Filicudi Workout

Aeolian Islands, Italy

Go truly off-the-beaten-path in Italy on an absolutely authentic experience with amazing land and seascapes. Filicudi Island is alive and steeped in epicurean pleasures that will stimulate both your taste buds and imagination. Immerse yourself in the colorful company, cuisine, and lifestyle of the Filicudari locals.

SEASON

From May 15 to July 31
plus September & October.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Axctivity Level 5

PRICING

EUR 2400 per person
for 3 nights. All inclusive.
Minimum 2 people.
Reduced rates for groups.

SEASON

From May 15 to July 31
plus September & October.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Axctivity Level 5

PRICING

EUR 2400 per person
for 3 nights. All inclusive.
Minimum 2 people.
Reduced rates for groups.

Getting there

Part of the fun of this workout is getting there.

Filicudi Island is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. One of seven ‘sister’ islands of the Aeolian Islands stretching out from the Northern coast of Sicily, it’s an unspoiled Mediterranean paradise you may have thought only existed in dreams.

For lovers of timeless natural beauty with those magical Italian touches that make this place irresistibly endearing.

Workout Highlights

Fish with locals on a traditional Sicilian fishing boat.

Eat at Filicudi’s most famous seaside restaurant.

Dine in the homes of locals.

Hike the island mule tracks and see the most incredible views.

Lodge in a traditional Aeolian-style house.

Enjoy a barbecue fish lunch in a hidden cove.

See spectacular views all around and unforgettable sunsets.

Travel between the Aeolian Islands in a private boat

The Workout

Discover the enchanting embrace of a hideaway island where you can admire the breathtaking views, enrapture your senses with a myriad of scents and perfumes mingling with the sea breeze, and captivate your taste buds with the mouth-watering local cuisine.

Filicudi is a place laden with rustic charm, a mix of incredible elegance and a touch of the wild. A local family will introduce you to this magical place and you will meet a whole array of family members, from Antonello the fisherman to Adriana who is an expert cook and passionate about Filicudi cuisine.

Fishing, boating, strolling the ancient mule tracks are all part of everyday life here. Time itself on Filicudi is a mix of sea, land, scents and scenery.

What you can expect

Wine

Some of Italy’s and the world’s most praised wine terroirs are those of volcanic origin for their unrivaled concoction of prehistoric layers of earth right beneath the vines, and the resulting richness and minerality. Imagine all this right amidst the Mediterranean Sea, the homeland of viticulture, with winds and saltiness, pristine nature, and far from human crowds.

What you get are quintessential wines, the Malvasia and the Corinto Nero—to be enjoyed together with the perfumed local cuisine while enjoying incredible Mediterranean views.

Dine

Local cuisine is fresh, aromatic, and beautifully simple. Capers, fish, shrimp, squid, sweet cherry tomatoes, wild fennel are some of the few local fresh ingredients. You’ll dine in locations with breathtaking views of the sea and islands in stunning settings, from local houses to sea-front restaurants.

Exercise

Filicudi is also a paradise for the dynamic, healthy lifestyle-loving traveler.

Your first exercise will be a ten-minute walk along a very picturesque track just to get to your lodgings. The island abounds with ancient mule tracks crisscrossing much of the terrain. On this Workout, you will walk on some of the most beautiful and fun trails with incredible views literally in every direction.

Aside from admiring the sea, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to take a swim, go snorkeling, and explore the pristine waters of the Filicudi coastline.

Learn

Many of the local recipes and culinary secrets do, of course, involve fish.

You will discover local fishing techniques and local mariners’ tricks and traditions. Additionally, how the locals clean and prepare fish right through to cooking it and, best of all, how to approach those infamously big Italian lunches—Filicudi style.

You’ll also learn about other local specialties such as preparing and conserving capers. The locals will enlighten you on the pleasures and rhythms of their genuine Mediterranean existence.

Lodgings

Along an ancient mule track, high on the slopes of Filicudi’s extinct volcano, is a small and picturesque settlement that you will call home for the duration of your workout.

You’ll stay in a traditional Aeolian style house, with its beautiful, uncomplicated architecture and design. All rooms lead to a large spacious terrace, the focal point of the house and living arrangements.

It is comfortable and full of rustic charm. Its high position affords incredible views across the sea to Sicily, and the island’s ancient landscape, with a myriad of dry-stone walled terraces.

Your local hosts

For a fleeting few days, you’ll become part of a local community but with the privacy and comfort of your own haven. Your neighbors are nearly all part of one big family, and by being part of their community, you’ll experience how they really live. You will also witness the traditions and heritage they carry with them.

They will be your guides and companions for the entire Filicudi Workout experience.

Take the Filicudi Workout challenge and immerse yourself in the colorful company, cuisine and lifestyle of Aeolian Island locals.

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