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3 Day Trekking  March 31st April 2nd 2023



We are pleased to present our 3-day trekking trip to the wonderful Eolian island of Lipari, including also the picturesque village and countryside of Savoca from Friday 31 March 2023 (public holiday) to Sunday 2 April 2023.


This event is being held in conjunction with the Malta Geographical Society ( and Go Sicily Travel.


Over the past four years, we have familiarised ourselves with the lovely island of Lipari, which is the largest island in the Eolian archipelago, located around one hour by boat from the port of Milazzo in Northern Sicily. Lipari is around the size of Gozo and its dramatic elevated areas contrast with the low lying coastal areas in a collage of beautiful sea and country views extending to the other Eolian islands.


We have forged very good contacts in Lipari over these years which have served us well in presenting this interesting tour. We will be having interesting walks in various parts of the island.


We will be staying at a nice 3-star hotel on the seafront at the edge of Lipari town, which is also walking distance to the historical centre of Lipari town, where one finds various beautiful locations, such as the Citadel, Marina Corta and Marina Grande. The hotel location makes it ideal for those who wish to take an evening after-dinner stroll in Lipari town.


Places on the tour are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis until all places on the tour are taken. Early booking is therefore recommended.


Full Programme


Friday 31 March 2023

03:30 Meet at catamaran ferry terminal in Valletta for check-in and embarkation to Sicily on board Virtu Ferries fast-speed catamaran mv St John Paul II 

05:00 Depart Valletta port 

07:00 Arrive in Pozzallo and disembarkation from catamaran

07:30 Departure to Savoca, stopping at a roadside Autogrill for coffee and toilet break along the way

10:00 Arrival in Savoca. Urban trekking in this walled town, which is also famous for its role in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece award-winning trilogy The Godfather.

11:45 Departure to Milazzo

13:00 Arrival in Milazzo

13:30 Departure to Lipari

14:30 Arrival in Lipari port. We will leave our luggage at Lipari port for eventual delivery to our hotel. We will immediately set off on our first trek on the island of Lipari, which will centre in and near the town of Lipari, on the southern side of the island. We will visit the imposing Citadel and will be able to visit the Cathedral of San Bartholomeo, the Necropolis and the Greek theatre, before heading down to the picturesque Marina Corta, where we will be able to explore the typical winding alleyways of the old part of Lipari town. 

17:30 Arrival at our 3-star hotel, which is located on the seafront at the edge of the town of Lipari. Free time.

20:00 3-course dinner at a restaurant located on the seafront of Lipari town

In view of the travelling involved today, guests are requested to bring their own packed lunch with them, which they can also buy from Savoca, which ideally they can consume during the hydrofoil trip from Milazzo to Lipari. 


Saturday 1 April 2023

07:30 onwards: Buffet breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant which is located 5 minutes walk away from the hotel

08:30 We will leave on foot heading towards the southernmost tip of the island. Our walk will afford exquisite views over the town of Lipari and its citadel. We will be passing by various wonderful houses enjoying splendid views until we reach a point where we will enjoy spectacular views over the island of Vulcano, which is one of the two active volcanoes one finds on the Eolian Islands. We will proceed until we reach a point where we will enjoy superb views over the Fariglioni and proceed uphill, passing by the exquisite summer residence of famous Italian orchestra conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli. We will then head back on a country path towards the town of Lipari

13:30 Departure to Quattropani

13:45 Arrival in Quattropani, on the northern side of the island and enjoying views over the islands of Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi. Here we will have lunch (included in tour price) at a typical trattoria, consisting of an antipasto, a plate of pasta, dessert and coffee, including unlimited local wine and still/sparkling mineral water.

16:00 We set off eastwards on a gentle downward walk. Our first stop will be at a stall selling typical local products and which enjoys spectacular views over the five islands of Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina, Panarea and Stromboli. Here we will do some free tasting of local malvasia wine and have the opportunity to buy some to take home with us. We will then proceed downhill towards the fishing village of Acquacalda, where we will stop at the picturesque church of San Gaetano and enjoy spectacular views over the island of Salina, which is also the filming location of the Oscar-winning film Il Postino starring Massimo Troisi, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Philippe Noiret.

18:30 Transfer to our hotel.

18:45 Arrival at our hotel in Lipari town. Free time at the hotel

20:30 3-course dinner at a restaurant located on the seafront of Lipari town


Sunday 2nd April  2023

07:30 onwards: Buffet breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant which is located 5 minutes walk away from the hotel

09:00 Departure to the Lami area, located on the Eastern side of the island, where we will enjoy some wonderful trekking in this area enjoying views over the islands of Stromboli and Panarea.

12:00 Departure to Lipari town. Free time, including free time for lunch in Lipari town (not included in tour price) which can be taken in one of the various eateries in town

14:00 We pick our luggage from Lipari port and head to the ferry terminal.

14:15 Departure to Milazzo

15:15 Arrival in Milazzo

15:30 Departure to Pozzallo, stopping at a roadside Autogrill for coffee and toilet break along the way. If time permits we will proceed to Pozzallo historical centre for a stroll along the Corso and the Lungomare Pietre Nere.

19:30 Transfer to Pozzallo port for check in and embarkation on the catamaran

20:30 Departure to Malta 

22:30 Arrival in Malta


Terms and conditions:


Price : 

Persons aged 14 years and over: €569

A special discount of €5 is given to members of the Malta Geographical Society. Non-members have the option to join the Society, in which case the price of €569 will cover the tour price (€569), the Malta Geographical Society members’ discount (-€5) and 2023 paid Malta Geographical Society membership (€5) 


Price includes:

Catamaran trip Malta-Pozzallo-Malta

All taxes and port charges

Transfers Pozzallo-Savoca-Milazzo-Pozzallo and private transfers in Lipari as per programme

Accomodation for two nights on half board basis, inclusive of buffet breakfast and evening three course dinner inclusive of unlimited local wine and still/sparkling mineral water at our 3-star hotel on the seafront in Lipari town. Price based on twin or triple room sharing.

Lunch on Saturday at a local trattoria consisting of an antipasto, a plate of pasta, dessert and coffee, including unlimited local wine and still/sparkling mineral water.

City tax on hotel stay 

Ferry Milazzo to Lipari and return

Services of Go Sicily Travel tour leader 

Insolvency Fund Certificate



Single Room Supplement: €25 per person per night x 2 nights = €50, subject to availability of single rooms.


Payment terms:

Deposit of €100 per person on confirmation plus 100% of insurance if required

Balance by 15 March 2023 or immediately on booking for bookings made (subject to availability) after 15 March 2023


COVID-19 measures:

At, we pride ourselves in offering quality experiences which are fully compliant with COVID-19 requirements whilst at the same time ensuring that our guests have an enjoyable experience

COVID vaccination certificates or swab tests are not required to travel to Sicily and back to Malta with effect from 25 July 2022. The compilation of Passenger Locator Forms is also not required.


Refund policy:

A 100% cash refund applies if catamaran trip is cancelled due to new COVID-19 measures. Cancellation due to adverse weather conditions is covered under the appropriate travel insurance policy, inclusive of adverse weather conditions extension, being offered.


General Terms and Conditions:



For enquiries and bookings please contact us on:

Mobile: 79742459 




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visit us (by prior appointment on 79742459) at our offices at 

Go Sicily Travel, Cube Office Suites, 154, Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta (road in front of Mosta Dome, around ten doors up from Partit Laburista club on the left hand side in the direction of Valletta)


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