Trip time! Discover the marina and natural setting in secluded Lipari.

Located about 20 km from the coast, the Aeolian Islands number seven major islands of volcanic origin including Lipari, the largest and most lively. The upper part of the island has kept its ancient aspect, an impregnable promontory of great strategic value; while the lower part is full of hotels, bistros and major shops. The main road is Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Only for pedestrians, it connects Lipari's two ports, located at opposite ends of the city. Thanks to the mild climate all year-round and the extremely rich collection of things to do and see, organising your holiday in Lipari will be a piece of cake!

On the island of Lipari there are various seaside destinations that are so unique they are a must-see, with a crystalline sea that attracts thousands of tourists from every corner of the world. Canneto is a small town about 3 km from Lipari town, with a long, fine white sandy beach; Bianca Beach, with its unmistakable pebbles, is decidedly more reserved.

The Castle of Lipari can be reached by foot from the Meligunis staircase that starts at the port and leads to Piazza Mazzini, the ancient entrance to the citadel. Lipari's cathedral is located inside the city walls and has a Norman structure, to which some changes were made from the XVI century onward. Dedicated to St. Bartholomew, the building has a precious Baroque interior with numerous frescoes on the walls and paintings depicting scenes from the Old Testament.

The Contrada Diana Archaeological Park stands in the exact spot where there used to be a prehistoric village from the Neolithic period, which became the necropolis of the city during the Greek and Roman eras. The numerous relics that have turned up in this area today are exhibited at the Aeolian Museum, while Greek walls and other ruins from the ancient era can still be seen in the park. The Aeolian Archaeological Museum, also inside Lipari's old walls, houses findings that have been brought to light by excavations in the ancient part of the city. Organised in several halls and buildings, the museum is—both in terms of the number and state of preservation of the relics—one of the most important in all of Sicily. The top floor of the ancient Benedictine monastery, which later became the bishop's palace, is the section that houses the archaeological remains from prehistoric times. Many are the carved pieces of obsidian, in addition to various exemplars of finely decorated vases.

You will experience the island of Lipari in all its splendour at night when it unveils its glamour, seducing the tourists who want to have some fun and enjoy the nightlife. Lipari entertains with concerts, theatre festivals, folk events and food and wine village festival, depending on the season. In the centre of Lipari, Corso Vittorio Emanuele starts filling with young people that have their first aperitifs before the sun has even gone down. Eating outside is a great idea, considering the quality of the bistros. The most popular dishes are naturally made with fish, strictly the fresh fish of the day. For those who have music in their blood or simply want to dance until dawn, there is no lack of clubs and discotheques just around the corner from the beach. What are you waiting for? Check out our holiday packages to Lipari and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Known for

Marinas, Islands and Ferry

Top hotels in Lipari

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Carasco
Hotel Carasco
4 out of 5
Porto Delle Genti, Lipari, ME
£85
per night
21 Oct-22 Oct

Located in Lipari, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre and within a 15-minute walk of Lipari Castle and Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano. ...

4/5Very Good! (93 reviews)

"This unique setting is wonderful. With direct access to the emerald waters below and a sparkling pool, you won’t find a better setting. The views from the dining room and terraces are stunning. Lovely staff too. I wish I could have stayed longer."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2019

Hotel Carasco
Hotel Mea - Aeolian Charme
Hotel Mea - Aeolian Charme
4 out of 5
Via Falcone e Borsellino, Lipari, ME
£46
per night
2 Nov-3 Nov

Situated near the bay, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marina Lunga, Lipari Castle and Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano. Contrada Diana Archaeological ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (116 reviews)

"Wonderful experience.Wonderful location,the staff ,food,the owners...Everything."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019

Hotel Mea - Aeolian Charme
Residence La Giara
Residence La Giara
4 out of 5
Via Commendatore Bartolo Zagami, Lipari, ME
£53
per night
2 Nov-3 Nov

Situated in Lipari, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Marina Lunga and Lipari Castle. Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (93 reviews)

"We loved the size and stetting of the resort it was lovely and had everything you needed . It was very relaxing , pool area was great. Staff and service were excellent. The resort was very well cared for"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Residence La Giara

Top activities in Lipari

Mini cruise to Lipari & Vulcano from Taormina
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Mini cruise to Lipari & Vulcano from Taormina

£61

A minicruise to discover the Aeolian Islands, an archipelago of 7 islands north of Sicily, famous for their lush vegetation and the typical Mediterranean architecture. The islands are the patrimony of humanity as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

Lunch on the estate of Tenuta Castellaro
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Lunch on the estate of Tenuta Castellaro

£52

History tells us that Noah’s first act of reconciliation with the land after leaving the Ark at the end of the Great Flood was to plant a vineyard; a symbolic gesture, marking a marriage with the land, sealing a bond which was to give fruit: grapes and wine.

Mini cruise to Panarea and Stromboli from Taormina
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Mini cruise to Panarea and Stromboli from Taormina

£70

Suggestive mini cruise to explore two of the most famous Aeolian Islands, UNESCO world heritage site since 2000: the elegant Panarea and the volcanic Stromboli.