Alicudi and Filicudi: two hidden jewels
Far away from the touristic routes, Alicudi and Filicudi cannot be missed by people who really want to feel the islands and to discover their breathtaking views and paths.
There you can find beautiful steep cliffs suitable for people who love nature, fishing and relax.
In ancient times Filicudi was called Phoenicusa because of its ferns. The island is made up by three extinct volcanoes and is characterized by numerous caves and beautiful bays. Here the water has many different amazing colours and all around huge cliffs can be admired.
The archaeological site of Capo Graziano with its rests of a village, which was inhabited in the Bronze age, concretely testifies that the island had business relationship with the other Aegean islands around 1500 b.C.
Alicudi, called Aericusa since it was rich in heathers, represents the perfect synergy between sea and montains. The island of steps will conquer and enchant you with its colors and scents.
As soon as you arrive there, you will automatically dive in a rare life style that is dominated only by the sounds of sea and wind.
Due to its geography, no streets have been built. Consequently the isolated mountain villages can only be reached on foot or using patient donkeys, symbol of the island.
Guided tour of Alicudi and Filicudi
Alicudi and Filicudi offer to their visitors several opportunities:
- for real nature lovers that along the numerous paths can admire breathtaking views;
- the clear waters invite you to go fishing, diving and snorkeling;
- for gastronomy lovers the small, often family owned restaurants will delight your mouth with the typical Aeolian flavours.
In conclusion Alicudi and Filicudi are so far from the other islands and regular tourist destinations, though both islands will be fascinating because of their wild aspect.
Guide Turistiche Eolie Messina Taormina would like to lead you for a guided tour of this paradise.
What to visit in Filicudi
- Prehistoric village of Capo Graziano
- Bue Marino cave
- La Canna cliff