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Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, is the perfect starting point for your journey through the beauties of this archipelago. It’s an island which suits any season, mood or passion! It’s the right place for those, who love unwinding with long strolls, or exploring the sea with scuba diving lessons or daily snorkelling, or taking it all with boat excursions with typical “gozzos”, with the waves cradling you gently.

For those who just have some days available, let’s start with a quick list of must-sees which shouldn’t miss during your Aeolian stop.

#1 Getting lost around Lipari's citadel

The old town of Lipari hides surprises in every corner. From the blossoming narrow alleys to the scents and flavours of daily island life, Lipari will charm you from the very first second. Get lost in the typical “vicoli” (small alleys which develop around the old town and castle) and let your senses free! Walking around you can taste the perfume of homemade tomato sauce, or the freshly washed bed linens hanging from the balconies of the old ladies, the jasmine bushes or the basil plants. Head up to the Castle and feel the richness of this historical monument, with evidence dating back to Greeks and Romans, or look for a nice pastry shop to try delicious cannoli and malvasia! So, if you have just arrived in Lipari and are thrilling to explore the local life, just start walking and head towards Marina Corta!

#2 A sunset is forever

Looking for a breathtaking sunset to share with the people you love? Then bring something fresh to drink because we will tell you some goods spots to enjoy it! Lipari is the island of the thousand sunsets, every day different than the previous. And when the sun hides at the horizon between Alicudi and Filicudi, and the sky becomes red with endless shades, you might think for a second that it’s the start of a new day. But it’s the sun who simply says goodbye with its last breath before setting the scene for a silent moon. Amongst the best panoramic spots to capture all the beauty of dusk, we suggest the Geophysical Observatory with a terrace overlooking Vulcano, Belvedere of Quattrocchi or the incredible Sanctuary of Chiesa Vecchia, surely you won’t regret it!

#3 Boat tour anyone?

The truth is: the Aeolian islands are beautiful if you enjoy them from the land, but nothing is comparable to the view of its coasts, discovering hidden corners wave after wave. Lipari alternates bursting vegetation to rocks of any shape and colour and vivid lava layers, showing all of the geological evolution of this volcanic island. And yet we haven’t even mentioned the breathtaking seabeds, the crystal clear water where you can reflect yourself like a mirror, the diversity of fish, the playful dolphins, and the almost gloomy suggestions of its deepest blue. From the wild couple Alicudi – Filicudi, to the unbeatable Stromboli, or the charming coastlines of Salina and Vulcano, every sailor will find its island, sailing the Aeolian waves. There are many options for boat trips, but we simply recommend to choose small boats with not more than ten people, or you might risk to loose all the charm of a typical Aeolian “gozzo” boat.