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Lipari is the most popular tourist destination of the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic group off the north coast of Sicily. It's a picturesque place, with an atmospheric main town sheltering within medieval fortress walls. The island can be explored by bus, bike, or scooter and offers spectacular views, secluded beaches, and the old Roman thermal baths at San Cologero. Boat excursions from Lipari are an ideal way to see the attractions of the Aeolians. Whether you are looking for high end or simple accommodation, online travel specialist Hotels.com provides the best value Lipari hotels. Book your Lipari place to stay in advance with Hotels.com and look forward to a relaxing vacation in this idyllic corner of Italy.
What's Lipari Like?
Lipari town offers a fascinating starting point to explore the island. An ancient settlement, the acropolis was replaced by a medieval castle and then by a fortress in the 16th century. The ancient era is preserved in a Greek tower dating from the 3rd century BC. The cathedral of San Bartolo dates from the 12th century, but has been given a 17th-century Baroque makeover and a 19th-century facade. The archaeology museum traces the classical origins of the Aeolian settlements. Elsewhere on the island, footpaths allow visitors to explore the rocky coast and volcanic geology of the island. A coastal trail connects the Roman thermal baths at the Terme di San Calogero with a quarry at Bagnosecco, where it is possible to witness the coloration caused by volcanic emissions. The vantage point of Quattrocchi, near Lipari town, offers a panoramic view along the cliffs and across to the smoldering neighboring island of Vulcano. Lipari hotels are the perfect base for a leisurely exploration of the Aeolian Islands.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Lipari
English is not widely spoken in Lipari, so brush up on your conversational Italian to ease your way in cafes and restaurants. Getting around the island involves a range of options. A regular bus service operates from Marina Lunga on the Lipari town waterfront, but hiring scooters or bikes allows you to explore the beaches and coves at leisure. Lipari restaurants often offer attractively priced tourist menus but be wary of the island habit of adding a high service charge to the bill. Casual pizzerias offer an economical alternative. Use the Hotels.com interactive map feature to discover the proximity of the main attractions to Lipari hotels. Our honest and informative guest reviews, along with photos and sample room information, give you a clear picture of what to expect from places to stay in Lipari.