FILICUDI : THE MAGICAL ISLAND
Wild and mysterious, a crystal clear sea and atmosphere of the past.
Where today there is peace and quiet, long ago, erupting from the fury of a volcano, emerged an island, the oldest of the Aeolian. Let yourself be caressed by the lethargic and natural rhythms that dominate in this island of wind and sea. Take off your watch, because here the time and climate have no desire to rush and even seem to have stopped between the walls of dry stone. Embark on an unforgettable journey on this wild island, almost primitive, where the volcanic nature has drawn amazing landscapes and unique environments of great scenic effect. Its rugged coastline is full of coves and natural bays which can be visited by boat and where you can swim. In its crystal clear sea you can enjoy water sports or simply relish the sun while lying on its pebbly beaches. Relax and listen to the sound of the wind which brings to you the song of the Sirens, its voice will take you to the famous Grotta del Bue Marino, scene of ancient popular traditions, a magical corner in which you can savour its silences and evocative light. Swim around the great obelisk: The Canna, symbol of Filicudi, a stack of basalt, the old centre of eruption eroded by the sea, the top of which is home to the famous black lizard of the Aeolian Islands. The sea of Filicudi will bring you strong emotions; try to dive in its waters, you will discover a marvellous underwater world strewn with the wrecks of ships that once sailed the Mediterranean. Come spend an unforgettable holiday exploring the paths and old mule tracks, lose yourself in the fields, discovering step by step places indelibly marked by the effects of the volcano, traces of a peasant culture hidden in the abandoned terraces, today a kingdom of exuberant vegetation with rare plants and flowers of extraordinary beauty. Come to know the abandoned areas of Zucco Grande or Siccagni, places that hide the secret soul of Filicudi where you can breathe the past history of men and women forced to leave their island to migrate to distant lands. An island to explore by mountain bike: pedalling without haste you will be able to enjoy the colours and scents of this land full of natural wonders suspended between sky and sea. The ancient Phenicusa, as it was called in the past, today the island has become a refuge for artists and intellectuals who organize the smallest Biennial in the world: the event takes place one night in mid-August under a beautiful starry sky. Entertainment offerings are many: the island offers endless possibilities both for those looking for a little relaxation, for the sports enthusiasts and also to tourists hungry for culture. Be sure to visit the Archaeological Museum to learn the history of its inhabitants and discover the archaeological village of the Bronze Age, it is like taking a leap into the past and you can learn many things about the ancient civilization of obsidian. Enjoy its cuisine, prepared with fresh fish, do not miss the proposals of the restaurants and enjoy a glass of Malvasia in a fashionable location in the light of candles breathing in the romantic atmosphere of the Filicudi nights .