Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands. It is renowned for its volcanic landscapes, enchanting beaches, crystal clear seas and fascinating history dating back to antiquity. It has been inhabited by various civilizations since the bronze age, including Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Normans.

During the middle ages, it became an important maritime trade centre. Its Castle, built by the Normans in the XII century, is a testimony of its defensive role. Inside its walls stands the San Bartolomeo cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint of the island, and the Museo Archeologico Luigi Bernabò Brea, which enjoys a prestigious position among European museums.

Lipari is also famous for its historic centre, with picturesque narrow streets and delicious local cuisine featuring fish and other local delicacies.

One distinctive feature of Lipari is its pumice stone. Pumice is a lightweight, volcanic stone extracted on the island. Today Lipari is a renowned tourist destination mixing the charm of its history with the beauty of tis volcanic landscape.

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