Alicudi is an island that lends itself particularly to hiking, not surprisingly it has been defined as "The island queen of trekking in the Mediterranean".
The island is unique for its physical conformation. There is no other similar place in the Italian territory; here the wheel has not arrived and the movements are necessarily made through the mule tracks, the only connecting roads that give access both to the individual houses and to the most enchanting and remote corners of this small island.
Retracing the ancient mule tracks of Alicudi is a way to experience special emotions, discovering naturalistic, volcanological and historical paths that preserve the culture, tradition and customs of this island.
The top part of Alicudi has remained indifferent to the passage of time, preserved by the more than a thousand steps that separate it from the port and from the town. Monumental dry stone walls divide the ancient cultivated lands, extended over the entire eastern side of the island, while some stone shelters (the mannare) between Montagnole and Dirittusu housed cattle and agricultural tools. Along the path you will find ferns, the rare buttercup of the cliffs (Ranunculus rupestris) and the violet of Brullo (Erysimum brulloi). The summit of Filo dell'Arpa is the undisputed realm of migratory birds of prey and of the queen's hawks, which nest in summer on the inaccessible side