Subject: Sicily and Aeolian Islands

We are going to be travelling in Sicily in late May and early June. Has anyone taken the hydrofoil from Cefalu to the Aeolian Islands?

Any suggestions on reasonable places to stay at Vulcano, Lipari or Stromboli?

Is it best to stay on one island and use that as a base to explore the others?

Any info would be welcome. Just finished reading "The Stone Boudoir" by Theresa Maggio and she gives some wonderful ideas of places off the beaten path, "out of the way" hilltowns to visit by bus.

Thanks for your help, Donna L Winston Salem NC