Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, is just off the "toe" of Italy's "boot." Its rich history is reflected in sites like the Valley of the Temples, the well-preserved ruins of 7 monumental, Doric-style Greek temples, and in the Byzantine mosaics at the Cappella Palatina, a former royal chapel in capital city Palermo. On Sicily’s eastern edge is Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes.
Milazzo is a town in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy; it is the largest commune in the Metropolitan City after Messina and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. The town has a population of around 31,500 inhabitants.
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and commune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina.
Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily. The 12th-century Palermo Cathedral houses royal tombs, while the huge neoclassical Teatro Massimo is known for opera performances. Also in the centre are the Palazzo dei Normanni, a royal palace started in the 9th century, and the Cappella Palatina, with Byzantine mosaics. Busy markets include the central Ballarò street market and the Vucciria, near the port.
Ustica is the name of a small island, about 5 kilometres across, situated 52 kilometres north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Roughly 1,300 people live in the commune of the same name. There is regular ferry service from the island to Palermo, Italy.
Porto Santo Stefano is a seaport town on the west coast of Italy, in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. It is the municipal seat of Monte Argentario and one of the two major towns that form the township, along with Porto Ercole.
Cagliari is the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia. It’s known for the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high over the rest of the town. Architectural highlights include the 13th-century Cagliari Cathedral. Housed in a former arsenal, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari displays bronze objects, Roman ceramics and artefacts from the Nuragic age to the Byzantine era
Day 1, Join the boat in Milazzo, meet and get to know the team before preparing the boat for the journey.
Day 2, depart after breakfast for the sail to the Lipari Islands arriving late in the day
Day 3, after breakfast on board, today is dedicated to exploring the Lipari Islands
Day 4, Departing the Lipari Islands we continue our journey sailing to Palermo
Day 5, After breakfast its time to set sail once more for Ustica
Day 6, leaving Ustica we head towards Porto Santo Stefano and our penultimate night on board
Day 7, After a leisurely breakfast we head out on the final leg of our adventure to our final port of call and journeys end, Cagliari
Flight Times UK to Sicily
London Gatwick (LGW) – 2 hours 55 minutes
Manchester (MAN) – 3 hours 30 minutes
Birmingham (BHX) – 3 hours 1 minute
Luton (LTN) – 3 hours 1 minute
Bristol (BRS) – 3 hours 8 minutes
Catania-Fontanarossa: Code CTA: address Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT, Italy
Palermo Falcone-Borsellino: Code PMO: Address Località Punta Raisi, 90145 Cinisi PA, Italy
Flights and times from Sardinia to UK
Sardinia is served by three airports
Olbia Airport: Code: OLB. Address 07026 Olbia, Province of Sassari, Italy
Cagliari: Code CAG: Address - Via dei Trasvolatori snc, Elmas, 09067, Sardinia, ITALY
Alghero: Code AHO: Address - Aeroporto di, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy