I was a bit confuse where to go next.
On the one hand I would like to make km to arrive at Sicily. On the other hand I had the idea to climb Montalto di Aspramonte (1.956) and go from there directly to Reggio Calabria.
But today I felt to need a pause.
Yesterday a new idea came to my mind: to go to Stromboli by ferry boat and then pass directly on to Sicily. By this way I would save some km and a climb of about 500 meters.
After 24 km pedaling I arrived at Tropea. I went directly to the harbor to ask whether I could get a boat. Fortunately I found a traveling agent that offered today "Stromboli by night" and carried me and my bike and I could visit Panarea too because this was their first stop.
The Aeolian Islands and the the sea surrounding them are really fantastic. So many different forms of rocks, many rocky islands, a sea that is not that deep so you can see many different colors. Tiny little villages with a special architecture. And myriads of photo scenes.