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18 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Sicily

From incredible scenery, volcanoes and sapphire blue water, to delicious cuisine and cute towns, there are plenty of reasons to visit Sicily!

I always thought Sicily sounded SO glamorous. I envisaged stylish Italians hanging around on beautiful yachts, with a glass of wine in one hand, and a fork loaded with the best Italian cuisine in the other!

I was so excited to visit for myself. But this wasn’t just Sicily, it was time to set sail for the Aeolian Islands – one of the best hidden gems in Italy. Lying to the north of Sicily, they’re a cluster of volcanic islands, each with unique characters, selling points and scenery.

So, whether you’ve never thought of visiting, or it’s top of your bucket list, let me take you on a little tour. And after seeing these photos, I think you might want to plan a Sicilian adventure pretty soon!

The ultimate way to see the Aeolian Islands is by sailing around them.

Sailing around Sicily with MedSailors
Sailing around Sicily with MedSailors

On a daily basis, you’ll be treated to views as beautiful as this.

Beautiful views in Sicily's Aeolian Islands

The views in the marinas are pretty spectacular too. Imagine waking up here in Lipari?

Lipari Marina, Sicily
Lipari Marina, Sicily

The water is a beautiful deep blue, yet crystal clear, and it’s nice and warm in the summer… perfect for swimming.

Using the GoPro and GoDome in Sicily
Using the GoPro and GoDome in Sicily

Or floating around on…

Enjoying the inflatables in Sicily
Enjoying the inflatables in Sicily

Or if you’re feeling energetic, perhaps some stand up paddle boarding?

Stand up paddle boarding in Sicily
Stand up paddle boarding in Sicily

Hey – you might even spot dolphins! This pod swam next to our boat as we headed towards the island of Stromboli.

SPOTTED: Dolphins in Sicily!
SPOTTED: Dolphins in Sicily!

The Aeolian Islands are volcanic, and some of them look like the epic volcanoes you learned about in geography at school!

The island of Stromboli in Sicily

You can hike to the top of Stromboli Volcano. It’s a challenging, steep climb to the 900m summit and takes around 6 hours. But you’ll be treated to epic views like this along the way.

Hiking Stromboli Volcano, Sicily
Hiking Stromboli Volcano, Sicily

Once the sun sets, you’ll be guided by torchlight – a pretty ominous procession!

Hiking Stromboli Volcano, Sicily
Hiking Stromboli Volcano, Sicily

It’s an active volcano, so you should, with any luck, be rewarded with a little show when you reach the top. Ok, nothing little about this – I jumped out of my skin when the fiery lava shot up into the air!

Stromboli Volcano erupting in Sicily
Stromboli Volcano erupting in Sicily

There are plenty of cute places to explore on land too. I loved Salina with its colourful main street.

Exploring colourful Salina, Sicily
Exploring colourful Salina, Sicily

Salina is also home to Hauner – a winery which offers beautiful sunset tours and wine tasting events.

Wine tasting experience at Hauner Winery, Sicily
Wine tasting experience at Hauner Winery, Sicily

It’s a pretty perfect place to toast your Sicilian travels.

Wine tasting experience at Hauner Winery, Sicily
Wine tasting experience at Hauner Winery, Sicily

Italian cuisine is one of my favourites, but in Sicily they have some tasty regional specialities! Arancini (risotto balls covered in crispy breadcrumbs) make a very moreish snack.

Tasty arancini and courgette salad in Salina, Sicily
Tasty arancini and courgette salad in Salina, Sicily

Meanwhile dessert-lovers will fall head over heels for canolis – crispy cones with ricotta and garnished with chocolate chips, nuts and fruit.

Cannolis in Sicily
Cannolis in Sicily

The smell of rotten eggs might not be the best welcome, but on Vulcano, it’s all down to the sulphur. Top thing to do? Bathe in the mud baths – it’ll leave your skin silky soft!

Mudbaths in Vulcano, Sicily
Mudbaths in Vulcano, Sicily

The Aeolian Islands offer some magical sunsets. I’ll leave you with one of my favourites captured on the beach in Vulcano.

Beautiful sunsets in Vulcano, Sicily
Beautiful sunsets in Vulcano, Sicily

Thanks to MedSailors for inviting me to Sicily. Find out more about my trip here!

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