map represents Italy. Sicily is in red.
The Aeolian Archipelago (Aeolian islands, or Lipari Islands)
Click on the map to open another window with
a bigger map of the Aeolian archipelago, whose Filicudi
is part of.
island of Filicudi! Click over places in this map to see
detailed informations about them and some pictures too!
Why Filicudi Island ? Because it's different. It is something
really near to pure incontaminated nature... you can breathe
pure air and smell the breeze coming from the sea. I prefer
Filicudi in winter times... because in the summer it is appreciated
many people... (especially in the week around 15 August)
yet... what I call "too many people" is just a desert
compared to any other seaside resort in Italy!! if you can choose
when to come here on vacation... consider visiting us in September
and June or even May... the weather is extremely mild... and
you can enjoy the perfect vacation... not too hot... yet very
You'll enjoy the astonishing sea, archeological
trips around the island, or just nature walks on its "terraces"
.. upon mount delle Felci.
If you like snorkeling, diving, climbing, canoeing, fishing
Filicudi is for you. If you want to read your books in the still
of nature... broken only by cicadas... you are visiting the
right website to introduce that marvelous island you need to
I've been taken to the Island since I was 2 years old... quite
28 years ago... my family was and still is in love with the
place... at that time it was very different place... with no
electricity, only rain collected water...
and very few tourism.
Today you'll find computers, microwaves, and satellite dishes
in many many houses.
Let me be a little nostalgic... for the island was really rude
20 years ago... yet more fascinating for tourists than now,
And when I say in the past Filicudi was hard to live in, I mean
so hard many people left the island to get a future in America
or Australia... because even just surviving was hard. I'll write
a special section about that massive emigration very soon. I
suggest you reading the biography
of John J. Bonica (here a related photo
gallery) here to get an idea of how hard was living there
For the present I hope people living on tourism in Filicudi
island will understand sooner or later that a pearl is beautiful
until it's ruined by the hands of careless people. A beautiful
place is what it is until someone build on archeological places
abusive private buildings... or build monsters looking things
in the middle of an absolutely Aeolian traditional landscape,
or just "forgets" empty Coke cans everywhere. I'd
like to have a honorable answer when my descendants will ask
me "where have you been when they destroyed Filicudi Island"
In Filicudi "Lega
infos on lega Ambiente) is present with an active section
- really active... recently (2002) they have been sued by authorities
for a published polemic article about local authorities closing
both their eyes on "plain air" and self-evident house
building abuses in the island... that's italy... ! - look here
image of Filicudi before any civilization -
They try to make the island a better place for the future generations
and obviously for who lives there or goes there on vacation
in the present.
Back to Filicudi description... I could tell you it's the most
beautiful island within the Aeolian Islands... but actually
it depends on what you expect from it.
If you want just to meet as much people as can fit and have
fun... you'll be only pleased in August ( but even at that time
of year you can still enjoy the pleasure of beaches with nobody
but you in just going around the island by boat with your friends
or even swimming a little !)
If you want total relax... come in Filicudi at anytime.
If you need some accommodation. I can help you in this, even
if I may be sometime too busy to answer you in just a few days,
I'll help you enjoying that place! Keep in mind that the accomodations
offered in that island can vary extremely in quality and prices,
sometimes without a "logic" correlation between what
you pay and what you get! Yet.. I think if you come there and
like the place... you'll be back soon.
Remember... anything you want.. Filicudi might give it to you...
just make sure you meet the island in the right time of year
Jonh R. Bonica (firstname.lastname@example.org)
, where he hosts tons of informations about Aeolian genealogy.
His site contains also information about Filicudi,
its people and culture.
Are you searching an accomodation for your holidays - vacations
in Filicudi Island?
Do you want to rent a house for some time in Filicudi ? Write
I'll be glad to help you find the best solution for your relaxing
Cercate un alloggio per le vostre vacanze nell'isola di filicudi
? Volete affittare una stanza? Scrivetemi (email@example.com),
sarò felice di aiutarvi a trovare la migliore soluzione
per le vostre vacanze!