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08/05/2018 0 comments Aeolian, hotel, holidays, Aeolian Islands, nature, sea, lipari, beaches, trekking

Lipari, the largest and most populated island of the Aeolian Islands, is located at the center of the archipelago, a point of connection between the mainland and the other islands and a synthesis of all that the islands offer.

The town of Lipari extends over a vast plain that goes from Monte Rosa to Punta Capistello. The bay is dominated by the Rocca del Castello (Cittade) - the ancient Greek necropolis - which divides it into two coves: Marina Corta in the north and Marina Corta in the south.

The town is crossed by Corso Vittorio Emanuele - the main street - and from Via Garibaldi that from Piazza Mazzini, at the base of the Castle, reaches the pretty little square of Marina Corta, called the "living room" of Lipari. The island presents a historical-architectural and naturalistic heritage of incomparable beauty.

Lipari can be considered a "all-round" tourist resort, able to satisfy any need of its visitors. The seascapes are followed by those of verdant hills and the beautiful pumice quarries, with a dazzling white color that reach the sea. In some places of the island (Forgia Vecchia, Rocche Rosse) it is possible to find obsidian, a black volcanic stone with a vitreous paste.

The bathing area par excellence remains in Canneto, which can be considered the most beautiful beach on the island and where our Residence Mistral is located.

The north-eastern coast is dominated by Punta Castagna, an extreme extension of the imposing lava flow that goes from Monte Pilato to the sea. The seabed of this side of the island is of a wonderful emerald color, due to the presence of pumice, which has been deposited over the millennia.

Numerous trails suitable for trekking enthusiasts wind through the hills and valleys of the island and, as in the case of the route from the San Calogero thermal baths to the Caolino quarries, they cross beautiful places from a geological and naturalistic point of view.