Above: Town of Lipari on the island of the same name in Italy

Salina, the island that hosts our recommended hotels, provides a good base for day trips to other parts of theAeolianarchipelago. Vulcano, Lipari and Panarea are nearby, while Stromboli is farther afield but well-served by ferry services because of its popularity. To the west, Alicudi and Filicudi are tiny and tranquil.

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Above: Town of Lipari on the island of the same name in Italy

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