Of great tourist interest is the round island Lipari boat trip, from which it is possible to admire landscapes formed over thousands of years, and very interesting scenery.
Deep caves, beaches, high coasts, wide bays and rugged cliffs appear one after the other. Hiring a boat or trusting in one of the expert local fishermen, usually you set off from Marina Corta and head towards Canneto going around the Monte Rosa promontory.
Besides the inhabited centre, you can admire the white expanse of pumice deposits, with their characteristic piers which stretch out into the sea (used for transporting the white pumice by cargo ship).
The Spiaggie Bianche (White beaches) is one of Lipari’s most beautiful, and is so named due to the colour of the sea bed, caused by the deposits of pumice sediment into the sea over the years. The continuous geological variation solidifies at Punta Castagna, formed from the obsidian promontory; this is one of the most evocative points on the round coast trip.
Acquacalda appears (dubbed Punta Castagna), and further on, the coast becomes higher and rockier.
After the channel which separates Lipari from Salina, the “inzolfato” appears: an outline of stratified geological rock of sulfuric origin.
Further on, you meet the Torricella, Punta del Palmeto and Pietra del Bagno rocks. Going round Punta delle Fontanelle and that of Grotticelle, you face the small Valle Muria beach.
Straight after the Formiche rocks, opposite Vulcano, passing under the rocky Punta del Perciato arch, you find the solitary crag (Faraglioni di Pietra Maralda and Pietra Lunga) which stand guard over the coast separating Lipari from Vulcano.
A little before Punta Crepazza, an inviting beach appears, named Praia di Vinci. Picturesque caves follow on one after the other until Rocca di Lipari, finally reaching the Marina Corta.
Lipari ferry schedules
Routes and times updated in real time and refer to the current week.
From April to October, routes run much more frequently. We suggest you double-check the schedule a few days before your departure!
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