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Lipari Liparian Islands Italy Cruise Port Guide


You will be tendered ashore to the Marina Lunga Pier.

Lipari has 2 harbors: the Marina Lunga and the Marina Corta.

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Lipari has a beautiful little harbor edged by a large paved piazza. Here you'll find cafes and churches that glow in the sun like bees-wax candles, and brightly-painted fishing boats laden with prawn pots or swordfish nets. Dominating one end of the piazza is a towering cliff. On top is an imposing 13th-century citadel, which houses a cathedral, some ancient Greek ruins, and the Aeolian Archaeological Museum. This museum specializes in pre-history, and ancient Greek and Roman relics.

Marina Lunga is the beach area nearest the city of Lipari.

The Lipari Travel Board is at Corso Vittorio Emanuele 202.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Take a leisurely stroll round Lipari port and the old town and explore the historic surroundings

Taxis are available in limited supply to destinations around the island.

At Lipari's port, trips can be arranged with the local boatmen to different beaches and islands.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

Nearby Places:

Vulcano is located very close to Lipari, separated by a wide strait. The highest points of the island are Mount Aria (501 meters) and Mount Saraceno, almost as high. The last major eruption of Vulcano (386 meters) was in 1890. Vulcano's thermal bath resort, operated by Geoterme Vulcano (090-985 3012), is open year round.

Salina, named for its salt mines, is the second-largest of the islands, and also the greenest, with extensive viticulture. Its twin peaks give Salina a strange appearance.

Stromboli, which with Vulcano is probably the most famous of these islands, is closer to the Calabrian coast than it is to Sicily. Its Greek monuments are not spectacular. Far from the other islands, and dominated by a single large volcano, Stromboli itself is impressive from a distance. Its deep waters are a favorite of divers.

Shopping and Food

The main shopping area is nearby the pier at Corso Vittorio Emanuele towards the Marina Corta. Look for ceramics, antiques, jewelry and souvenirs made from obsidian.

Eolian cuisine is one of the most distinctive in Italy. Capers and olives cultivated on the islands for centuries are used in flavoring a variety of dishes. Fresh swordfish, tuna and squid are abundant and used to make excellent seafood dishes. Restaurants and pizzerias are surprisingly inexpensive compared to other parts of Italy. Malvasia grapes growing on the island produce good local wines.



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Opening Hours and Holidays:

Most shops and businesses in Italy open from Monday to Saturday from around 8am until 1pm, and from about 4pm until 7pm, though many shops close on Saturday afternoons and Monday mornings, and in the south the day can begin and end an hour later. In the north some businesses work to a 9am-5pm day to facilitate international dealings. Traditionally, everything except bars and restaurants closes on Sunday, though most towns have a pasticceria open in the mornings, while in large cities and tourist areas, Sunday opening is becoming more common.

January 1 (New Year's Day)
January 6 (Epiphany)
Pasquetta (Easter Monday)
April 25 (Liberation Day)
May 1 (Labour Day)
August 15 ( Ferragosto ; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
November 1 ( Ognissanti ; All Souls Day)
December 8 ( Immaccolata ; Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
December 25 ( Natale ; Christmas)

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