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Landschaft Äolische Inseln

Hiking Aeolian islands

Seaside Escapes: Hiking, Volcanoes and Culinary Delights

Length

8 Days

Group size

4-12 travelers

Travel style

Wanderer

Aeolian Islands: Culinary Adventures - 8 Days

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Trip highlights

Excursion on Stromboli

Hiking on Vulcano'sCrater

Excursion on Salina

Boat Trip to Panarea

The Feast experience

Meals and beverages included

Hikings with a Local Volcano Guide

Dinner on a Boat with Stromboli Views

Local caper producer in Salina

The Aeolian Islands are famous for Malvasia wines and the finest capers as well as their volcanoes. In addition to culinary discoveries and relaxation in the beautiful Hotel Signum, on this trip we hike with the local volcano guide Emanuele on Salina and the neighbouring island of Vulcano, the namesake of all volcanoes, and take a boat trip to Stromboli.

Arrival information: By Plane: Airport Catania. We recommend our transfer service, which can be booked from Catania depending on your arrival time.

Nutritional information: gluten-free and/or vegetarian options available- Please reach out to us and let us know any dietary restrictions when you book.

Why book with Feast?

✔ Experts for culinary discoveries in the Mediterranean
✔ Book with confidence: 20 years of experience VTT
✔ Small groups of 4-12 travellers
✔ All experiences, meals, guides and daily transfers included
✔ Sustainable travel, avoiding mass tourism sights
✔ Complete and flexible rescheduling without inconvenience, complexity, and stress with our Flexi option.

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Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Monte Fossa, Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Hotel Signum, Malfa, Aeolian Islands, Sapio

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Itinerary

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Collective Transfer airport Catania - hotel Salina

Kompletter Transfer vom Flughafen Catania bis zum Hotel Signum, mit Kleinbus, Boot und Taxi (und am Ende der Reise wieder zurück). Bitte geben sie bei der Buchung des Transfers Ihre Flugnummer an, da der Fahrer Sie am Flughafen 60 Minuten nach Ankunft abholen kommt und so auch Verspätungen beachten kann. Bei der Flugbuchung bitten wir Sie folgende Zeiten zu beachten, da der Transfer insgesamt knapp 4 Stunden dauert: - Hinflug muss spätestens 16.00 Uhr in Catania ankommen - Rückflug sollte frühestens 12.00 Uhr von Catania abfliegen

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EUR 100

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Individual Transfer airport Catania - hotel Salina

Exclusive transfer from Catania airport to Hotel Signum, by private car, speedboat and taxi. Please indicate your flight number when booking the transfer, as the driver will come to pick you up personally at the airport and can thus also take delays into account. When booking your flight, it is advisable to book an early outbound flight and a late return flight.

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Salina
Hotel Signum
Salina

Welcome Dinner Hotel Signum

Meals Included: Dinner

The beautiful Aeolian Islands are a real jewel off the northern coast of Sicily and offer a spectacular backdrop for your stay. You will be accommodated in the exclusive boutique Hotel Signum on Salina, the greenest of the seven islands. If desired, we can organize the transfer from Catania airport to Milazzo, as well as the boat to Salina and the taxi to the hotel. Over dinner in the hotel's excellent restaurant, you will not only get to know your fellow travellers, but also the culinary delicacies of the islands. Enjoy a delicate monkfish salad with a light yogurt-pepper sauce, homemade bucatini with fresh redfish and saffron, or juicy oven-baked grouper with a crust of capers and wild fennel. On Salina, it is said: Eolo commanda. Aeolus, the ruler of the winds, is in command. Unfortunately, the days we plan for our boat trips do not always correspond to the best weather and wind conditions. It is therefore common for our travel program to have to be adjusted before the start of the trip.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

Pollara, Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Pollara, Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Hike Lingua

Hike to historic island house

The Hills of Lingua

Sunset at Pollara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (0:30h), By Foot (2:30h)

Learn the art of caper cultivation directly from a local producer

The day at Hotel Signum begins with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and fresh bread filling the room. Italian coffee specialties, a large selection of fresh pastries, and Sicilian honey and jams are available for you, as well as eggs, sausage, and cheese. In addition to the delicious food, enjoy the picturesque views of the sea and the surrounding hills, and look forward to a journey full of discovery and adventure on the beautiful island of Salina. Today an exciting program awaits you in the east of the island. Embark on an exciting hike into the hills of Lingua with Emanuele, your expert nature and volcano guide. In addition to wonderful views, you’ll visit a historic island house with unique architecture and history. For lunch, treat yourself to traditional island dishes in a restaurant in Lingua. In the afternoon, you have free time to relax in the hotel or do your own activities. You might want to visit the beach in Rinella or a stroll through the charming old town of Santa Marina. In the late afternoon, you will visit Pollara, in the very west of the island, to admire the breathtaking sunset over the sea. Along the way, you'll meet an artisan caper producer and learn all about how this important island product is made. To further spoil you with culinary delights, a dinner awaits you in a restaurant with traditional island specialties prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

Hiking Information:

  • distance: 5 km
  • time: 2.5 hours
  • difficulty:easy-medium with a 270-metre difference in altitude uphill and downhill.
Wanderung Vulcano
Wanderung Vulcano
Wanderung Vulcano

Evening Delight with Aeolian Specialty

Hiking on island Vulcano

Cheesemaker Fabrizio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: By Foot (3:00h)

From the volcano island, you have a special vantage point to admire a fantastic panorama of this UNESCO area

Today, you set out early and make your way to Vulcano. In Roman mythology, the island was seen as the home of the fire god Vulcan. The island's name became synonymous with volcanic structures. The 391-metre-high volcano, which is now in the so-called fumarole stage, was formed in the last 10,000 years. There is hardly any other place where you can observe and understand volcanism as well as here. Your experienced hiking and volcano guide Emanuele, who has lived on Salina for over 20 years, will explain the fascinating formation and development of this young volcano during the hike. After the hike, you will be expected by cheesemaker Fabrizio Lo Piccolo, who will welcome you for a lunch of his delicious cow and sheep's milk cheeses, famous throughout the Aeolian Islands. You'll then have some time to enjoy a coffee or gelato by the sea before returning to Salina in the late afternoon. An Aeolian specialty awaits you for dinner today: pane cunzato.

Wanderung Salina
Salina
Wine tasting and lunch at Fenech’s

Discovery tour through Malfa

Winegrower Francesco Fenech

Panoramic walk to Praiola

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After enjoying breakfast with a view of the sea, you set off on an exciting tour of discovery through the charming town of Malfa. Stroll through the alleys and explore the village centre with its cozy shops and inviting cafés. Take a short break and enjoy the lively atmosphere. The exploration tour takes you to the renowned winemaker Francesco Fenech. In addition to the famous sweet passito, he also produces outstanding dry white wines from the local Malvasia grape, such as Maddalena, as well as a full-bodied red wine from Nero d'Avola. Particularly unique and a true rarity on the Aeolian Islands is his passito, which is made from the rare Corinto Nero grapes. After tasting these delicious wines and having lunch with local specialties at Francesco’s, treat yourself to a well-deserved break. Use this time to relax by the refreshing pool or unwind in the idyllic location. In the late afternoon, make your way to Leni, a charming town in the south of the island, about a 15-minute drive away. From there, take a walk along the coast to Praiola and let your gaze wander over the sparkling sea. The breathtaking view will captivate you. During dinner, prepared for you in a special location, you will experience a spectacular sunset over the sea under clear skies. The gentle sounds of the guitar played by Marcello accompany the romantic mood and create an incomparable atmosphere. Let yourself be enchanted by the culinary delicacies and enjoy this magical moment that inspires your senses. On the way, take a short evening walk with flashlights or by moonlight.

Circular hike Leni-Praiola:

Distance:6 km Time: about 2.5 hours Altitude gain: with a 100-metre difference in altitude uphill and downhil Difficulty: easy.

Bootsausflug Äolische Inseln
Antonello on board
Stromboli, Aeolian Islands, Sapio

A visit to the island of Panarea

Eruptive Spectacle

Boat tour to Stromboli

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Boat (2:00h)

Enjoy a private hiking tour on Stromboli!

After a hearty breakfast, you have free time before Antonello picks you up from the port of Malfa with his boat Stella di Salina. The boat offers plenty of seating, an on-board toilet and freshwater shower, and a sunroof. En route to Stromboli, stop for a refreshing swim, enjoy a light meal on board, and make a stop at Panarea. In the afternoon, your volcano guide Emanuele will take you on a short hike at the foot of Stromboli. Since the big explosion in the summer of 2019, it has been officially forbidden to climb the summit of Stromboli. During the hike along the volcano, Emanuele will explain interesting facts about the formation and activity of the volcano. As soon as darkness falls, you will have a breathtaking view from the boat of the regular eruptions of Europe's most active volcano. An unforgettable experience! Dinner is served on board before you return to the hotel with the moonlight on the waves. Note: In heavy seas, the boat trip may not be possible. In this case, the program will either be swapped with another day or an alternative program will be offered.

Hotel Signum, Malfa, Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Hotel Signum, Malfa, Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Hotel Signum, Malfa, Aeolian Islands, Sapio

Pasticceria course

Exploring Salina with E-Scooters

Relaxation in Nature Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast

After an eventful day, it's time to relax. Treat yourself to some time on the sun terrace and by the pool, where you can enjoy the soothing atmosphere. You can also pamper yourself in the wonderful natural spa. Entry to the spa is free throughout your stay. If you feel like it, you can also go on a hike on Salina or another island to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. We also offer you the option of renting an e-scooter to explore the island on your own. Alternatively, you can take part in a pasticceria course and learn the secrets of Sicilian sweet pastries. In this course, which takes place with four participants or more, you will immerse yourself in the art of sweet temptations and learn various techniques and recipes. It's a great opportunity to expand your baking skills and make traditional Sicilian sweets. Be inspired by the island's flavours and enjoy the delicious results. Tonight, feel free to explore and dine wherever you'd like.

Monte Fossa, Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Monte Fossa, Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Wanderung Salina

Hiking to an Extinct Volcano

Farewell dinner

Picnic with Aeolian Delights Near the Crater

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: By Foot (5:00h)

From the volcano Monte Fossa, you have a special vantage point to admire a fantastic panorama of this UNESCO area

Today, the spectacular grand finale of your trip awaits you with a hike to the extinct volcano Monte Fossa delle Felci, which towers majestically over Malfa. Your hike begins in Val di Chiesa, at an altitude of around 300 metres above sea level. The path winds through lush forest as you climb up the mountain. If the climb seems too demanding for you, you have the option of switching to the flatter forest path. Once you reach the rim of the crater, you find yourself at the highest point in the entire Aeolian Islands, at an impressive 962 metres above sea level. From here, you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of Lipari, Vulcano, Filicudi, and Alicudi. If you're lucky, you might even see mainland Sicily and Mount Etna in the distance. Emanuele will prepare a rustic Aeolian picnic for you before the hike. Near the summit, you can fortify yourself with these regional delicacies before you start the descent. Feel the energy of the surrounding nature and let yourself be carried away by this unique place. In the evening, an unforgettable farewell dinner awaits you at Signum, prepared with love by Martina and Michele Caruso. Enjoy the warm atmosphere and exchange reflections about your unforgettable experiences. Martina and Michele will have prepared a few culinary surprises for you that will make your farewell party an unforgettable highlight.

Hike to Monte Fossa:

Ditance: 9 km Time: about 5 h Altitude gain: with a 650-metre difference in altitude uphill and downhill Difficulty:medium.

It is possible to exit the hike early via the road approximately every half hour.

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Landschaft Äolische Inseln
Landschaft Äolische Inseln

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today marks the end to your unforgettable trip to the enchanting Aeolian Islands. If you have the opportunity, we recommend extending your stay for a few additional days. Our guests often feel a certain sadness when leaving the islands, as they have only just begun to discover the true beauty of this place. We are at your disposal to give you valuable recommendations and insider tips if you wish to extend your stay.

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Collective Transfer hotel Salina - airport Catania

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EUR 100

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Individual Transfer hotel Salina - Taormina / Giardini Naxos

Exclusive transfer from Hotel Signum to Taormina, by private car, speedboat and taxi. Please indicate your flight number when booking the transfer, as the driver will come to pick you up personally at the airport and can thus also take delays into account. When booking your flight, it is advisable to book an early outbound flight and a late return flight.

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EUR 150

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Individual Transfer hotel Salina - airport Catania

Exclusive transfer from Hotel Signum to Catania airport, by private car, speedboat and taxi. Please indicate your flight number when booking the transfer, as the driver will come to pick you up personally at the airport and can thus also take delays into account. When booking your flight, it is advisable to book an early outbound flight and a late return flight.

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Dates & Prices

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14

Sep

2024

21

Sep

2024

Full

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EUR 2,298

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German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Your guide for this tour

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The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

14

Sep

2024

21

Sep

2024

German speaking tour

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28

Sep

2024

5

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,399

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Almost guaranteed! : Only a few participants are still missing for the trip to be guaranteed!

Guide

SAPIO Katharina Maria Nedela

Katharina Maria

Your guide for this tour

Katharina Maria Nedela is originally from the Black Forest, but has lived in Italy and Germany for almost 20 years. After studying Italian philology in Potsdam, among other things, she made various stops in Rome, then back to Berlin, Munich and Naples before finally ending up in Sicily. The direction is pretty clear: off to the south! Here she worked in tourism at a desk for a long time until she followed the "call of the road" and now, as a cycling guide, makes Naples and Catania unsafe together with adventurous, bike-loving travelers. As a tour guide, she travels all over southern Italy and looks forward to experiencing culinary and sporting tours and activities together.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


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28

Sep

2024

5

Oct

2024

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German speaking tour

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Almost guaranteed!

SAPIO Katharina Maria Nedela
Available

From

EUR 2,399


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12

Oct

2024

19

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,399

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Guide

SAPIO Katharina Maria Nedela

Katharina Maria

Your guide for this tour

Katharina Maria Nedela is originally from the Black Forest, but has lived in Italy and Germany for almost 20 years. After studying Italian philology in Potsdam, among other things, she made various stops in Rome, then back to Berlin, Munich and Naples before finally ending up in Sicily. The direction is pretty clear: off to the south! Here she worked in tourism at a desk for a long time until she followed the "call of the road" and now, as a cycling guide, makes Naples and Catania unsafe together with adventurous, bike-loving travelers. As a tour guide, she travels all over southern Italy and looks forward to experiencing culinary and sporting tours and activities together.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


or


12

Oct

2024

19

Oct

2024

English speaking tour

SAPIO Katharina Maria Nedela
Available

From

EUR 2,399


or


Preferred date unavailable? You'd like to book further ahead in the future? Contact us

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Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option "share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room. The cost of the single room is EUR 330 and Feast will in that case pay 50% of the single room supplement, the rest will need to be covered by you. We will notify you approximately one month before the start of the tour.

What's included

6 Nights at the 4-star Hotel Signum & Spa

Daily Breakfast

Free Access to the Beautiful Natural Spa at Hotel Signum for the Entire Stay

No hotel change

1 Gourmet Dinner at Signum Hotel (water, coffee and 1/2 bottle of wine included)

3 Dinners (water, coffee and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 3 at Typical Trattoria, 1 at Hotel Signum

1 Dinner with Pizza or Pane Cunzatu (an Aeolian Variant) at Signum Hotel (water, coffee and 1/2 bottle of wine included)

4 Lunches (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 1 at a Typical Trattoria, 1 at a Malvasia DOP Wine Producer, 1 at a Cheese Producer, and 1 Picnic with Eolian Products

1 Snack Lunch and 1 Dinner on the Boat (water, coffee and 1/2 bottle of wine included)

2 Visits to Local Producers

2 Excursions with a Certified Local Hiking and Volcano Guide

1 Hike to the Crater of Vulcano Island with a Certified Local Hiking and Volcano Guide

1 Boat Trip to Stromboli & Panarea

Qualified, Multilingual Feast Tour Guide on Site

All Transfers During the Trip

Entrance Tickets for All Services Included in the Tour Program

Daily Small Extras: the Feast+

Travel Documents, Detailed Information, and Packing Tips

Your Trip Supports the Ventura TRAVEL Project for Holistic Environmental Protection

€10 EUR Donation to the VSocial Foundation to Support Community Projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Transportation to and from the destination

Additional drinks

Tips

Reviews

FEAST - Eolie Islands

Rolf Georg Wilhelm E

Aeolian Islands: Culinary Adventures - 8 Days

Wanderer

June 2024

Die Reisebegleitung und Organisation war äußerst individuell und persönlich. Wir hatten das Gefühl, mit Freunden unterwegs zu sein. Die Wanderungen und Verpflegungen waren abseits der üblichen touristischen Pfade. Die gastronomische Verpflegung im Hotel Signum war für uns ein besonderes Highlight.

FEAST - Eolie Islands

Andrea G

Aeolian Islands: Culinary Adventures - 8 Days

Wanderer

June 2024

Die Reise war toll. Unsere Reiseleiterin Katharina und der Naturführer Emanuele hat uns Salina und die anderen äolischen Inseln nahe gebracht und sich rührend um uns gekümmert. Die Wanderungen, besonders auf Vulcano und auf Stromboli sowie die nächtlichen Ausbrüche des Stromboli haben uns begeistert. Das Essen und die Weine waren einer Gourmetreise würdig. Rundherum ein gelungenes Programm und eine Reise an die wir uns noch lange erinnern werden.

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Silke S

Aeolian Islands: Culinary Adventures - 8 Days

Wanderer

Wandern zum Krater auf Vulcano, Bootsfahrt nach Stromboli, Essen bei der Michelin-Köchin Martina Caruso, Stromboli-Blick vom Pool aus - das waren meine Highlights!

Travel Journal

Our past travelers and their adventures

Wine tasting and lunch at Fenech’s
Boat trip to Stromboli
Hotel Signum terrasse

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