Vulcano, Sicily, Italy
At a Glance
The hotel is nestled in the Vulcanello promontory and affords stunning views across to the islands of Lipari
The two restaurants, 'L’Arcipelago' and 'Il Cappero' offer mouth-watering traditional Sicilian and Mediterranean specialties
The hotel is surrounded by some fantastic walks and mountain bike trails across the local rugged terrain
Stunning seawater infinity swimming pool
Extensive treatment list in the well equipped Wellness Spa
Best time to Visit
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Sicily enjoys a blissful Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm springs and autumns. Even February, the coolest month, has average temperatures of 13°C, which means that any time of year is suitable.
If you want to go sightseeing around the island’s legendary historic and natural sites, October–November and March–June are reliably warm, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 26°C. July and August are blessed with glorious sunshine, and average temperatures of around 28°C.
August is peak tourist season, many businesses close for two or three weeks. This is when most Italians go on vacation, about 70% of the population takes their vacation at the same time, therefore hardly any work gets done in Italy during that period and beaches can be extremely crowded.
Therasia Resort is a beautiful hotel located on the charming island of Vulcano, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, just off the coast of Sicily. Large luxurious rooms and a relaxing, rejuvenating spa make Therasia Resort the perfect Mediterranean retreat.
The hotel is nestled in the Vulcanello promontory and has stunning views across to the islands of Lipari. On a clear day you can see as far as the islands of Salina, Stromboli, Panarea, Alicudi and Filicudi. Many of the elegant, Mediterranean rooms have balconies or spacious terraces, which share this same stunning vista.
The two restaurants offer mouth-watering traditional Sicilian and Mediterranean specialties, with a strong emphasis on fresh seafood.
The Therasia spa offers the chance to relax and rejuvenate with its wide range of treatments and therapies; from seaweed-therapy to luxuriant face and body beauty treatments, they focus on using alchemic aromas, perfumed oils and advanced massage techniques designed to alleviate accumulated tiredness and stress.
Unwind and soak in the Aeolian sunshine beside the seawater infinity swimming pool, or take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear sea from the rocky platform beneath the hotel. For those preferring the beach, there is a courtesy shuttle bus to the black sand beach just a ten minute drive away, equipped with sun-loungers and parasols. For those wanting to explore the island, there are some fantastic walks or mountain bike trails across the rugged terrain.
The 95 comfortable and elegant rooms are decorated in a Mediterranean style and offer sea or garden views from a private balcony or terrace. The bathrooms are finished with black lavic stone and Silician terracotta tiling, in harmony with the nature of the island. All rooms and suites are equipped with satellite TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, mini bar, telephone and safe.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Therasia Resort. However, there are no specific facilities available for them.
Therasia Resort's Il Cappero is a cosy but sophisticated restaurant boasting a Michelin star, and offering local dishes with a contemporary twist. The elegant L’Arcipelago restaurant specializes in traditional Sicilian cuisine, and is characterized by its carefully selected ingredients. The more informal I Grusoni overlooks the pool and offers a variety of grilled specialties, ideal for those who prefer a light lunch without compromising their taste buds. Other facilities include a seawater swimming pool, hydro-massage pool, sunbathing terrace with access to the sea and the relaxing Therasia Wellness Center.
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
Such a beautiful hotel, so nicely decorated and lots of open spaces perfect for relaxing. The pool is lovely and candle lit at night which looks stunning, especially with Stromboli erupting every 15 minutes in the background! Truly magical.
The staff are so charming and unbelievably helpful, especially Nancy and Pierpaolo. There is so much to do on the island, from walking up the volcano to relaxing at the thermal baths.
The best thing about the hotel is the food which is absolutely second to none - so delicious!
Anne White (Staff)
There's something about traveling by boat that makes you feel like you are going on a real adventure. I had a sense of anticipation and excitement as our hydrofoil made it's way over to the islands. With a huge thunderstorm happening as we approached it certainly was a dramatic scene..
As I left the boat I could detect the smell of sulphur and in the distance I could see Vulcano gently steaming! I was intrigued!
Therasia Resort is nestled in the rock at the foot of Vulcano and on the edge of the island. It enjoys the most stunning views across to the islands of Stomboli, Panarea, Lipari, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi.
Recently restructured, this hotel is beautiful. The rooms are simply furnished with light colored walls, tiled floors and some have large balconies and terraces. The outside areas are sleek, minimal and arhitectural with only local materials being used such as molten rock from Mount Etna, sicilian terracotta and cedar and olive wood. Bright green cacti against the black rock is stunning.
The infinity pool is amazing and in the evening the staff put candles around the pool which is really magical and romantic.
The spa has been newly styled and is a lovely, relaxing space.
I enjoyed really lovely food during my stay, special mention goes to the buffet of traditional sicilian pastries which were delicious!
This is a great option for honeymoons or just a relaxing break where you really feel like getting away from it all.
Location & directions
Vulcano, Sicily, Italy
Therasia Resort is situated on the northern tip of the island of Vulcano, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, approximately 1km from the beach and the center of Vulcano.
How to get there
It is a 3-hour British Airways scheduled flight to Catania International Airport Fontanarossa, from London Gatwick. From the airport it's a 1-hour 30-minute private transfer to Milazzo, followed by a 45-minute hydrofoil crossing to the hotel.