of the most visited destinations in the South of Italy. The islands that form the Aeolian archipelago are Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, and Panarea.

Aegadian Islands

Experiencing a yacht charter around the Sicilian sea is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful territory and one of the “heavens” on earth.

The two islands Lipari and Vulcano represent easy, accessible, and sheltered harbors for private yachts. The Aeolian Archipelago hosts numerous natural wonders and touristic attractions. Its strategic position close to the mainland Sicily, makes it an ideal point of departure to reach the Ionian Coast, as well as the superb city of Syracuse and the amazing Aegadian Islands of Favignana, Marettimo, and Levanzo.

These three islands form one of the largest marine nature reserves of the Mediterranean. The maritime flora and fauna create a dreamy location with multiple adventures for the visitors. Do not miss the chance to discover the marine waters by scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as diving from some of the ideal and most characteristic spots in the beaches of Cala Azzurra and Lido Burrone.

Between experiencing the rich underwater life, the islands offer breathtaking vistas, panoramic walks through the coast, and cultural life.
Favignana, one of the islands of the archipelago, is a little amazing paradise characterized by mountainous scenery, beautiful white beaches, and surprising inlets that invite exploration. Its picturesque village, located near the harbor, is one of the characteristic areas of the island, where the visitors take a walk to discover the local products and observe the wonderful old architecture.