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Archaeological Museum of Lipari: Situated in the old Spanish Castle, this museum is one of the most important archaeological museums in the Mediterranean. It provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Aeolian Islands, from prehistoric times to the modern era. Old Town and Castle: The old town of Lipari is characterized by narrow streets and alleyways, while the castle (often referred to as the "acropolis") stands on a rocky promontory. Within the castle, you can find medieval walls, ancient ruins, and beautiful churches. Cathedral of San Bartolomeo: Located within the castle complex, this cathedral is a blend of various architectural styles due to its long history of reconstructions. White Beaches and Pumice Quarries: Near Lipari Town, there are quarries and white beaches formed from pumice stone, a result of the island's volcanic history. These beaches have a unique, moon-like landscape and the water is incredibly clear. Marina Corta: This picturesque, small harbor is lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. It's a great place to relax and watch the world go by. Local Cuisine: As with much of Italy, the cuisine is a highlight. Lipari, being an island, has a rich seafood tradition. Dishes like "pasta con le sarde" (pasta with sardines) and local capers are a must-try. Vibrant Festivals: The islanders celebrate various festivals throughout the year. The most notable is perhaps the festival of San Bartolomeo, the patron saint of Lipari, celebrated in August. Natural Beauty and Volcanic Activity: The Aeolian Islands, including Lipari, are volcanic in origin. This not only shaped their landscapes but also influences their geothermal activity. While Lipari itself doesn't have an active volcano, the nearby island of Stromboli does, making it a popular excursion. Diverse Architecture: Lipari Town showcases a mix of architectural styles due to its rich history of various rulers, from the Greeks and Romans to the Arabs and Normans. Gateway to the Aeolian Islands: Lipari Town is the main transport hub for the Aeolian Islands. From here, you can easily explore other islands in the archipelago, each with its unique charm and characteristics.