Great excitement and satisfaction accompanied the arrival in sunny Sicily of the first group of Chinese sailors who answered the eternal call of the aeolian tourism: the immortal charm of our home archipelago has successfully crossed international borders, reaching audiences in the Rising Sun thanks to the efforts of the axis Spartivento, Ucina and Assomarinas, authentic forerunners of Italian nautical offerings aimed at the eastern world.

The challenge taken up by the tricolor partners began a year ago, with the official invitation as representatives and excellences of Italian tourism to the Shanghai and Singapore shows: to them the credit for having brought together two cultures at the antipodes, but united by a deep passion for the sea, sailing trips and the discovery of a nature and tradition that today more than ever represent a WORLD HERITAGE. Responses from the Chinese side were not long in coming, with a festive crew from the Marina di Portorosa lifting anchor in the direction of the Aeolian Islands for seven days to discover the best that the southern and Aeolian landscape has to offer: the crew, captained by Ronnie Wang of Shenzen, he was able to taste the typical flavors and get lost in the sunsets of Lipari, Stromboli, Panarea and the other sisters, relying on the experience and comfort offered by Spartivento as his trusted company for his first sailing vacation in Italy.

Aboard one of the latest models of Oceanis Beneteau among many in the fleet, Ronnie and his crew captured the most striking sights along the itinerary, offering their fellow sailing enthusiasts a fascinating glimpse into the pleasures and attractions of a boating experience in the Mediterranean. “A boating vacation in Italy is a rich and dynamic experience: the Aeolian Islands are filled with a wide variety of offerings, and in addition to wonderful sailing we also experienced yoga classes, rock climbing and hiking on the Stromboli“.

Impressions that not only leave great satisfaction among those in the industry, but also confirm the unchanged value and beauty of a true paradise on earth and the hospitality that distinguishes it, capable of breaking through the hearts of visitors from all corners of the world. A homegrown treasure but with an increasingly global caliber, thanks to the passion for nautical tourism and the efforts made by major companies such as Spartivento, Ucina and Assomarinas.