HOW I GOT THERE
It was a lovely, sunny morning on the 22nd of July. I left Certaldo, the village of Boccaccio, early in the morning and took the 6:18 train to Florence. Once there I got on the fastest train towards Napoli. It was my first time in Naples central station, I found it huge and well organized with shops and colourful signs! I easily took the tube towards Mergellina where in 5 minutes I arrived to the Mergellina pier. From this point I waited for my ferry by SNAV and I got to Panarea after five hours.
Info about trains on www.trenitalia.com, info about ferries on www.snav.it/en
WHERE I STAYED
I stayed in Hotel Piazza www.hotelpiazza.it. It is quite expensive as many hotels in Panarea which is known as the vip island. The hotel has got a swimming pool, a spa center and a very small beach. Breakfast is served in the morning from 7:30 until 11:00; I loved the cornetti (croissant) they served in the morning, they came out in fillings such as cream, hazelnut cream, pistachio cream and jam.
WHERE TO EAT AND HAVE FUN
Panarea is the right place to chill out and have fun in beautiful locations such as The Bridge and Lisca Bianca; the first one is an aperitiv sushi bar and the second one a restaurant and a disco! You might be lucky enough to meet famous artists or someone form the jet set! Please have a look at www.bridgepanarea.com and www.liscabianca.it.
My fav restaurant is Da Adelina, check this out at www.adelina-panarea.com, but you eat well in every single place all over Panarea as well as in the other Eolian islands.