The Aeolian Islands take their name from the wise and magnanimous, god of the winds, Aeolus, who, according to Homer had created his kingdom here. The Aeolian archipelago is made up of “seven sisters”, Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi. The mild climate, the rich resources of the volcanic soil make these islands full of surprises and contrasts. Anyone who visited can confirm their splendor.
Area: 38.6 km2. Inhabitants: 10.690
The landscape of Lipari is very diverse, from the dry grasslands on the western side, and the shrublands in the area between Mount Chirica and Mount Sant’Angelo. There is a strong presence of Chamaerops (Mediterranean Fan Palm) and a springtime blossoming of various species of orchids. There is a wide-raging plant life, typical of the cool hilly areas of Sicily, with heather, arbutus, ashtrees and bracken (Pteridium aquilinum). The animal life is made up of interesting indigenous species, amongst which a subspecies of the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus), which is exclusive to the island, and various species of insects. Among the sedentary birds of prey, the common buzzard (Buteo buteo) and kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) are relatively widespread, as is the common raven (Corvus corax) which has an extraordinarily dense population on Lipari and on the other islands of the Archipelago. The western coasts and the surrounding small islands, during the spring months, are the nesting places of the Caspian gull (Larus cachinnans).
Aeolian archaeological museum with archaeological park, Cathedral, Chiesa Vecchia to Quattropani, Quattrocchi, Spa of San Calogero, Cave di Caolino, Cave di Pomice, Colate di Ossidiana. In addition, our staff will be happy to arrange day trips both around the island of Lipari and to the other islands, so you can better appreciate both the beaches and landscapes that characterize them.