EX Cave Pomice
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Grace GM
Melbourne, Australia820 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Cave di Pomice or Porticello beach was not very pleasant. We took the bus there and walked down to find nothing of the white beach created by the pomice that was there a few years ago. Just grey pebbles and rocks. The water was fine but the whole experience was a waste of time and we had to run back up the steep hill to get the infrequent bus on time. The backdrop is an industrial wasteland of the old pomice mine which was interesting as my Nonno worked there but it’s not the most attractive backdrop. Lipari is not known for its beaches but give this one a miss.
Written October 1, 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
On our bus trip, we did pass these white pumice mine locations and were told they are no longer functioning as mining enterprises. But they are quite an eye-opener, being so bright and at-odds with the general landscape of the area. So, what is pumice?

More so, it should be asked, what is it used for? Pumice is a volcanic product and historical eruptions have covered the area. Thus, were created the pumice deposits! Pumice is used for tanning hides, in building, as a coating, and as an abrasive. And then there are the health issues.

A nasty condition called "liparitiosis" describes the disease caused by inhaling pumice powder on Lipari. And the winds do blow.

Just as well there are no excursions to the pumice fields and mines. Our lives are short enough as it is.
Written November 17, 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This huge pomice (pumice) quarry is just to the west of Mister Baffo Beach. We asked it we could walk up there and were told it was unsafe and closed to the public.

The next day we swam off it as part of a day trip to Salina.

The cliffs are gray/white with lots of interesting contours because of erosion.
Written August 12, 2021
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Andrea R
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
We took a tour with Nadia, taxi drive. She is very prepared and told us all about the island and the pomice quarry - closed since Lipari was listed by UNESCO as landmark.
Grey mountain, blue sky and 270 degree of aquamarine water is an unforgettable moment.
Written July 13, 2020
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FrancescaShiatsu
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
I took a boat tour from Lipari to Salina and this was one of the stops. Beautiful location for a swim from the boat. It's an old Pumice Quarry that has long been abandoned, The beach is covered in white rocks and the waters are beautiful but beware of jelly fish.
Written July 21, 2019
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Antonietta P
Birmingham, UK30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
From Lipari you can see this on a boat trip. It doesn't stop and carries on to all the other Aeolian islands
Written September 18, 2017
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les1g
Cheshunt, UK59 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
We were very disappointed when we visited this area
The white Cliff's were interesting but the beach was stoney like all the others
We walked down a very steep pathway which was scary only to discover we could have had a lift for free !!
Written October 21, 2016
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Giuseppe
Catania, Italy1,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
What an amazing and relaxing holiday in this beautiful island! Couldn't wish more!
Stunning lanscapes, good food and friendly people. I love it!
Written October 16, 2016
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Clefai
78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
Dont be fooled by the pictures on internet, it is more grey than white. I hink that is really strange place for beach but definitely must see. Water is clear, you can get there by bus.
Written June 3, 2016
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Metaldread
Chawton, UK109 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Porticello once monopolised the global supply of Pumice. Indeed Pumice and Obsidian outcrops are the reasons Lipari was first settled in Neolithic times. The Pumice mountain Monte Pilato has been extensively quarried and enormous white scars mark the Northern flanks. Today the quarries are no longer economically viable and are closed. The coastline is littered with the vestiges of the former industry - processing plants and docks. The sites could be an interesting industrial archaeology centre telling the story of Pumice but no public access is permitted. The quarries are gated and fenced off, the buildings boarded up. The site is best viewed from the sea.
Written April 26, 2016
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