Lipari Island

Lipari Island

Lipari, the ancient Meligunis, is the largest island of the Aeolian Archipelago, once known as the Trade Centre of Obsidian and renowned today as the main Centre for Pumice stone...
 

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Lipari Island due to its mild climate and serene sky in Winter presents itself as an ideal resort and in Summer as a sought-after seaside resort and also for pleasure boating. This island is a centre for unforgettable excursions owing to its fascinating countryside. Interesting is the excursion to Quattrocchi where one admires, amongst a variety of colours, as in a dream, picturesque inlets with high slender rocks which reflect in the sea. In the background, as though fading away, rises from the sea the smoking Vulcano, which encloses the enchanting spectacle. It is advisable to climb M. Pelato, from where one may observe the Campo Bianco (immense, strange abyss, white as snow) and the obsidian outflows of Spanarello and Rocche Rosse. Also interesting is the climb to the suburb of Quattrocchi and to the shores at Mezzacaruso, where the imposing countryside opens up to the view: striped rocks with ruddy and yellowish tints that fall precipitously to the sea. Of great tourist interest is the boat trip around Lipari. There follow, one after the other, pictorial episodes which form a composition of great beauty and variety: deep grottos, delightful beaches, high shores, ample bays, perforated rocks, small inlets and steep, wild cliffs.