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What to See on Tours in Lipari, Italy

When referring to Italian islands, the majority of travelers will likely recall Sicily and Sardinia, but fortunately, they are not the only ones in the Tyrrhenian Sea you can choose for a nice Italy gateway. Speaking of smaller yet also alluring spots, we are glad to introduce you to the Aeolian Islands, and charming Lipari in particular. Being the biggest and the most accessible of this volcanic group of islands, Lipari is a nice example of an off-the-beaten-path destination, perfectly demonstrating the relaxed lifestyle of remote Italian corners.

The main hub and busiest port of the whole archipelago is Lipary Town, a fascinating city with a typically Mediterranean pastel-colored seafront and nice opportunities for immersing deeper into the local life. Those planning to set off on a Lipari city tour just can't leave behind the main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, which is quite peculiar from the architectural point of view, housing beautiful buildings of different styles and epochs.

Another landmark you can't miss is the most iconic historical symbol of the island, the beautiful Lipari Citadel built in the 16th century. The large-scale architectural complex has a castle and massive fortification walls surrounding the citadel to keep it safe. In fact, the castle is perfectly preserved till these days and boasts several excellent observation platforms nearby. Quite compelling to pay a visit, isn't it?

After exploring the Citadel, we recommend to continue your Lipari trip marveling at the main religious monument of Lipari, the Cathedral of St. Bartolomeo, preserving a silver statue dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. Plus, history lovers can enrich their Lipary itinerary with the famous Archaeological Museum which has a unique collection of artifacts discovered by scientists during excavations in Lipari and nearby islands. Just imagine, the most ancient exhibits are older than 3,000 years!

The Aeolian Islands are a unique place and we bet you'll like to get something special to remember the trip. The real souvenir hallmark of Lipari is original jewelry from obsidian, volcanic black glass which will be a great reminder of your Aeolian vacation. Plus, to spice up your experience on the island, make sure to treat yourself to a tasting of the famed local high-quality wines.

Top Things to Do on a Lipari, Italy Vacation

  • Get inspired by the unparalleled views of the Tyrrenian Sea
  • Discover the secrets of the iconic Lipari Citadel
  • Taste local wine, typical of the Aeolian Islands
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Enjoy a detailed exploration of Italy's Naples, the beautiful Aeolian island of Lipari, and the island of Sicily. Have an amazing time exploring historical locations such as Pompeii and the Valley of the Temples. Delight your taste buds during tastings of wine in Lipari and on the Mount Etna volcano, as well as the Naples street food.

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