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Room reservations needed in September?

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Portland, Oregon
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Room reservations needed in September?

Our plans are not firm yet, but we plan to visit Stromboli for two nights either the first part of September 2013 from Palermo, or mid-late September from Milazzo. I have read that the weather can be unpredictable in September and that hydrofoils can be cancelled. Would it be safe to arrive without advance reservations and get a room upon arrival so as not to lose our deposit if our crossing is cancelled (or do hotels normally work with you in this situation and you arrive a day or two later?). Can we expect people waiting at the port with rooms to rent or is there an agency at the port to help us find a room upon arrival?

We *might* stay in Lipari instead of Stromboli so the same questions apply for Lipari please.



Lipari, Italy
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1. Re: Room reservations needed in September?

ciao Rose there is no need of a reservation pleanty of room in lipari

on stromboli less but

some hotel if you are stuck on mainland will not charge you,


saluti LS

Portland, Oregon
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2. Re: Room reservations needed in September?

Grazie LondonSally!

Thank-you for the letting me know there should be plentiful accommodations on Lipari, and maybe on Stomboli in September. We want to keep this part of our trip flexible as current plans put us in Santo Stefano di Camastra for a few days or so before heading to the islands.

We prefer to base in Stromboli for 2 nights at least, so I will take along a list of hotels and b&b's on both islands and see if I can make contact just before heading over to Stromboli (or Lipari). I don't think I'll take my iPhone, and just rely on a pre-paid card to call ahead from our room or phone booth.

Thank-you again,


Lipari, Italy
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Here & There
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4. Re: Room reservations needed in September?

Ciao Rose J,

Later autumn is generally stormier, but service could be suspended at any time, so yes, you would appreciate the flexibility.

Have several possibilities in mind that you could quickly ring (or email) - Your accommodation in Santo Stefano di Camastra could contact your next hotel in Stromboli.

Some hotels would work with you, but not all, but you could ask in advance.

There are far fewer accommodations on Stromboli, so Lipari is the more convenient base, but if you prefer Stromboli, you could surely contact hotels in advance to check availability, and then contact just prior to your arrival.

September is still a very popular month to visit Sicily!



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