The island

It is truly an unforgettable experience to holiday in Panarea, the smallest, most charming and most ancient of the seven magnificent Aeolian Islands spread out like a flower in the Tyrrhenian Sea just north of Sicily. Upon descending from the ferry, the beauty that meets your eye will leave you speechless. The blue sea dotted with islands, the little whitewashed houses surrounded by vegetation, the myriads of colours of the flowers, and the fragrant scent of the olive trees, prickly pears, capers and the endless varieties of plants that populate the island are a precious balm for the spirit. This idyllic landscape does not mean that one should also renounce the pleasures of the flesh; indeed anything but…

Some picture of the islands [courtesy of panarea.com]