Located in a volcanic archipelago that straddles the gap between Vesuvius and Etna, Lipari is the largest of Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north coast of Sicily. As a result of the volcanic origins, the island is covered with pumice and obsidian. Pumice mining has become a large industry on Lipari, and the pale pumice from Lipari is shipped internationally.
Below lies the picturesque harbour, the Marina Corta, a popular place to sit at one of the outdoor cafes and watch the hydrofoils come and go. The historic buildings around the harbour house cafes and coffee houses which are popular with visitors to Lipari.
Things to see and do
• Views from Mt Chirica
• Archeological Museum and Park
• Harbour area adjacent to Marina Corta
January is the coldest month, with the average minimum temperature 10°C. The warmest month is August, with the average maximum temperature 31°C.