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Lipari Beaches, Italy

The beaches and their surroundings

We strongly suggest taking the full tour of the island along the panoramic road (26 Km), which may be made by car, scooter or, for a healthier option, by bicycle. There are also a dozen buses, which connect Lipari daily to the most beautiful beaches: Canneto, Papesca, Porticello and Acquacalda.

The northeast coast of Lipari is the area of pumice and obsidian cave. Along the road can still be seen the old landing stage used to load the extracted minerals onto the ships. Pumice characterizes the landscape of two beautiful beaches, that of Papesca, where there are still remains of the mining infrastructure, and Spiaggia Bianca (the white beach), to the north of Canneto, a spectacular expanse of pumice that ends in a turquoise sea. Proceeding towards Acquacalda, the road cuts into the form of the Rocche Rosse. Entering this impressive landscape on foot, you will see lava formed into sharp, contorted shapes.

Near the town of Quattropani, a narrow road leads to the former kaolin mines. This is one of the most beautiful and least visited on places the island, with still-active fumaroles.

A tour of Lipari by boat

You must not miss a boat excursion to explore the west coast of Lipari, savage and inaccessible: its protected bays and high cliffs, the best places for diving and beaches that are inaccessible by land.

The excursion reaches absolutely fantastic places: the imposing rock stacks, Pietra Lunga and Pietra Menala, an arch of lava rock at Punta del Perciato where boats may pass, the high copper-colored cliffs at the point of the sea, and the marine caves opening along this uninhabited coast.

To the north of the island, the coast becomes less rough. We find Acquacalda and the cave of pumice. The white seams accompany us along the road, between the landing stages once used for transportation of pumice. The most visible deposit is Campo Bianco in Porticello, declared a human heritage by Unesco. Punta Castagna is also here, a black obsidian shape entering the sea. This is one of the most popular diving locations in the Eolian Islands.


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