Silversea Luxury Cruises To LIPARI ISLAND

LIPARI ISLAND
LIPARI ISLAND
LIPARI ISLAND

Located just to the north of Sicily, and to the west of Italy’s mainland, Lipari Island is the largest of the Aeolian's cluster. Florally-painted buildings line cobbled, plant-pot decorated streets - and glow attractively in the ever-present sunshine. The laid-back island atmosphere immediately washes over you, as you breathe in your first taste of the salty sea air. With tastebud-jangling pizza, palate-satisfying wines, and sparkling blue waters to behold - Lipari Island is a little slice of sensory heaven. View more

Head straight to the shore to soak up the rich blue hues of spots like Havana Beach - where shelves of turquoise are interrupted only by bobbing yachts and occasional swimmers. Hike the scenery, and look out across the archipelago to the fiery cone of Stromboli - one of three active volcanoes in Italy - which looms from the blue waters. Visit a winery, to admire the neat rows of vines, and taste the subtle flavours the grapes acquire from these fertile soils. Sip the wines, alongside fresh curls of ham and cheese. Explore the town’s charms - such as the archaeological museum, which tells of a turbulent history in the clutches of major empires - before climbing the stone-stepped incline to the salmon pink Cathedral of San Bartolomeo. Beautiful frescoes spread across the roof, and you can admire the Norman cloisters, and silver statue of the island's patron saint, Saint Bartholomew. This statue is said to perform the miracle of changing its weight when required - notably when the fascist regime attempted to sell it - only to discover it was mysteriously featherlight and worthless. Lipari Castle's steeply banked walls add a crowning glory to this island of volcanic wonder.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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VENICE To BARCELONA
  • Departure
    May 05 2020
  • Duration
    21 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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VENICE To ROME (Civitavecchia)
  • Departure
    May 05 2020
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Spirit
From US$ 6,930
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ROME (Civitavecchia) To BARCELONA
  • Departure
    Jun 11 2020
  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Spirit
From US$ 4,950
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ATHENS (Piraeus) To ROME (Civitavecchia)
  • Departure
    May 17 2021
  • Duration
    7 Days
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    Silver Moon
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BARCELONA To ATHENS (Piraeus)
  • Departure
    Jun 07 2021
  • Duration
    10 Days
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    Silver Shadow
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ATHENS (Piraeus) To ROME (Civitavecchia)
  • Departure
    Jul 20 2021
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    Silver Shadow
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Excursions in LIPARI ISLAND

Island Tour & Winefarm

After tendering ashore, depart for a leisurely walk of approximately 20-30 minutes along Lipari's main street to reach the coach parking area and start your sightseeing of the Island with a stop in the most panoramic points, from where you will be able to enjoy the magnificent view of the Aeolian islands.


Tenuta di Castellaro & view point stop

After the drive, a stop will be made at Tenuta di Castellaro which may be considered a monument to landscape, art, architecture and technology, and entirely keeps faith with nature and traditions.


With a short stroll through the vineyard, you reach a viewpoint, where it is possible to admire a spectacular view; afterwards visit the barrique cellar, completely underground and built in the local style, recounts different geological areas through its arches and pillars: 22,000 years of history create a magical environment where the vine is refined and aged in its oaken casks;the windcatcher tower, built with state-ofthe-art technologies, is absolute environment-friendly; adopting a concept used by ancient populations since the X Century BC, it comprises a thermal labyrinth and a chimney, which create a natural air-conditioning system.


Local products & wine tasting

Afterwards, in the tasting zone, you will be enjoy some of the local produced wines with a platter of salami, cheeses, traditional toasted bread (pane caliato), home-made caper paté, etc. The experience ends on a sweet note, with Malvasia delle Lipari accompanied by sesame biscuits (sesamini).


After the tasting you will return on pier by coach.

Lipari & Pizza Demonstration

Indulge your senses with the scenic beauty and flavours of Lipari during a sightseeing drive around the island, and a visit to a local restaurant to learn the secrets to making Sicilian-style pizza.


After tendering ashore, depart for a leisurely walk of approximately 20-30 minutes along Lipari's main street to reach the coach parking area. From here you will begin your guided sightseeing drive around the island.


Lipari Island Tour

During your drive, stops are made at the most panoramic viewpoints to take in magnificent vistas of some of the other islands of the archipelago, including Vulcano, Salina and Panarea. Witness the immense stretches of clean, sparkling sea, jagged coastlines and a pallet of colour that includes lush green vegetation, black, red and grey volcanoes, and yellow rocks and beaches. Other viewpoints encountered during your drive offer splendid views of the other Eolian Islands on a clear day.

Lipari has a very long and distinguished history. The Aeolian Islands have a place in mythology, and certainly they were inhabited as far back as 5,000 BC. The island has a rare and valuable resource: black volcanic obsidian, used for knives and sharp implements.


Pizza-Making Demonstration

Next, proceed to a local pizzeria to observe the owners as they enthusiastically demonstrate how to make traditional Sicilian pizza. During the demonstration, you can try your hand at making your own pizza pie according to your own personal tastes. Afterward, you are served your creation accompanied by local Malvasia wine and other Eolian delicacies, including cookies.


Following your visit, re-board your coach and return to the parking area, then walk back to the pier and tender to the ship.

Lipari Island & Museum

Fall in love with Lipari's small-town Italian feel and island atmosphere, a feast for your senses with splendid vistas, landmarks and history. A panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion takes you to picturesque photo stops as well as provides you a guided walking tour in the old city centre.


After tendering ashore, depart for a leisurely walk of approximately 20-30 minutes along Lipari's main street to reach the coach parking area, then begin your guided sightseeing drive around the island.


Lipari Island Tour

Upon arrival at the coach parking area board your coach for a picturesque sightseeing drive around the island. Along the way, stops are made at the most panoramic viewpoints to take in magnificent vistas of some of the other islands of the archipelago, including Vulcano, Salina and Panarea. Witness the immense stretches of clean, sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea, jagged coastlines and a pallet of colour that includes lush green vegetation, black, red and grey volcanoes, and yellow rocks and beaches. Other viewpoints encountered during your drive offer splendid vistas of the other Eolian Islands on a clear day.


Lipari Town and Archaeological Museum

Next, proceed to the castle area for a guided walking tour. Built by the Spaniards in 1500, this fortification features massive ramparts that enclose the Cathedral and Aeolian Archaeological Museum. After walking up to the Castello, your tour commences with an exterior visit to St. Bartolomeo Church, then the archaeological area and Aeolian Museum. The museum is comprised of five sections; Prehistoric, Classical, Epigraphical, Minor islands, and Volcanological. Explore the most important areas, including a large collection of some of the most valuable relics excavated in the islands since 1946.


Following your visit, a brief walk takes you back to the pier area, which is near the main shopping area. Some time is made available for you to browse the shops before commencing the approximately 30-minute stroll back to the pier.

Lipari on Foot

The natural harbor of Lipari town is dominated by a convenient rock out-crop, this was an obvious place for early settlers to build their homes and fortifications. Walking up to the town's citadel you can see excavations revealing many levels of history. Discover Lipari's exquisite beauty and ancient past from up-close during this delightful walking tour, and a visit to the Archaeological Museum.


Meet your guide at the pier area and begin your walking exploration into an ancient past.


Lipari City and Castle

After an approximately 45-minute walking tour along the Main Street of Lipari City en route to the 16th-century Lipari Castle you will arrive at the acropolis of this Greek and Roman city. Lipari Castle is home to a treasure trove of Old World treasures, including the Cathedral, adjacent Palace of the Bishops, Aeolian Archaeological Museum, Theatre, Immacolata Church, with its smooth facade and dark pilasters, Addolorata Church, dating from the Middle Ages, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, whose façade dates from 700 A.D.


Church, Theatre and Archaeological Museum

Continue for exterior visits to St. Bartolomeo Church, the area's archaeological site and Theatre. From here, proceed to the Aeolian Archaeological Museum. Located on the castle's grounds, this museum is comprised of five sections, Prehistoric, Classic, Epigraphic, Minor Islands and Volcanological, with a large collection of the most valuable artefacts excavated on the island from 1946 to present.


Following your visit, commence the guided, approximately 30-minute stroll back to the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Lipari at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private Taxi car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned Taxi car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Lipari at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private Taxi van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned Taxi van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Vulcano Island & Boat Trip

The island of Vulcano appears in the early myths of the ancient Greeks and also ssimilarly the Romans believed that Vulcano was the chimney of the god Vulcan's workshop and therefore named the island after him. Explore the pristine natural beauty and unique therapeutic properties of Vulcano Island during this scenic boat cruise and island tour.


After tendering ashore, meet your guide and embark on a private motorboat for a cruise to Vulcano Island. Your route passes the beautiful Lipari Coast, and then proceeds to the west coast of Vulcano to see the Faraglioni, the Grotta del Cavallo, the Spiaggia di Ponente and Vulcanello before arriving at Vulcano Island.


Vulcano Island

The most peculiar characteristic of Vulcano is its plateau, the most expansive of all the Aeolian Islands. Formed by lava, banks of tuff and quaternary deposits, the plateau is furrowed by deep valleys and surrounded by hills that fall towards the sea. On the high slopes of the island, the panorama is picturesque and wild. Vulcano Island was once home to three craters. One of them has been eroded by the sea, and presents an interesting cross-section of a volcanic cone featuring lava flows and stratifications of pyroclastic material.


Take a brief tour of the quaint shops and cafés of the small village before stopping by the pier for a stroll, a swim or an opportunity to enter one of the thermal wells from which a sulphurous steam rises. The wells are comprised of salt water and clay mud with a very high sulphurous content that prohibits the growth of pathogens. As a result, the thermal waters combined with the mud baths have an enormous therapeutic value in the treatment of various diseases that include skin, joint and respiratory problems. Soaking in the strong-smelling sulphur baths is popular with many visitors, followed by a cleansing shower or a swim in the balmy sea.


Following the visit, return to your boat and cruise back to Lipari, with an opportunity to take a dip in the crystal-clear sea en route.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.