Lipari Holidays

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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At Citalia we understand Italy like no one else. We’ve been organising holidays to this diverse country for over 90 years, and have the specialist experience you need to plan your ideal itinerary. Whether you’re looking for a weekend break in Lipari or want to spend two weeks exploring every inch, speak to one of our experts today.

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.
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Things to do in Lipari

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.

Flight Information

Flights from the UK to Sicily arrive into Palermo (PMO), Catania (CTA) or Comiso (CIY) airports. Flights to Palermo are available from London Gatwick and London Stansted and take approximately 2 hours 50 minutes, while flights to Catania depart from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester and take approximately 3 hours. Flights to Comiso depart from London Stansted and take approximately 3 hours 15 minutes.

When to go

Thanks to its southerly location, Sicily enjoys mild temperatures all year round. Spring and autumn are both lovely times to visit, with temperatures in the high teens and early 20s (although up in the hills and on the slopes of Mount Etna it can be significantly cooler). In summer, you can expect temperatures in the high 20s – perfect for spending time on the island's beautiful beaches. 

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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