Scilly Islands

After setting sail from the port of Muros, Pietro Querini resumed his voyage to Flanders but strong storms pushed him towards the Scilly Islands.

From Pietro Querini’s diary (P.Nelli, 2007): We hoped to finally be able to travel peacefully for days on end with this good wind. We left the Cape of Finisterre behind us for about two hundred miles.


However, an easterly wind began to rise and the Sirocco. If the favourable wind had lasted we would have entered the channel of Flanders, as we had so longed for. But as fate would have it, the power and impetuosity of the wind threw us off course towards the Isles of Scilly.

Scilly Island Today

The Isles of Scilly are an enchanting archipelago located off the southwest coast of England in the Celtic Sea. Consisting of some 140 islands, but only five of which are inhabited (St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s, Bryher and St. Agnes), this remote corner offers an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The Scillys are famous for their white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and extraordinary biodiversity, making them a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With a year-round mild climate, the Scillys are an oasis of tranquillity, where you can explore ancient ruins, subtropical gardens and charming coastal villages. With its relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty, this enchanted archipelago offers an unforgettable experience to anyone lucky enough to visit.

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