Sette Perle (i.e. Seven Pearls) embedded in a splendid rainbow of colours that range from black of the lava rock to the sea’s turquoise, and the azure of the sky. A leap into the marvels of art and nature, a place where millenniums of history, art and traditions blend to bring life into one of the most beautiful Mediterranean scenarios. Due to their invaluable geology, the islands have been granted World Heritage Site status by Unesco. Volcanic creatures born from the coming together of the four elements, that is, air, water, earth and fire, proffering their natural grandeur to tourists, surrounded by an unblemished thriving with sea
creatures, sheer cliffs and deep caves, craggy pinnacles called faraglioni made of shiny black rock that form a stark contrast with the purest white sand; a beauty which stretches inland to include the volcanic mountains from which outflows of sulphur steam
and red-hot lava provide daily spectacles. These are islands that can be explored in any season, by car, scooter and boat alike, or on foot, by following the many paths that snake through prehistoric villages, up to the top of active volcanoes, along stretches of wild, solitary coats. Each of the isles, is different from the other. They are harsh, rocky, consumed by wind and wave, and yet
each of the isles is a small world in itself. Lipari is the largest of these in the archipelago, and as such is more populated and lively. It is the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to visit the archipelago. Its distinguishing feature is the white, pumice mountain. Salina, is the most bucolic and tranquil of the islands. It is know as the island of capers and Malvasia wine. An island that fascinated the late actor Massimo Troisi, during the shooting of the film “Il Postino” (the Postman). Panarea, is the smallest and most mundane of the seven pearls. Vulcano and Stromboli, are the most recent, their volcanoes still active, and offer unmatched sensations to visitors- especially Stromboli, with its unmatchable pyrotechnic and geological and displays, while Alicudi and Filicudi, the oldest, farthest and most unblemished, are wildly beautiful, and are an ideal destination for anyone wishing silence and solitude.
The climate is temperate and even during the Autumn and Winter months there are 20°C and 14°C, respectively. The Spring and Summer offer temperatures of 25°C and between 27° and 33°C, respectively and the flora explodes into a myriad of colours and pleasant smells. While hot, the summer climate, which is great for sunbathing and getting a lasting tan, is never torrid, thanks to the constant sea breeze.