Just returned from four weeks in Sicily. The time we spent on the Aeolian Islands was incredible. Italy with no crowds, unbelievably fresh seafood, and days spent boating around the small islands (Salina was our favourite), stopping to swim wherever the urge took us. In the evening we could see Stromboli erupting in the distance. We traveled with our three kids (6, 9, and 11) and they loved it, too!