When it was possible to go on a charter trip in Italy for a short time last autumn, YACHT author Jan Jepsen took the opportunity and sailed westwards from Palermo. With stops in Castellammare del Golfo and San Vito lo Capo, he set course for Levanzo, Favigan and Marettimo.
Especially in the off-season it is already quiet on the three main islands of the Aegadian Archipelago, which was formerly notorious for its tuna catchers. As long as wind and weather cooperate, you can spend a relaxing time there, as there are harbors and anchorages where the YACHT finds refuge. At the end of October, however, the islands almost fall into a kind of hibernation, the jetties are drawn in in some ports, and weather disturbances thwart some of the previously worked out cruise plans.