Family Holiday Sicily - Volcanic Islands Explorer
Italy, Family, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,075 (land only) - from $1,475 (land only)
A proper island hopping holiday!
In contrast to other Sicily holidays we visit the Aeolian Islands making use of the ferries, giving this a true Mediterranean Sea and mountain experience
- Centre based family holiday on the Aeolian Islands and Sicily
- Endless swimming opportunities on this family holiday in Italy
- Make a pizza making and enjoy some dough tossing!
- Walk up Mount Etna for a live lesson in geology
- Great ferry/hyrdrofoil rides across the blue Med to the islands
This family adventure holiday has a focus on enjoying easy walks with the family in the lovely Mediterranean climate whilst also benefitting from swimming in the warm seas of the Aeolian Islands and Sicily. The biggest island of Lipari is our base for this family holiday. We have a week of island hopping and fun, using hydrofoils and ferries to visit several of the neighbouring islands. We enjoy a couple of easy coastal walks on Lipari and make the hike up to the crater rim on Vulcano, an island famous throughout Sicily for its black sand beaches. Here, we can also visit the sea-level hot springs and mud pools and have plenty of time for a swim before returning to Lipari. We then take the hydrofoil to Stromboli, one of the most beautiful islands in the Med, with its white houses splashed with scarlet bougainvillea. On Stromboli, we take an easy walk to the 'stream of fire' to witness the smoke and lava flows of this ever-active volcano which has 'erupted' every 15 minutes since records began. Our volcanic explorer ends in mainland Sicily, with a stay at the foot of smouldering Mount Etna and as a fitting finale to our Sicilian family holiday, we climb to a magnificent viewpoint on the slopes of this active volcano for a wonderful panorama of the northern coast of Sicily. With lots to see and do and some free time for the kids to enjoy the beach this holiday is in a word...... fantastico!
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children from 8yrs old
This is relaxing centre-based family adventure holiday, exploring the volcanoes and coastlines of the islands of Sicily. During the week's holiday we will make day excursions from our base on Lipari's Canneto beach. There are 4 days of walks which will be around of 3 - 4 hours hours. All the walks are at a moderate grade and conducted at a leisurely pace suitable for children. On 3 of these days the group will travel by hydrofoil to various islands including Stromboli. There is ample time during the holiday to enjoy the beach, the sea and also a free day for families to make their own explorations or excursions.