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Holidays in Lipari take you to the beautiful area of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, which can be found just off Italy’s south west coast. The island is set out over 15 square miles, and is still the largest of the Aeolian Islands. It offers beautiful scenery and an untouched feel you won’t find in many places.
Lipari is home to the cave where god of the winds, Aeolus, is said to have given Ulysses the bag of wind which aided his tour of the Mediterranean and is ideal for history lovers, as well as those wanting to simply relax. Explore little fishing villages and interior towns by bike or hire a car and find hidden coves, pretty beaches and plenty of historical sights.
Head to Lipari’s Archaeological Museum where you can learn about this fascinating island, and its past as a Greek, Roman and Italian owned island. If you prefer to spend your holidays relaxing, there is a Roman sauna cave, as well as spa baths which date back to the ancient times, in nearby Vulcano.
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A holiday in Lipari is all about spending long lazy days on its many beautiful beaches. Here you’ll find unique black sands which gently slope into the crystal clear waters of the sea. Find your spot in a beach bar and unwind as drinks and refreshments are brought to your lounger, or drive the coastal roads, stopping off with a picnic when you find an idyllic little cove. Hikers can head into the volcanic craters or beautiful forests, while mountain bikers will find plenty of challenging roads leading to picturesque fishing communities.
For the ultimate in relaxation, take a boat trip to nearby Vulcano where you can soak in mud baths or warm, geothermal springs as you follow in the footsteps of the Romans.
Lipari island marks the starting line for most people exploring the Aeolian Islands. You’ll first step foot in Lipari Town, the de facto island capital. Stay within its walled old quarter to admire the Norman cloisters of Lipari Cathedral, peer up at Lipari Castle, or rummage around some of the best archaeological museums in Italy. Lipari Town also doubles as a launch pad for ferry trips. Must-sees include the smoking volcanic island of Vulcano and old-world villages of Salina.
Or you could stick to Lipari. Pebble-dashed Cannetto Beach rolls out from Lipari Town. And petite White Beach sets rows of sunloungers in front of perfectly transparent waters. Alternatively, dig out even cosier – but more peaceful – beaches like Valle Muria in the south of the island.
Cuisine on Lipari is similar to that of Sicily, utilising lots of fresh produce, fragrant herbs and a touch of North African spice. As you’d expect on an island, seafood is plentiful. Look out for net-fresh fish served with local capers – delicious. When it comes to wine, keep an eye out for the local DOC name, Malvasia delle Lipari.