A less worldly Panarea

Duration: 3-4 hours - difficulty: medium-high

Besides than island of worldly vanities, a rural and wild Panarea hides its history among terraces, stone walls and abandoned olive groves. The highest peak, Punta del Corvo, dominates the vertical cliffs of the western slope. This rocky and steep habitat harbors many endemic plants, such as Iberis semperflorens, Seseli bocconi and the threatened, strictly localized Silene hicesiae, discovered for the first time in the 1980s. In summer, there is also a small colony of Eleonora's falcon (Falco eleonorae), while the top of Panarea is used for the census of raptors in the spring migration carried out by LIPU. Going down towards the south, a short deviation allow to visit the Bronze Age village of Punta Milazzese, overlooking the nice inlet of Cala Junco.