Luxury hotel holiday Therasia Resort and Spa Vulcano, Aeolian Islands

On the spectacular island of Vulcano, the 5-star Therasia Resort and Spa is surrounded by stunning scenery. Many of the 97 rooms here overlook the sea, Lipari, the islands of the archipelago. Others have views of the volcano. Outside, the infinity pool seems to link the terrace to the sea, while the rocky coast is only a short walk away. Il Cappero Restaurant has a Michelin star. Make the most of the renowned spa, before exploring the dramatic scenery of this island. Easy access by hydrofoil to the other Aeolian Islands makes this an ideal stop on a touring holiday, or make this a base for a longer holiday.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Catania
  • Private return car transfer to Milazzo port
  • Ferry crossing Milazzo to Vulcano return
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Therasia Resort & Spa, Vulcano

Therasia Resort and Spa is a 5-star hotel on the beautiful island of Vulcano. Michelin-star dining, sublime spa facilities and luxurious accommodation, alongside a stunning outdoor pool and magnificent sea views afford guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the island of Vulcano

Annual opening 14 April to 13 October

Closest airport Catania Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is just under 4-hours' drive and ferry ride from Catania Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Terrace Bar, Poolside Bar serving snacks, 3 Restaurants including Michelin Star Il Cappero, Spa and Wellness Centre including Sauna and Turkish Baths, Sea Bathing Platform, Outdoor Infinity Pool, 1 Hydro-massage Pool, Cactus Gardens, WiFi, Shuttle Service to/ from the hotel/centre/port, Private Bathing Area, Concierge.

Out and about nearby

Hiking, Boat trips to the other Aeolian islands, hot thermal springs and volcanic beaches.

Sports nearby

Diving, Sailing, Watersports.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 7 nights

From about

£1,280

Holiday Code EXH997

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Therasia Resort & Spa, Vulcano

With spectacular views out to sea and across the neighbouring Aeolian Islands of Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina, Lipari, Stromboli and Panarea, the Therasia Resort has possibly one of the most spectacular positions of any hotel we have seen. Vulcano is the southern most island of the Aeolian archipelago, separated from Lipari by a tiny strait, and is just a 45 minute hydrofoil ride from the port of Milazzo in Sicily. The hotel has been recently renovated and the owners have made good use of the local volcanic stone from Etna, brightly coloured terracotta tiles from Sicily in the bathrooms and local whitewashed walls to reflect the sun's rays. The 97 rooms and suites are furnished in a simple, but comfortable style and are decorated in cool cream and pastel shades. The bathrooms are decorated in traditional terracotta tiles in different shades and colours. The interior public spaces of the hotel are airy and light with comfortable sofas and chairs in the open-plan lounges and there is a lovely poolside bar, along with the terrace bar, Il Faraglione, with views out over the striking Faraglione Rocks. The hotel has a private rocky bathing area and access to the sea, with sun loungers and umbrellas as well as a tempting infinity pool. The hotel has two restaurants offering a choice between fine dining, L'Arcipelago, and the less formal Il Cappero restaurant, both serving excellent Sicilian dishes, using local ingredients. This is a truly remarkable hotel in terms of position and due to the volcanic nature of the island, there are numerous walks available, even up the crater of the volcano itself. However, the sea is always the main attraction and numerous water sports are available nearby from sailing to scuba diving.

Room descriptions

Therasia Resort and Spa has 97 rooms with bath or shower and wc, telephone, air conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite TV. Most rooms have a maximum occupancy of 4 people. Comfort and Deluxe rooms have a maximum occupancy of 3.

Classic Double or Twin Room with balcony or terrace and garden view
Comfort Double or Twin Room with balcony and sea view
Deluxe Double Room with terrace and sea view
Junior Suite Double or Twin Room with balcony and sea view
Suite Lipari with terrace and sea view
Master Suite Sea View with jacuzzi pool and terrace with frontal sea view
Suite Stromboli with terrace and sea view
Suite Panarea with terrace and sea view

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 7 nights

From about

£1,280

Holiday Code EXH997

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Therasia Resort & Spa, Vulcano

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Therasia Resort Sea & Spa on Vulcano Island, our clients usually fly to Catania airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price from Catania to Milazzo (about 2 hours’ drive). From Milazzo you take a hydrofoil to Vulcano, and then you are collected by the hotel from the port.

Additional information

Children: Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 7 nights

From about

£1,280

Holiday Code EXH997

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Therasia Resort & Spa, Vulcano

About Sicily

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Sicily allows visitors to discover a unique and captivating island. The rich tapestry of Mediterranean history can be witnessed on the southerly island of Sicily, fascinating not only for its amazing blend of cultures including Greek, Arab, Byzantine and Norman and its architectural treasures which reflect these influences but also for its breath-taking scenery of coast, parched mountains and fertile groves of almonds, oranges, lemons and olives. The people are proud and independent, reserved but sincere and helpful. Traditions thrive to an extent that the atmosphere of Sicily is unrecognisable in the context of other parts of Italy further north. The towns and villages are contrasting with picture postcard scenes of mediaeval labyrinthine alleyways adorned by wrought-iron balconies and baskets of flowers or severe dilapidation punctuated by grand Baroque or austere Norman cathedrals and churches. Additionally, there are of course some of the most important sites of the ancient Greek world such as the temples at Agrigento, the theatre at Taormina and numerous relics at Siracusa, reputedly one of the most beautiful cities of the Greek world. High above the island looms Mount Etna, one of the largest volcanoes in the world and an awe-inspiring sight. Off the north coast of Sicily, the beautiful Aeolian Islands offer escape and remoteness, natural scenery and a startling light, a sleepy way of life and romantic isolation. A holiday in Sicily appeals for those who want typical rest and relaxation with cultural activities at hand, and for those who want to be more adventurous and experience more of this captivating island.

Highlights of Sicily

An ascent of Mount Etna, partly by car and then further on foot (guides available) through the luxuriant vegetation which includes oranges and lemons, bougainvillaea and poinsettias and then higher up the groves of walnuts, cherries, almonds, pistachios and vines. Palermo is known for its street markets, especially Vucciria and Ballaro, where traders and hawkers, pickpockets and shoppers converge amongst narrow streets and stalls of wares. See the traditional costumes and dialect of Piana degli Albanesi, where Albanians settled in the 15th Century. Revel in the splendid site of Taormina above the sea with views to Etna. Local crafts include cork, ceramics, honey, embroidery, raffia. Enjoy the calm and remoteness of the Aeolian Islands with their clear waters, beautiful scenery and peaceful way of life. Enjoy the gardens of the Villa Giulia in Palermo and the Public Gardens in Taormina.

Cultural highlights of Sicily

Palermo contains some of the greatest Arab-Norman buildings in existence - San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale with its striking Cappella Palatina and La Martorana. Monreale outside Palermo is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily and contains beautiful 12th and 13th Century mosaics and cloisters. The Doric temples of the 5th Century BC in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Cefalu has the `Portrait of a Man` by Antonello da Messina, dating from 1465 in its Museo Mandralisca.

Festivals in Sicily

Many Sicilian local festivals are linked to Saints’ Days. A few of the most well-known festivals generally include Carnival celebrations in Taormina and Acireale. Easter is celebrated especially in Trapani, Marsala and Piana degli Albanesi. Messina celebrates Ferragosto on the 15th August with a firework display over the Straits. The Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore takes place in Agrigento in the first and second weeks of February to celebrate the almond blossom. Taormina Arte is a summer festival of music, cinema, ballet and theatre, held in the Greek theatre. The Palio dei Normanni takes place in Piazza Armeria in August.

Gastronomy in Sicily

The gastronomy of Sicily, like much of the culture of the island, has been heavily influenced by its history. Cuscus is a Sicilian version of couscous, and marzipan features heavily in sweets. Local produce includes citrus fruits, almonds, capers, olives, peppers and fish. Local specialities include Maccheroni con le sarde (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, pine nuts and saffron), Pesce spada (grilled sword fish), 'alla Siciliana' with capers, red peppers and herbs. Cassata is a popular dessert made with ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios and Cannoli are almond biscuits stuffed with ricotta. Sicily produces a variety of red and white wines including Corvo di Salaparuta and Etna, Marsala and Malvasia.

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