A little Aeolian Island with a towering dormant volcano
Vulcano holidays take you to a secluded island just off the shore of Sicily. It’s the perfect place for adventurers who want to explore something new, while couples will love the laid back feel. Here you’ll find rugged mountainous landscapes and a wild coastline created by the island’s volcanos, giving the island its name.
Those wanting to experience a taste of the island’s history should head to the lively centre of Fossa di Vulcano, which dates back to the ancient Roman times as a holiday hotspot. Here you can explore the pretty streets or take in the history of the Roman ruins and Medieval buildings. Alternatively, head into the striking natural landscapes which can be found throughout Vulcano. Here you’ll find sulphurous craters and spectacular views of the sparkling sea from the top. Along the coast the beaches are black and sandy, with bright yellow rocks and bubbling mud baths, ideal for a day of exploration.
Luxury holidays in Vulcano bring you an experience like no other. This wild island is home to some excellent shops, restaurants and hotels, but it’s the natural landscapes that draw visitors from far and wide. Relax and unwind in a warm mud bath by the sea, soak up the sun on one of the black sandy beaches or marvel at the bright yellow rocks painted by the steaming volcanic streams.
When it comes to choosing a hotel for your luxury holidays in Vulcano, at Sovereign we have you covered. Our Personal Travel Planners will take the time to get to know you before recommending one of our carefully selected properties to ensure you can simply focus on relaxing and enjoying your holiday. Stay at the Therasia Resort Sea & Spa and enjoy secluded luxury surrounded by spectacular natural views. Elegant interiors and chic sun terraces offer views of the infinity pool, glittering ocean and rugged rockfaces below.
The nearest airport to Vulcano is Catania. Direct flights from the UK take approximately 3 hours.
Transfers by road and ferry from Catania Airport take approximately 3 hours.
Sicily’s climate is classically Mediterranean, but since the island is surprisingly close to Africa, things really heat up here in summer. The hot, dry weather begins in earnest around June, peaking in the high 20s around July and August. It barely gets cold in Sicily; winters are warm and rainy, while spring’s pleasant mid-teen average is good for walking and cycling, but not quite beach weather.
British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.
When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.