Lipari Island is the largest of Aeolian Islands in Tyrrhenian Sea. It is located in southern Italy, off Sicily Island's northern coast. Lipari is also the name of island's main port town (on the east coast), with population around 13,000. The island is part of Messina metro area. Peak tourist season is May-September.
The archaeological museum in Lipari covers Aeolian Islands' human history from prehistoric to classical times, as well as marine history, vulcanology, and paleontology of western Mediterranean.
On July 25, 2013, Lipari's mayor issued an ordinance banning the wearing of "bikinis, thongs or other swimming costumes" in the town centre. The penalty was EUR 500 (USD 700 in 2014).
Port Lipari is a small busy harbour with a long pier. The island's scenery features cultivated eastern slopes, narrow cobbled streets, Spanish fortress (16th century), finest sand beach.
Lipari Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Lipari Island anchor offshore (near Port Lipari, on the eastern coast) and transport their passengers to the pier via the ship's tender boats.
Port Lipari Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Lipari Island, Aeolian, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.