Aeolian Islands in Sicily
The island of Sicily may be petite, but it is overflowing with history and incredible architecture. The whitewashed buildings almost sparkle in the sun as they reflect the gleam of the shimmering seas.
With High Point Yachting, you can sail out from the port at Palermo or Portorosa (further north) and spend the week cruising around the gorgeous Aeolian Islands. Alternatively, you might want to start from Trapani and visit the magical and remote Egadi Islands.
From the shellfish and swordfish to the pistachios and hazelnuts, every morsel is home-grown, fresh and seasonal. To sample the cuisine is to luxuriate in the fullness of flavour for which Sicily is so famous.
High Point Yachting offers a great choice of crewed motor yachts, sailing yachts and catamarans in this area to allow you to explore this magnificent island and its archipelagos, from the sea. We highly recommend spending some time on land before or after your charter. This is an incredible part of the world, rich in history, culture and world-class gastronomy, grandly faded baroque towns, impressive ancient temples, active volcanos that can be observed from distance, and so much more.
We were taken aback by PALERMO. This is one of the most intriguing and fascinating cities in the world – the most beautiful churches, charming old and dilapidated palazzos, from ancient and enchanting old city to elegant and luxury shopping quarters. Palermo’s Arab-Norman churches and buildings are unique in Europe. Trattorias and restaurants specialised in Sicilian dishes are everywhere. This is a heaven for foodies!
When you explore the Aeolian islands, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea just north of Sicily, you’re following in the steps of Carthaginians, Greek pirates, Byzantines, Normans, and many more. No doubt these people marvelled at the islands’ unspoilt scenery, volcanic activity, and traces of earlier civilizations, and so will you …