Lipari, Italy



Lipari is the most developed and populated of the Aeolian islands, located about an hour from the north eastern corner of Sicily. Mt Chirica towers above the town, providing extensive views, and where the museum houses the best collection of neolitic culture in the world.

Below lies the picturesque harbour, the Marina Corta, a popular place to sit at one of the outdoor cafes and watch the hydrofoils come and go. The historic buildings around the harbour house cafes and coffee houses which are popular with visitors to Lipari.

Things to See & Do

* Views from Mt Chirica
* Archeological Museum and Park
* Harbour area adjacent to Marina Corta
* Beaches


General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Italian
Population - 11,000
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - 39

Port Location - The port is located in the town on Lipari, at the Marina Lunga.

Travel Links - The main moorings on the island are in the town of Lipari, which is served by two ports: Marina Corta is used by the hydrofoils and by smaller craft, while ferries moor at Marina Lunga. From here, it is easy to get to the island's other towns, that are Canneto, Acquacalda, Quattropiani and Pianoconte. It is advisable to tour the island by car or bike, also available at various hire places.