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A hidden, rugged gem
The largest of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily's northern coast, Lipari offers stunning scenery thanks to its crystal clear waters and green volcanic hills. Lipari has a rich history and has spent centuries under the control of many Mediterranean powers, such as the Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Angevins, and Aragonese. While peaceful today, the island's precarious existence is clear from the large fortress built atop its ancient Greek acropolis, to protect the population from pirates. Easily explored in a short time, we recommend driving and walking along its coastal road and paths, swimming in its waters, and taking advantage of their clarity to dive deep.
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Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Lipari

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Where to stay in Lipari

Although Lipari lacks five-star options, we've selected the very best three and four star boutique and luxury properties for your stay on this idyllic island. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Modern Boutique Hotel in Lipari
Modern Boutique Hotel
Elegant hotel with stunning views.
Classic Hotel in Lipari
Classic Hotel
Hotel near the harbor, with several bars/restaurants, and a rooftop garden.
Traditional Hotel in Lipari
Traditional Hotel
Charming family-owned hotel on a hilltop south of Lipari's center.

Things to do in Lipari

Besides enjoying the atmosphere of this tucked-away island escape, you could spend your days exploring the natural and historic wonders of Lipari itself, with a guide or on your own, or taking private boat trips to the other islands of the Aeolian archipelago: Stromboli, Panarea and Vulcano.
Lipari Private Walking Tour
Lipari Private Walking Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Lipari

Where's best, easiest and safest to get some local currency?
The easiest and safest way to get Euros would be withdrawing money from local ATMs. There are also many currency exchange places all around the island, but be aware their commissions might be quite high, especially in the city center.
How much should I expect to spend per person per day?
A quick lunch with a drink, in the city center, is around 25/30 euros. Museum and sight entrances are usually between 10 and 20euros .For dinner, budget at least 40 euros each.
How do I get around?
There are different ways to explore Lipari. For a truly authentic experience, rent a scooter and move around like a local; you can also take a private taxi. We definitely suggest exploring the island by feet too, it might be quite challenging at some points but definitely worth it!
Is there a general/average opening times for attractions, galleries and museums? Are there any late or early opening days, or a day of the week when things are generally closed?
Museums and attractions usually open around 9:00/10:00am. Some sites are closed on Sundays, like some churches during the services; other museums and attractions might be closed either on Sundays or Mondays.
What are the usual opening hours for shops (souvenirs, clothes, grocery, etc.)? Are there any days when most shops are closed? Are there any stores open 24/7?
Shops are usually open from 9:00am to 7:30/8:00pm. Some shops, especially family-run and smaller businesses, might close for lunch break between 12:30pm and 3:30pm and are usually closed on Sundays and in some cases on Mondays.
Is the island safe?
Lipari is a very safe place; however, as in most touristic cities around the world, pickpocketing is unfortunately common in certain crowded place and touristic sites.
What are the options for people with dietary restrictions and intolerances?
There are more and more restaurants in Lipari focused on providing options for people with dietary restrictions and intolerances. Many pizza places offer gluten-free pizzas and you can also find many vegetarian options in most restaurants.
How many days should I spend in Lipari?
We suggest spending at least 2 days in Lipari, in order to being able to enjoy its beautiful nature, beaches, grottos and have some time to take boat trips in the area.
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