Filicudi Island: A Volcanic Paradise
The Most Magnetic Of The Aeolian Islands
Wild, difficult to reach, far from the tourist flow that populates all other Aeolian Islands (except Alicudi), Filicudi is a secret hideaway known to few. It is not an island for everyone, but those who love it love it passionately. Its unspoiled nature, the mule tracks scented of capers, the dolphins and sea turtles, the warm and clear waters, the cliffs and the sunsets over the sea. If you are looking for trendy nightclubs, this is not your island. But if you are looking for an authentic Italian experience, welcome home. Penultimate-largest of the Aeolian Islands, Filicudi is listed among UNESCO World Heritage sites for its outstanding volcanic characteristics. In this respect the Sicilian archipelago is indeed unique in the world. Filicudi is the first island to be emerged from the waters in the eruption that 1 million years ago created the Aeolian Islands. Here you can see the layers of lava rock that stretch into the sea and the impressive lava flow (the Sciara del Fuoco) that the volcano has created thousands of years ago. Compared to the sister islands, Filicudi has a very easygoing atmosphere. No high heels shoes, here a sarong can be enough for a whole day and often for the evening. The island is quite buzy in the two middle weeks of August, when the starry nights are invaded by the music of the parties. Very quiet the rest of the year, when only the locals and some affectionate foreigners inhabit the island. Fun in summer and beautiful in spring, when a green mantle covers it. A gem off the beaten path.