The westernmost islands of the archipelago, Alicudi and Filicudi, are characterized by craters of extinct volcanoes, with fabulous wild environments and lush underwater seabeds.
In Filicudi you can admire: the Faraglione La Canna (about 85 meters high), the Scoglio della Fortuna and the spectacular Grotta del Bue.
The silent Alicudi (cars are not allowed to circulate), is the "wildest" island and you can discover incredible Mediterranean sceneries, such as the Scoglio della Galera.
The farthest (from Tropea) and least inhabited of the Aeolian Islands, formerly called Ericusa, due to the heather plants, an arboreal species that still abounds there today.
It has very fishy waters and landscapes of great variety and beauty. A visit is a must to the natural fort called "Timpone delle females", once used to hide women and therefore protect them during the raids of Saracen pirates.
You can climb to the top of the now extinct volcano to enjoy the view and the unique sunset over the Aeolian Islands and Sicily. On the way back, a refreshing bath caressed by the sea breeze and the murmur of the sea, the same noises heard by the first inhabitants of the prehistoric village dating back to the 4th century BC.
No electricity here, so dinner by candlelight in the fishermen's houses, and then go out to the sea to admire the stars.
Alicudi has an area of just 5 square kilometers and the approximately 100 inhabitants are called "alicudari". From the archaeological point of view Alicudi is still largely unexplored.
Its original name Phenicusa means rich in ferns. Its extinct volcano is called Fossa delle Felci, from the top of which, at 774 meters, you can enjoy an incomparable breathtaking view of the other Aeolian Islands.
To visit the Bue Marino cave by boat. Quiet, sweet, peaceful, Filicudi lives together with Alicudi a story that is a bit settling compared to the rest of the Aeolian archipelago. The surface of the island is just 9 square kilometers and is inhabited by about 200 people called "filicudari".
The shape of the island is oval and extends to the south in the promontory of Capo Graziano, where it is still possible to visit the place where there are the remains of ancient huts dating back to the mid-13th century BC.
Here, as in Alicudi, you can experience the rhythms of a silent day, without the deafening noise of cars or mopeds, but only the noises of unspoiled nature.