More information on Aeolians Islands

The Aeolian Archipelago is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of the coast of Sicily. Its seven volcanic islands, besides offering a uniquely charming landscape rich in natural beauty, boast ancient wine traditions that date back to Phoenician times. Across the territory of the Aeolian Islands, you will have the opportunity to take part in some unforgettable wine tastings and discover the local wine culture.

Your wine tastings in the Aeolian Islands will give you the chance to dive into the ancient wine traditions of this wonderful archipelago, where numerous archaeological finds of wine amphorae testify how winemaking is deeply rooted in the local customs. The volcanic soils and exposure to the sea breeze that characterize the Aeolians create the ideal conditions to obtain wines with good character. Overall, the Aeolians are most famous for two wines: Malvasia delle Lipari and Corinto Nero.

Which food to taste in Aeolians Islands?

While in the Aeolian Islands, besides visiting their wineries, make sure to visit a few of its many typical restaurants to have a taste of the local cuisine. The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean gift the inhabitants of the Aeolians plenty of seafood, which you will find in its traditional dishes. Try the typical Aeolian-style redfish soup, their swordfish rolls or the stuffed squid. Other famous Aeolian recipes include their sweet and sour rabbit and pane cunzato, bread soaked in extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with cherry tomatoes, fresh cheese, basil, capers, olives, anchovies and oregano.

Which wines to taste in Aeolians Islands?

During your winery visits in the Aeolians, you will most likely encounter varieties that are local to Sicily and thrive in its warm Mediterranean weather. Besides the two native varieties of the Aeolians, Malvasia delle Lipari and Corinto Nero, other common varieties found on the islands include Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola, Nocera, Inzolia and Catarratto.

Which is the best season to visit Aeolians Islands?

Thanks to their gentle Mediterranean weather and their vicinity to the sea, the Aeolian Islands are a charming destination to visit throughout the seasons. Book your wine tastings and winery visits in the Aeolians between May and September if you’d like to fully enjoy some of the most scenic beaches of Sicily.

What things to do in Aeolians Islands?

Throughout your stay in the Aeolian Islands, you will have many occasions to learn more about what the locals eat, drink and do. In between your wine tastings and winery visits, we recommend checking out at least a few of the highlights of these wonderful islands, such as the Stromboli and Vulcano volcanoes, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Alicudi, Filicudi and its famous Bue Marino grotto.