As the Sea Cloud sailed to the Aeolian Islands with all her sails unfurled this morning, we had a wonderful opportunity to go out on our Zodiacs to take photos of the ship. Everyone jumped at the opportunity…even the crew. What a beautiful ship it is!

Later in the afternoon, we arrived to Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands. After landing and picking up our local guides, we took a very scenic drive all around the island, stopping at key points to enjoy the views. This was followed by a visit to the Museo Archeologico Eoliano, which has a great exhibit relating to the history of the islands, from prehistoric to classic times. We ended our visit to Lipari with some free time to leisurely walk around the beautiful town full of cafes, restaurants, and stores.

After dinner, we finished a perfect day by sailing past the famous island and active volcano of Stromboli to watch red lava being spewed in real time…simply spectacular!