Cruises from Lipari
The Lipari Islands form a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily. The largest island is Lipari, and the sole town in the group is on this island, and shares the same name. There are signs of volcanic activity with fumaroles and thermal waters on most of the islands, while the volcano on Stromboli (40km to the NE) puts on a dramatic performance most nights! Lipari town is a very pleasant place, with pretty streets and lanes perfect for wandering around.
There are some elegant historic town-houses as well as plenty of humble island-dwellings, with balconies bedecked with flowers, washing, onions and peppers.