A necklace of seven volcanic peaks, rising from the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands are an alluring and relaxing destination.
The traditional cooking of the Aeolian Islands is an especially sunny and succulent version of the Sicilian kitchen, with seafood playing a prominent role.
Salina, which hosts our recommended hotels in the Aeolian Islands, provides a good base for day trips to the other more-remote islands in the archipelago.
The vineyards of the Aeolian Islands began making a comeback in the 1950s. Now some 350 acres of grapes are being cultivated at 15 wineries.
Our writer visited the island of Salina, in Italy's Aeolian Islands, with the help of a guide, who had deep knowledge of its history, geology and architecture.
The Aeolian Islands lure discerning international travelers because they remain so unspoiled and authentic. Our writer visited three hotels on two of them.