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Lipari

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  • Day81

    Stromboli

    June 13 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    In the late afternoon we went up to Stromboli passing by the west coast to see the lava and mini eruptions before anchoring to the north to wait for nightfall. We headed back to the west coast about 10 and saw some more eruptions and lava flows. We tried photos but they didn’t work sorry

  • Day5

    Vulcano

    March 29, 2005 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Vulcano - Die Heiße:

    Brodelnder Schlamm, kochendes Meer, Schwefeldampf auf dem Vulkan.

    Der Vulkan gilt als der gefährlichste der Inselgruppe. Er ruht nur und kann jederzeit wieder ausbrechen. Der letzte Ausbruch liegt zwar schon über ein Jahrhundert zurück, mancher Vulkanologe erwartet aber gerade deshalb bald einen neuen und dann sicher verheerenden…

    Aber auch was „die Heiße“ heutzutage so zu bieten hat, ist sehenswert...
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  • Day2

    Panarea

    March 26, 2005 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Die älteste, kleinste und auch exklusivste Insel des Archipels, ein Traum aus schneeweißen Würfelhäusern, schmalen Gässchen und herrlichem Blumenschmuck. Und damit man nicht vergisst, dass auch sie natürlich vulkanischen Ursprungs ist, steigen um die vorgelagerten Inselchen heiße Gasblasen aus der Tiefe des Meeres auf…Read more

  • Day81

    Panarea

    June 13 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Hello again sorry it’s been a while. We are making slow progress north towards Rome.
    From a somewhat rolly anchorage off the cement works on Lipari we headed north to Panarea where we anchored south of the main town and had a walk around, but boy was it hot.

  • Day79

    Aeolian Islands

    June 11 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    From Scilla we bearded across the straits and anchored on the west edge of the Milazzo headland on Sicily. There were a few day boats there as it was Sunday but they had all gone by early evening leaving just us it was very quiet and very calm. Next day we moved north to Port Ponente on Isola Vulcano, it’s a bit sulphurous, rotten egg smell, but depends on wind direction. This morning we had an early start and started our walk up to the crater rim at 7am, it’s been so hot the last few days that we wanted to get up and down from the sun reached melting temperature. Am glad we made the effort as the views were pretty good, there was some heat haze but we could still see Stromboli. We had planned to walk up and the around the rim but because of the breeze we could only go 3/4 of the way this meant we got to the high point but not close to the very yellow section as the sulphurous gases were very strong here so we turned back. Also on the island are mud baths, but I know from a previous experience that it is nearly impossible to get the smell out your bathers, it’s pretty tough getting it off your skin! Wind direction due to change tomorrow so we will be heading to another of the islands Panarea before possibly a late night cruise to Stromboli in the hope of seeing an eruption. Apparently it is almost constantly having little eruptions and we might see molten lava which would be kind of exciting!Read more

  • Day24

    Lipari via Stromboli

    September 27 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Early departure on the Stromboli Express bound for Lipari via Vulcano. Apparently this was the first day the ferry was running this week due to high seas.
    Well they were still high and I was stuck in a boat full of seasick germans. No one spoke english except one of the crew who had some english and kindly came and told me the basics as all announcements were in italian and german. Due to the Stromboli eruption 28 days ago, boats were re-routed so we were going via Stromboli as there were too many people going in the afternoon. They need to manage numbers in the event of an emergency evacuation.
    Arrived in Lipari and the lovely quiet Il Cappero B&B with my own courtyard, view over town and only the sound of chickens and nature.
    Swum just downhill, then home dinner of bbq chicken and salad and figs with total yoghurt. (And a red wine).
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  • Day25

    Lipari

    September 28 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    A small sleepin and relaxed breakfast where they boiled eggs to order in the aldi egg machine.
    Bus to Canneto, walk to the Spiaggia Bianca which was grey but I paid 5euro for a sun bed and umbrella and enjoyed the warm water with view of Salina and Stromboli.
    Back to town for tomato, eggplant, ham and caper panini at Gilberto and Vera.
    Then to the extensive archaelogy museum established by Brea and Cavalier - urns, theatre madks, red figure vases. Pieces from neolithic, greek and roman.
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  • Day26

    Vulcano

    September 29 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    The island of Vulcano is a 15min hydrofoil away so an easy daytrip. Hike up to the crater was great. A bit if steam and sulphur smell but fairly tame. 10km roundtrip and 800metre elevation from sealevel.
    Black sand beach had the clearest unsalty water so had a dip off the rocks.
    Back for late arvo swim at local beach at Lipari.
    Dinner was very ordinary tinned tuna, olives, capers, tomato pasta.
    Chestnuts on the way home were tasty.
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  • Day27

    Last day in Lipari

    September 30 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Feeling lazy, and a bit weary but caught bus to Aquacalda. Quietest place ever with nice view of Salina, clear water but very stoney shore. Saw old pumice mining eqipment and buildings abandonned and rusting away at Ponticello. This was largest pumice mining operation in the workd at one point. Though it makes the water aqua coloured, the dustiness kept ne away.
    Had mezzo-panini at the lovely Gilberto e Vera, afternoon dip then bbq chicken.
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  • Day375

    Day 376: Visiting the Islands

    February 25, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Woke up early and decided to give the islands another shot. The weather was pretty miserable - overcast and raining, but we hurried down to the dock around 8am and lucky for us, the boat was running! Grabbed our tickets and boarded, then waited out the 20 minutes or so across to Vulcano.

    To our surprise only a couple of people got off, though this isn't actually the main island (Lipari is home to the largest settlement). The town was quite small and obviously a holiday spot - lots of closed ice-cream stores and boat rental places fronting a beach. It would be quite nice, but it was raining steadily and not super warm either. But we were here, and committed.

    Had a quick coffee at literally the only place in town, then walked about 20 minutes along a road to where the crater rim hike starts. It's normally not too arduous, but carrying a dog and an umbrella each certainly upped the difficulty! After about an hour of climbing we made it to the crater rim.

    Sulfur clouds and rain clouds drifted past fairly constantly, meaning that we only had intermittent views down into the crater and back across the islands. The town was well below us, but still quite close by. I guess farming the fertile volcanic soil must be worth the risk of living on an active volcano!

    Fairly quick trip back down as it's obviously much easier going, and by 11:30 we were already back in town and waiting for the boat. Still raining! Thankfully we'd managed to line up our return with a hydrofoil, so we weren't waiting more than about 15 minutes, and then with the 20 minute trip back it wasn't long after 12pm and we were back on Sicily proper.

    Not feeling inclined to find another restaurant or cafe and just wanting to get out of the rain and somewhere warm, we walked back to the car and drove out of town. Lunch was at McDonalds which is honestly just the easiest option sometimes. Italian food culture is great, but a quick lunch on the road isn't a strong point!

    Spent the next couple of hours driving around the north-eastern coast to the town of Taormina, one of the more famous tourist spots on Sicily. Parked in a garage and took a shuttle bus up to the old town, where a famous landmark stands - the Greek Theatre. Dating in large part from the Greek period on Sicily, ie ~500 BC, and it's mostly still there. It's also in a super dramatic spot, perched on cliffs high about the ocean and the rest of the town - very impressive. To the Greeks, the panorama behind the stage was almost as important as the stage action itself.

    It had stopped raining as well by now, though still quite cloudy, and we didn't hang around for long in Taormina once we'd had a good look around. Back to the car where we continued southwards to the town of Trecastagni on the south-eastern slopes of Mount Etna. Found our Airbnb with no problems, a lovely rooftop loft. Everything was newly renovated, the heating worked, we had a nice balcony with views of the ocean in one direction and Etna in the other direction. The host was very nice, and had left us a bunch of supplies for the next two nights, including fruits, sweets, pasta and local pistachio pesto.

    It had been a very long day, so we stayed in and chilled out - had the pistachio pesto for dinner!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Lipari, ليباري, Липари, لیپاری, ליפארי, लिपारी द्वीप, Լիպարի, リーパリ, ლიპარი, Liparae, Lípara, Lìpari, Ліпарі, 利帕里岛

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