Lipari Islands (Holidays in Eolian Island)

Lipari Islands
Emerging precipitously from the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean, the Isole Lipari were created when erupting volcanoes rose from the floor of the Mediterranean Sea in ages past. In 2000, UNESCO added the archipelago to its list of World Heritage Sites.

The morning tour of the stark, dramatically beautiful island of Lipari showcases panoramic views of the neighboring isle of Vulcano and the picturesque village of Canneto. In the walled town of Lipari, walk through its narrow medieval lanes to the castle, built by the Spaniards in 1500, and visit the 17th-century cathedral and the Aeolian Archaeological Museum, which houses collections of pottery, masks and other Classical artifacts. Enjoy a glass of malvasia -- a local dessert wine -- and Italian sweets.

The famous wine "Malvasia delle Lipari" is produced on the Eolian islands, also called Lipari, famous for the beauty of their beaches and their grottoes. This wine is produced following a millenary technique, with grapes previously deposed on rush mattings in order to be withered by the sun.