Is the most important and the biggest island of the Aeolian archipelago, 37,6 kmq of surface, 9,5 km long. Like the other islands, the nature of Lipari is also volcanic. There are, in fact, 12 volcanic systems. Moreover it is rich of volcanic springs and volcanic materials as for example obsidian and pumice. Lipari is the most populated island of the Aeolians, 9.000 inhabitants, who quadruplicate in summer. There are 4 towns: Acquacalde, Canneto, Piano Corto and Quattropiani. For those people who loves archaeology, Lipari is worth a visit : the Castle, the ancient acropolis of
Lipari, the Archaeological Park, the Archaeological Aeolian Museum and the archaeological park of Contrada Diana, are all rich of ancient ruins and Roman buildings. All the story of the Aeolian Islands has passed through here. The most beautiful shore of the island is Spiaggia Bianca (white shore) named so because of its depths made of pumice. Crossing the rocks of Formiche there are the rocks of Pietra Enala and Pietra
Lunga, very loved by scuba divers. Following the coast there are many bays to visit and creeks to discover.