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A little piece of paradise in the Aeolian islands (Italy)

Rising out of the deep-blue Tyrrhenian Sea, the Aeolian Islands are a little piece of paradise. This volcanic archipelago located north of Sicily is made of 5 islands: Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi. The islands are easily reachable from Tropea, a beautiful town located in the Calabria region, South of Italy. During my stay in Tropea, I had the chance to explore two of these amazing islands: Panarea and Stromboli. Let’s start exploring Tropea first.

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Tropea

Welcome to Tropea! This puzzle of little lanes flanked by colorful building is sitting on a cliff, overlooking the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea. Tropea is definitely worth a visit on your way to the Aeolian Islands.

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Start exploring the town and why not enjoy a delicious Italian ice cream at the terrace of one of the many cafés?

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From the top of the cliff, you will have the best view over the beach and its crystal clear water. Tropea is a very popular destination so the beach is unfortunately very crowded.

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And then take a boat to your first destination: the paradise island of Panarea.

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Panarea

Panarea is a little gem. After getting off the boat, you will start exploring the little village, made up of white buildings, narrow lanes and beautiful pink bougainvilleas. You will then follow a little path leading you over this rocky island to beautiful little coves.

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Stromboli

You will then embark for your final destination: the volcanic island of Stromboli with its black sand!

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That’s it for the Aeolian Islands…

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