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- In the citadel area, the museum holds the indoor exhibits. This is a duplicate TA listing of Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano.Written November 19, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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wonderful place, beautiful olive grove, fantastic panorama. unfortunately the church was closed, no opening times.Written June 26, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The cathedral sits atop the (nearly) highest point on Lipari and was the first thing we saw as Seaborn Quest made its approach by way of the sea. The bell tower is the most prominent structure in this old walled citadel.
When visiting with our guide, we came to learn that this is a circa 1600's structure and, although temples or buildings would have stood here since the ancient Greek ages, the Arabs (first) and then the Ottomans destroyed them completely. This present iteration was safely erected when the threat of invasion was minimal.
The interior is quite beautiful: pure white columns reach up to a vaulted (barrel) ceiling painted with biblical scenes (the one with the golden calf was very interesting). Elegant crystal chandeliers line the aisles and the pulpit ceiling is a pattern of blue and pale gold/yellow which is accented by the color added at the top of the columns.
Stained glass windows would also look to be originals, given their subject matter and execution. This is truly a beauty but, for us, the story on the doors was most interesting as it reflects what happened in the 1590's and also shows the citadel as it would have looked then.
The story is, Lipari was hit very hard by famine after severe weather conditions in the 1590's devastated their crops. The excessive rain and extreme cold was unrelenting and their very poor crop yield suffered wheat rust. But, a miracle (attributed to their patron saint, Bartholomew) arrived at their shore. A ship loaded with grain delivered them from starvation.
Saint Bartholomew and angels, with sacks of grain aboard, are depicted in the doors. The inscription in Latin loosely translated reads: God and S. Bartholomew relieved the famine of the city with a miraculous miracle and another inscription reads (more or less): What gift is that which thou hast applied, oh glorious apostle.
There is a huge flight of stairs leading from in front of the church going down to the lower city. This is an imposing and important structure with a story 600 years old to be told.Written November 18, 2022
- We came here on a boat trip and although the beach is nothing to write home about we LOVED the family run Mr Baffo food truck. The pane cunzato was generous, delicious and cheap and the lovely women who worked there gave us extra tasty morsels we hadn't even ordered.
Don't miss it if you're at the beach, even if it looks a little unpromising from a distance!Written October 28, 2022
- The view is exceptional. Looking over the water and over to volcano are great. On the way up there are great views back towards the town are good as well. You can really see the castle. The trick is tow to get up. One option is to walk SP 179. There is a lot of traffic, but the road is smooth and the up hill not too bad. The curves can be a bit unnerving. We did this on the way up, manageable, but not great. The better way is to go up the “Roman road”. To to this go to the end of Via Professore Tommaso Carnevale and up the trail at the end. You will come out on a road go 50 yards or so and there is a narrow walk way on the left take it. At the end you will come to a road intersection. Take the road directly across. This road wanted a bit and goes up and down, past the caper place. Eventually it climbs steeply to SP 179, but only a little ways from the top. Way less traffic, which makes the trip calmer. Figure 3 hours round trip with a half hour at the top.Written October 15, 2022
- Calm, unspoiled, stony beach with very few tourists, without beach bars, loud music and umbrellas. Moderately difficult access from the road through a ravine (not recommended for seniors or small kids).Written August 5, 2016
- We came down to the beach by boat used Bubu who you'll find in Canneto. The white pomice is not all white as you'll see on picture but it doesn't take away the beauty of it.
The beach is gorgeous and the young people working at the beach were very helpful and friendly.
As we were there first week of July before the high season starts it wasn't fully open which was perfect so it wasn't over crowded.Written October 13, 2016
- The Marina is nice, it has the picturesque church and a handful of restaurants we enjoyed sitting and talking at. I preferred wandering the streets in the downtown more and thought the restaurant selections were better. But this is still a good place to pass some time.Written July 15, 2022
- This was the second beach we visited that afternoon via the Beach Hopper boat service. We enjoyed it a lot. The sand was nicer, and there was a full service Bar and Restaurant with friendly servers, and clean(er) bathrooms.Written August 11, 2021
- Near to Lipari town but you need a car or moped or taxi to arrive. Take a 10-15 walk to the cliff edge to get magnificent views of the coastline. Worth it.Written September 25, 2019
- The boat made a good impression. There was a life jacket under each seat and the crew helped with the suitcase when boarding. We felt safe about the trip across the sea. One very big disappointment was that the FFP2 mask requirement was not enforced. Some guests did not wear one or it was hanging under their nose. The crew did not care at all. This was very uncomfortable as you can only sit inside and the journey takes 2 hours. For this reason I would not book the ferry again. Too bad.Written September 12, 2022
- We passed here as part of a walk on Lipari and were given an enthusiastic, guided tour in English completely free of charge. We were shown the thermal baths and were able to feel the hot water from the spring. There are quite a few display boards that were in English as well as Italian. An interesting stop in the middle of our walk.Written October 6, 2018
- They picked us up from the hotel and we had a great afternoon
Only 1 of 4 couples at the beach. Great lunches and makes a good mojito.Written May 18, 2019
- Delightful 30minute walk with free entrance and leaflet indicating the relevant geological volcanic formations. You need a car or moped to arrive. Local winery next to the entrance offers excellent wine tasting aperitif for €8 with magnificent views. Get there late afternoon to enjoy the approaching sunset. Worth the trip.Written September 25, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Lipari
- The best day trips from Lipari according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Baroque tour: Ragusa, Modica and Noto
- Lipari and Vulcano Private Boat Tour (7 hours)
- Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano
- Volcano tour
- Sicily wine food experiences of Ragusa area with driver
Lipari Attractions Information
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