Alicudi is the old “Ericusa”. The Island first colonists, the Greeks, decided to baptize it with this name, due to the huge amount of Heather: a wild plant covering the entire territory. Today the Island is barely populated and misses of a carriage road.
The lava stone flight of steps which characterizes the Island can be climbed on foot or with aid of donkey’s reared on the island. Especially impassable, Alicudi provides a unique and irresistible charm which attracts or repels without half measures.