The islands of Lipari and Vulcano
Lipari and Vulcano are two of the seven islands that dot the Aeolian Islands, off the coast of northern Sicily. They are part of the municipality of Lipari and the province of Messina.
The island of Lipari
A pearl of the Aeolian archipelago, Lipari is famous for its scenic beauties and its unrivalled sunsets over the sea, its peaceful intimate atmosphere and the unique flavours of its food and wine. Ideal for those seeking a quiet corner in close harmony with nature, Lipari – same name as its small town – draws visitors with the promise of simple but unique pleasures. Take a slow stroll through the small historic centre round Corso Vittorio Emanuele or Via Garibaldi, the latter intersected by charming narrow alleyways. Or how about an aperitif in one of the bars clustered around Sant’Onofrio square, the pulsing heart of Lipari’s summer. Don’t miss the lights of the sea promenade late in the evening or a quick dip in the crystal-clear, warm waters of the Baia di Marina Lunga. The best way to discover the island? – A two-wheeler and a spirit of adventure. Return from Lipari fully satisfied!
Not to be missed on the islands of Lipari
The Bay of Marina Lunga
The Castle of Lipari
Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini
The Cathedral of San Bartolomeo
The island of Vulcano
About 750 meters of sea separates it from the island of Lipari. Originated from the merger of some volcanoes, the island has still several volcanic phenomena such as fumaroles, jets of steam and the presence of sulphureous muds, used for therapeutic purposes.
Not to miss on the island of Vulcano
The sulphureous muds
Climbing the Gran Cratere
Where to sleep
An obvious choice to savour to the full the islands is to plunge into their natural beauties – this means looking out over the sea, breathing deeply not only the sea breezes but also the many scents of the Mediterranean brush.
When to visit the islands
The period to enjoy to the full the beauties of these small islands is the summer, in particular the months from June to September, with visiting peaks in July and August, the months offering the best temperatures to enjoy their seascapes. But, make no mistake, spring and autumn also offer great excuses to break with routine and take in some splendid scenery.