Lipari is known for some of its beautiful beaches and the best way to have a panoramic view of this island is to take a tour using any vehicle such as a car, a bicycle or a scooter. Canneto, Papesca, Acquacalda and Porticello are some of the best beaches around the island. Along its north coast, one may be able to catch a glimpse of pumice and obsidian caves. You may also be able to observe the landing bridge meant for carrying the extracted minerals across ships, when mining was still a main activity of the area. Papesca (photo) is a lovely beach where the remains of mining can still be found, along with the presence of pumice. As you go towards Acquacalda, you can find Rocche Rosse and see lava formations in different shapes and sizes.
The Aeolian Islands provide an outstanding record of volcanic island-building and destruction, and ongoing volcanic phenomena. Studied since at least the 18th
century, the islands have provided the science of vulcanology with examples of
two types of eruption (Vulcanian and Strombolian) and thus have featured prominently in the education of geologists for more than 200 years. The site
continues to enrich the field of vulcanology.
AEOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Located in the castle complex that dominates the island of Lipari, Eolian Museum houses many artifacts that were recovered during excavations conducted in the territory of the Aeolian Islands by archaeologists Luigi Bernabo Brea and Madeleine Cavalier in the 1950s. Make your way through the more than 40 rooms to see items from throughout the history of this area. After inspecting the amphorae, ancient pottery, jewelry, anchors, and other archaeological finds, head outside to enjoy the views from the castle. The museum is divided into five different sections, with items dating as far back as the Neolithic age. Eolian Museum – Lipari – Via del Castello, tel. 0909880174
Climbing Stromboli volcano can be an extremely rewarding experience. Famous for its regular fireworks since Ancient times, Stromboli is one of the very few volcanoes in the world that is in near-constant activity. It offers visitors a relatively easy access to a vantage point where its fireworks can be observed from very close range in reasonable safety.
In addition, the island of Stromboli with its particularly addictive charm is always worth a visit. Surrounded by sea, magnificient black-sand beaches, a tranquil setting (no cars), beautiful white houses with lush gardens, it provides a perfect surrounding for a relaxing holiday.