Sicily is not only culture, architecture and good foods. It also includes many smaller spectacular islands in the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas considered little jewels and offering underwater adventures, beaches, fresh seafood and wines.
The Aeolian Islands –Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli– are part of UNESCO World Heritage site and offers wonderful sunsets and beaches, bays, caves, creeks, cliffs, an incomparable variety and richness of seabeds, landscapes worthy enough to be film sets and exceptional restaurants
The Egadi Islands, formed by the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo and the islets of Formica and Maraone, are an extraordinary synthesis of history, nature and beauty.
Ustica is a tiny island with a shoreline littered with dramatic grottoes and the surrounding waters are kept sparkling and clean by an Atlantic current, resulting in an underwater wonderland of fish and coral. Indeed, the reserve is host to half of the marine species present in Mediterranean waters.
The Pelagie Islands with the beauty of the clear waters of Lampedusa, together with Linosa and Lampione are a really piece of paradise with their landscapes and their wonderful sea depths.
Last but not least Pantelleria, unique for being the largest of Sicily’s satellite islands and for sitting few miles east of Tunisia and considered the ‘black pearl of the Mediterranean’.
Whether you’re visiting Sicily on an extended vacation or only for a few days, a day trip or a multiday excursion to any of these islands is a worthwhile endeavor.