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  • Lipari and Vulcano: Day Trip from Milazzo

    1. Lipari and Vulcano: Day Trip from Milazzo

    Discover the 2 beautiful Liparian Islands north of the coast of Sicily. Begin your tour at 9:30 AM at the Port of Milazzo and set out along the foothills of Capo Milazzo to Lipari. Explore the land with its wonderful old town and archaeological park. Walk down the little streets and wander into tiny shops. Admire the impressive needle- and cone-shaped rock formations of Faraglioni, the Pope John Cliff, the Angels' Grotto and the Mummy Cliff. Then return to your ship and continue on to the island of Vulcano. Relax here in the sulfuric mud spa or on the dreamlike black sand beach, or enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. On your way back to Milazzo, enjoy a last view of the picturesque town of Gelso with its antique lighthouse.

    The activity is a boat trip. You pay for a ride to 2 islands, the rest is free time. What you do on the islands is up to you. But it is OK, you have time to look around, shop, go to the beach. The way back is longer, the boat goes around the vulcanic island, you can see beautyful scenery.

  • Lipari: Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli Boat Tour

    2. Lipari: Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli Boat Tour

    In the morning you will set the route to the island of Vulcano, where, aboard the boat, you will coast and admire the Grotta del Cavallo and the famous Pool of Venus. Then dock at Porto di Levante and visit the village of Vulcano, the thermal mud lake and the beach of the hot sulphurous waters. Then, embark to visit Panarea. From the boat, you can admire the splendid bay of Cala Junco. After the visit, continue sailing towards Basiluzzo, the largest islet, and then reach Stromboli.

    At sunset, leave for a tour of Strombolicchio, while you drink a good glass of local Malvasia. Witness the spectacular eruptions of Stromboli and then return to Lipari.

    Interesting tour, very well organised. Sebastiano is an amazing guide, always prepared for all kind of tourists, he adapted the schedule regarding our profile of interest and phisical skills and offered us an excellent afternoon for exploring the Mount Etna, for knowing a lot of new info about vulcanologic phenomena, to view a lor of spectacular sites and to explore a lava tube also. In the final part we had have the opportunity to admire the sunset siting on one of the lateral vulcanic crater, a perfect final of the day. So we are happy to conclude: perfect tour on Etna, not phisical demanding, perfect guide, a very helpful and friendly service!

  • From Lipari: Panarea and Stromboli Boat Excursion

    3. From Lipari: Panarea and Stromboli Boat Excursion

    Spend the day on a memorable boat excursion through the Aeolian Islands. Enjoy the afternoon and evening exploring quaint villages and seeing stunning landscapes of the Mediterranean.

    Meet in Lipari and aboard your boat to begin your excursion through the Aeolian Islands. Have impressive views as you go along the pumice quarries and Monte Rosa. Head towards the island of Panarea, the smallest of the Aeolian islands. Admire the beautiful bay of Cala Junco before docking and have some free time to wander around the village.

    After time on Panarea, resume your boat excursion along Basiluzzo, the largest islet of Panarea, and the village of Ginostra before reaching the port of Stromboli. Arrive in Stromboli and be overwhelmed by the wild colors of nature. From the green scrub of the Mediterranean to the black volcanic landscape, from the blue frame of the sea to the ...

  • From Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano Mini Cruise Aeolian Tour

    4. From Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano Mini Cruise Aeolian Tour

    The Aeolian Islands are a fascinating volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are named after Aeolus, the demigod of the winds.  Lipari is the biggest, most populated Aeolian Island and has historically been the most significant. Lipari offers a grand archaeological museum housed in the buildings around the Duomo. Also impressive are the white shiny pumice quarries, which, overlooking the sea, give the water an amazing turquoise hue. Vulcano, which gives its name to all volcanoes, is particularly famous for its sulfurous mud baths and its smoking main crater. A man named Stevenson lived on Vulcano until the last major eruption in 1888. He never returned although his villa is still visible and intact. The tour departs from Taormina by bus to Milazzo harbour on the North coast of Sicily then continues by private boat to Lipari. In Lipari there is plenty of time ...

    This was a wonderful trip. We went on August 5, leaving early morning from Taormina. The tour guide on the bus was excellent. She also made some of the announcements on the boat. She spoke English, German and Italian and took good care of us. The islands are beautiful and the boat tour around Vulcano and Lipari before disembarking was especially amazing. We took the 10 Euro bus/taxi tours around both islands and got to see some beautiful places. The drive around Lipari even allowed for a brief, 20 minute swim at a beach on the north of the island. Both of the bus/taxi excursions around the islands were in Italian, and we do not understand the language, but it was still worthwhile for us. I highly recommend this experience.

  • Lipari: Boat Tour of Vulcano Island with Disembarkation Stop

    5. Lipari: Boat Tour of Vulcano Island with Disembarkation Stop

    Meet your skipper in Lipari and embark on your trip around the island of Vulcano and the Vulcanello Peninsula. Admire the fantastic island from the sea and then sail around the peninsula. See the Grotta del Cavallo, the Piscina di Venere, and the Testa del Leone, before docking at the port on the island. Visit the nearby thermal mud lake and take a relaxing bath in its sulfurous waters. Enjoy a meal in the nearby village, visit the black sand beach, or climb up Vulcano to the crater to experience breathtaking views of the entire archipelago.

  • Lipari & Salina: Boat Tour

    6. Lipari & Salina: Boat Tour

    Explore Lipari and Salina of the Aeolian Islands archipelago on this boat tour. Stop in Salina to visit the town of Santa Marina and the small village of Lingua. Discover some of the most magical corners of Lipari, most accessible via boat. First, head out to explore Lipari from the water. Spot Monte Rosa (also “Mount Rosa”), the village of Canneto, white beaches, and more. After a few minutes of sailing, see Pumice Beach with its turquoise waters. Then, arrive at the village of Acquacalda, where you can admire the white pumice caves from the sea. Next, move away from Lipari and sail towards Salina, where you will stop to visit and independently explore the town of Santa Marina and the village of Lingua on foot. In the bay of Pollara, the semicircle shape and high, layered walls of an ancient half-submerged crater give off the impression of a natural amphitheater. The bay is famous f...

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What people are saying about Lipari

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Interesting tour, very well organised. Sebastiano is an amazing guide, always prepared for all kind of tourists, he adapted the schedule regarding our profile of interest and phisical skills and offered us an excellent afternoon for exploring the Mount Etna, for knowing a lot of new info about vulcanologic phenomena, to view a lor of spectacular sites and to explore a lava tube also. In the final part we had have the opportunity to admire the sunset siting on one of the lateral vulcanic crater, a perfect final of the day. So we are happy to conclude: perfect tour on Etna, not phisical demanding, perfect guide, a very helpful and friendly service!

Very good journey around Eolie ilands. We saw Vulcano and Lipari while sailing, from the boat. Than we had a bath in baia nera. Excellent service of boarding. If you have to park your car, they have a parking very close to the boarding (10€)

Very beautiful, totally relaxed boat tour. Nice people, friendly staff. We’ve got the essential information about the island. Nothing more (no music, no advertising..), what we appreciated a lot! Thank you.

The activity was perfect and superbly well supervised. Excellent day thanks to this excursion.

Great trip. Enough time to explore islands and cities.