Lipari is the ancient Meligunis from the Greek “melos” which means honey. It is the largest island in the archipelago, known for obsidian and pumice.
The pulsating center of Lipari is between the bays of Marina Lunga and that of Marina Corta. In the middle there is the with the historical center which extends along the main street Vittorio Emanuele and above the Castle built by a natural fortress.
It is an island rich in evidence of various eras and civilizations well represented by the Bronze Age huts, the Cathedral of San Bartolomeo, the Aeolian Museum and the Norman Cloister.