Lipari Yacht Charter, Italy
Nestled centrally amongst the volcanic Aeolian Islands within the Tyrrhenian Sea, Lipari as a luxury yacht charter destination has excellent beaches and anchorages for private family holidays, fantastic churches and local museums to satisfy culture lovers and a delectable selection of local and international dishes from the skilled chefs at the picture-perfect restaurants.
This area of the Mediterranean is popular for luxury crewed yacht charters and with superyachts cruising off the more established tourist areas in Sardinia and northern Italy. Lipari is an elegant town which is located in close proximity of the northern part of the Sicilian coast and about 50 km off the north western section of Milazzo, making it a great stop on a week-long tour of the area.
Luxury Charter Yachts in Lipari
Being the largest island that belongs to the Aeolian Island cluster, the picturesque island of Lipari is a useful yachting base for superyachts that are exploring the popular island destinations within the region.
The island offers a wide range of outdoor activities including fishing, swimming, parasailing, surfing, and interesting Scuba dive sites that scorpionfish and octopi have made their homes. Adventure seekers can go even farther and opt for an exciting trip to any of the active volcanoes in the nearby islands - the most popular destination is the Stromboli Island as it has several active volcanoes and its obsidian glass was once prized for its rarity.
Because of its ideal location, the harbour in the town of Lipari is a favourite destination of smaller charter yachts and tourists. Aside from being an important maritime hub, it is also the town’s commercial centre and the stories history of Lipari goes as far back as prehistoric times.
5 quick reasons to visit Lipari
Interesting volcanic region, Four tranquil villages to explore, Beautiful caves and grottoes, Brilliant museums and archaeological sites, Great conditions for water sports
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Outdoors types will be in their element with Scuba diving sites and open bays where the winds make ideal conditions for windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing. The land offers trails to suit all activity levels, from flat walks close to town to steep trails leading to blustery volcanic summits, where guests will be awed by the natural fireworks display as sparks from the lava glow in the evening light.
The towns have everything to cater to tourists used to the finer things in life, and you will be presented with a selection of cafes and quality restaurants at every port you reach.
When the beautiful beaches of Sicily are so close, many luxury yacht charters to the Aeolian Islands also cruise south to take in the culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Palermo, and sometimes even farther south in the compact but incredibly diverse islands of Malta.
Lipari Yacht Charter Experiences
Popular attractions in the Island of Lipari include the famed Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano housed within an ancient castle, and the Norman Church which was recently restored to its original state. This important landmark is the source of pride by the locals and is used as one of the symbols for the Island of Lipari.
Along the streets of Lipari, you can also find an array of outlets that sell local crafts and souvenirs, including the ceramics for which this area is the Mediterranean is so well known. In addition, restaurants, cafes and other food venues serve local dishes, international fare and exotic gastronomic treats. One of the all-time favourites of seasoned sailors and other yacht charter enthusiasts is the pescepada - or 'swordfish'. There are other delectable local dishes like the calamari that you can sample when you dine in these fine restaurants, which can also be freshly prepared for you by your professional chef aboard your luxury yacht.
In the mornings, spend your time exploring local attraction such as Lipari Castle and the Church of the Souls of Purgatory along the seafront, then as the temperatures rise cruise on round to the quiet coves for sunbathing on your sundeck where you can also have lunch alfresco and dip into your sundeck Jacuzzi.
Advanced Scuba divers have a great selection of sites both around Lipari and along the Sicilian coast: At the 40m/131ft deep Pietra Menalda dive site, encounter nudibranchs, moray eels, octopi and scorpionfish, while elsewhere around the island there are shallow sites to suit beginner divers looking to earn their licence during the luxury yacht charter.
As well as the opportunity for water sports activities, there are facilities across the islands for land-based sports including paragliding. Sailors and tourists can also do some trekking, especially during the wintry months when trails that are overgrown in summer open up.
You will never run out of things to do while spending your holiday in the Island of Lipari - include this popular yacht charter tourist destination if you want to experience a perfect luxury Mediterranean yachting holiday.
Things to Consider
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
The Aeolian Islands have similar weather conditions to Sicily, where the average temperature in the summer is 21°C/70°F and in winter it drops to 9°C/48°F, making it ideal for groups that are not so interested in water sports as visiting the local landmarks, museums and galleries out of season. The summers tend to be drier with short showers late in the afternoon or early in the evening, whereas the winter has fewer days of rain but longer, heavier rainfall..
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter: In addition to beachwear, guests will want to take smart-casual clothes and a good pair of walking boots for exploring the towns and trails, particularly in neighbouring volcanic islands. The winds can pick up along the cost and a lightweight jacket is recommended for breezy evenings, particularly outside of the prime summer season.
For visiting religious sites, be sure to wear a layer that covers thighs and shoulders.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Porto di Lipari, Marina Pignataro,
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
L'Anfora, Trattoria del Vicolo, Filippino,
A Must See Attraction:
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, Lipari Castle, Church of the Souls of Purgatory, Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Valle Muria Beach, Praia Vinci Beach, La Forbice Beach, Punta del Congo Lungo
Local Yacht Events:
Round Aeolian Race
Best time to go:
June through September is the warmest time of the year to visit, with temperatures sitting around 21°C/70°F. Lipari is often included in a luxury yacht charter to Sicily and is the most popular of the Aeolian Islands, which are renowned for their volcanic activity. July is less crowded than August for those looking to sight-see and head to the beaches closest to town.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Lipari.
Full Sicily Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Lipari yacht charter guide.
Lipari Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Lipari.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Lipari.
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