The Beaches and What to see in Alicudi
Its shape is almost perfectly conical; the result of a volcano that had its origins more than 1000 meters below sea level, but it has been inactive for a long time. The walls of the structure are very rugged and steepest in the western part of Alicudi, while on the eastern side you can see the old terraces, now abandoned. On the same side, note the church of San Bartolomeo, located in a picturesque location.
The findings, which came about in some cases, by means of pure luck, from the first settlements date back to the Bronze Age. Tombstones, made of lava stone, were also discovered here.
The landing point is at the ramp of the Palomba, where land mostly backpackers and divers: if you are looking for unspoiled natural scenery, Alicudi might just be the best choice. There are no paved roads, the facilities are entrusted to a few inhabitants and any form of accommodation would be out of place. It is an idyllic place, where you will only hear the echoes of the sea.
The coastline is mostly high, with hidden coves, and beautiful volcanic caves. An exception is the short stretch of beach Pantalucci and pebble beach of Bazzina. The most characteristic feature is the Rock Jalera, on the western side, which is accessible by boat.
There are several walking trails which are not too difficult for those who are fit. For those who want to climb the crater of Alicudi, a natural trail starts right from the port, and then continues to a height of 675m, on the top of the Filo dell’Arpa.