Town Centre


One of Lipari Town's great pleasures is simply wandering its streets, lapping up the laid-back island atmosphere. Lipari's liveliest street is Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a cheerful thoroughfare lined with bars, cafes and restaurants. The street really comes into its own in early evening, when it's closed to traffic and the locals come out for their passeggiata (evening stroll). Equally atmospheric is Marina Corta, down at the end of Via Garibaldi, a pretty little marina ringed by popular bars and restaurants.

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Nearby Lipari attractions

3. Parco Archeologico

0.14 MILES

In the sunken area opposite Lipari's cathedral, you can see the remains of a series of circular huts, the oldest of which date to the 17th century BC…

4. Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano

0.15 MILES

A must-see for Mediterranean history buffs, Lipari's archaeological museum has one of Europe's finest collections of ancient finds. Especially worthwhile…

7. Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo

0.15 MILES

A fine example of 17th-century baroque architecture, the Aeolians' 'mother church' was built to replace the 11th-century Norman cathedral destroyed by…

8. Citadel

0.19 MILES

After the pirate Barbarossa rampaged through in 1544, murdering most of Lipari's men and enslaving the women, the island's Spanish overlords fortified…