This week we are going to travel to some famous Sicilian smaller islands and visit some of the smallest sicilian cities on them! Ready? So pack up with us and lets go!
We are going to start from one of the most famous islands of Sicily: Panarea.
The island is also known as the “VIP island”, since its beautiful beaches and landscapes attract many movie stars and people from the showbiz.
Ditella, Drauto and San Pietro are the principal villages, and the whole island counts 280 inhabitants, but of course the population increases during summer due to the big affluence of tourists.
Ditella, Drauto和San Pietro是岛上最主要的三个村庄。岛上居民只有280人，但是在夏天随着岛上旅游旺季的到来，就难免爆满了。
The island presents a typical example of Aeolian architecture, with smooth buildings and the traditional combination of the colors white and blue.
Sicily and its small islands are volcanic areas and people in these places have always been living surrounded by breathtaking views, but also close to volcanoes, dealing with their unexpected eruptions. A part from Etna, which is the biggest one situated on the main island of Sicily, the other two volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, have created small islands nearby where people live.
Close to the island of Panarea there is the island of Stromboli.
The island itself is a volcano (from which the island takes the name), and a very active one.
The population is around 400 people, divided in small villages. Among these, the smallest one is the village of Ginostra, which counts around 30 people living in it.
The village is quite isolated and electricity has been available only from 2004. Of course its a car-free place, and the only transportation system here will be your feet or, hear hear, donkeys!
The other island formed by a volcano itself is the island of Vulcano. The name, of course, it means volcano in Italian, and back in the old times, when the Greeks and the Romans where around, people actually believed that the god of fire, the blacksmith of heavens Hephaestus actually lived there, inside the mountain, forging armors and thunderbolts for Zeus.
The inhabitants of the island are around 715, scattered among the small villages. The volcano has been inactive for long, so the area is relatively quiet.
Already feeling like traveling there to stay away from the everyday crowd?