Canary Islands

From the port of Cadiz, Pietro Querini continued his voyage to Flanders, but headwinds pushed him toward the Canary Islands.

From Pietro Querini’s diary (P.Nelli, 2007):It was July 14, and we left the port of Cadiz to continue our journey. It was foreseeable that enemy ships would come in from the west, and to avoid crossing them, I decided to turn away from the Cape of St. Vincent.


The strong wind pushed us away from the coast for 45 days until we circled the Canary Islands, which are places unknown and even feared by modern sailors.

Canary Islands Today

The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa, are a tropical paradise full of breathtaking scenery and exciting adventures. Known for their year-round mild climate, the Canary Islands offer a variety of unique experiences, from white sand beaches to golden sand dunes and towering volcanic mountains.

Each island has its own distinctive character: Tenerife, with its majestic Teide volcano and vibrant tourist centers; Gran Canaria, with its Maspalomas sand dunes and lively Las Palmas neighborhoods; Lanzarote, with its lunar landscape and César Manrique’s works of art; and many other enchanting islands to explore. The Canary Islands are a nature lover’s paradise, offering opportunities for hiking, water sports and wildlife spotting.

With a rich culture, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality, the Canary Islands are a destination that enchants and captivates anyone lucky enough to visit.

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