About the Island of Lipari
Lipari is the most developed and populated of the islands, where the main city lies. The ancient acropolis towers above the town, standing on an isolated volcanic mass, providing a natural fortress with extensive views for miles around, and where the museum houses the best collection of neolitic culture in the world.
Below lies the picturesque harbour, the Marina Corta, a popular place to sit at one of the outdoor cafes and watch the hydrofoils come and go. It is more than a convenient stop for the tourist, it is a working harbour where the fishing fleet moors.
The buildings around the harbour have changed little over the past century and many of the cafes and coffee houses have been catering for merchants and buyers who have been coming to buy pumice from the world's largest deposit for at least 100 years.