Sicily Yacht Charter
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Why Choose a Yacht Charter Holiday in Sicily
The Aeolian Islands have a sense of remoteness about them, which is rarer in charter regions these days. Time has stood relatively still in these communities and mass tourism is still a way away.
Stromboli is probably the oldest lighthouse in the world, being still an active volcano and used by mariners for centuries. Unlike Etna which builds to a big bang, this Volcano relieves pressure day by day, so at night the glow is constant with lava running into the sea.
The Cruising Waters/ Conditions
The rugged volcanic islands of Salina, Stromboli Lipari and Vulcano in the Aeolilan group are highlights for anyone who visits by yacht.
The Aeolian got their name from Aeolus (the god of wind) and there is more breeze here than most parts of the Mediterranean.
It is possible to combine the Aeolian Islands with the Egardi Islands on the western end of Sicily with a one way sail- this combines the two best cruising areas. For the adventurous, with three or four weeks a circumnavigation of Sicily including Malta is possible.
Fly to Rome, then a domestic flight to Palermo or Catania, or rail south and transfer across to Milazzo.
Specialities in Sicilian cuisine includes; seafood, vegetables (such as the aubergine and beans) and sweets. There are however a few typical Sicilian meat dishes such as involtini alla Siciliana: slices of meat rolled around fillings of ham, salami, cheese, breadcrumbs and onions and cooked over charcoal. Tuna and swordfish are caught off the coasts of Sicily and swordfish steaks sprinkled with lemon, capers and herbs and cooked over a charcoal grill.
Yachts Available/ Bases
The range of fleets in Sicily is quite limited- with bareboat chartering, only a relative newcomer to the area.
Bases to access the Aeolian Islands include, Milazzo (on the island of Sicily 15 miles south of Lipari) as well as at Procida – on the Italian mainland and to the East. Bases are also at Palermo, which is the access point to the Agardi Islands, on the western end of the island of Sicily. A limited number of Gulets, monohulls and catamarans are available from these ports.
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