Where is Alicudi located? Alicudi lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and is part of the Aeolian Islands archipelago, north of Sicily.
How do I get to Alicudi? 2 hours by boat from Palermo or 3 hours from Milazzo with https://www.libertylines.it/
How to get around the island? Only on foot, like the island’s mules, which play an essential role in transporting goods and luggage. In addition to their practical function, they are also an integral part of Alicudi’s authentic charm. Their appearances along narrow lanes and picturesque alleyways add to the island’s rustic, traditional ambience.
Where to eat and sleep?
It is important to keep in mind that Alicudi Island is less developed than some other islands and the infrastructure is more basic. There are no shops or ATMs on the island here. Take your cash with you. Accommodation is part of the experience: no ordinary comfort here. The real deal is to rent in one of the typical wind houses along the mountain. There are many for rent on seasonal rental platforms. We recommend Casa Tre Archi, a chic house run by the charming Elise and her daughter Elena. It is located in the Tonna district, about 300 steps from the port. Elise’s sophisticated taste is reflected not only in the details of the house but also in the small shop she has set up to sell her designs, which is well worth a visit. His lucky charms have become the true souvenir of the island.
In terms of cuisine, there is only one bar-restaurant on the island and 2 grocery stores. The experience lies in going to dinner or lunch with a local. Among these, you absolutely have to go to Silvio. On a terrace under a starry sky, you can taste the fish most appreciated by the island’s fishermen. If you are lucky enough, you will taste its famous grilled moray eel.
The book to pack in your suitcase? Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu . All 7 volumes.
The song to include in your playlist? You can’t always get what you want by The Rolling Stones.
And especially where to drink your Spritz? At the island’s only bar, l’Airone on the port.