Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands and is also its beating heart. Mountainous and with jagged coasts, it has its city center at the foot of the imposing fortress of the Castle, a Greek acropolis. The island has about 12 thousand inhabitants, who live in the villages of Canneto, Acquacalda, Quattropani and Pianoconte.
The island has been shaped by 12 volcanoes. Its volcanic nature is evident in the Muria Valley, from the red rocks, and in the north-eastern coast, covered by a vast lava flow of pumice. T
he island of Lipari is located in the center of the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands and, for those who do not know them, is the one from which it is easier to move and and make excursions of even one day to come and go from other islands such as Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, Stromboli, Salina and Vulcano, with ordinary means such as ships and hydrofoils. Lipari is also the island richest in services and the best equipped for tourism.