sights / Historic

Citadel information

Lonely Planet review

After the pirate Barbarossa rampaged through in 1544, murdering most of Lipari's men and enslaving the women, the island's Spanish overlords fortified Lipari by constructing a citadel (also known as the castle) around the town centre. The town has since moved downhill but much of the citadel's impregnable wall structure survives; it's an impressive sight, especially when seen from below.