"Marina Corta, Lipari"
Delighted with our week's stay in an apartment within 50 paces of the water's edge at Marina Corta the southern port of the town of Lipari. We took day trips to the other Aeolian Islands and did a taxi tour of Lipari Island itself. Our main quest was a look at the volcano,Stromboli but the evidence of volcanic activity is everywhere in the island group.
The gob-smacking beauty of the Aeolians is not to be missed. No wonder the group has UNESCO World Heritage Listing.
Marina Corta seems to be a better place to stay than the northern part of town, Marina Lunga, which features the heavy inter-island boat traffic and the bus depot.
Loved the choice of waterfront restaurants at Piazza Ugo S. Onofrio ( Marina Corta).
"Boat Watchers' Paradise"
Being an amateur fisherman and interested by all things nautical, I was rapt with the comings and goings of the fishing fleet. Of great interest to me, having heard of but having never seen before, a boat used to harpoon spada or swordfish, probably the most popular fish dish on Sicilian restaurant menus. The boat features a fish spotter on a high mast and a bowsprit three times the boat length so the harpooner can get close to the fish on the surface before the boat wakes it up.
"Eating & Drinking Spots on Piazza U.S.Onofrio"
The activity of the port, and the people from the tourist boats and the visiting yachts are all watchable from shady vantage points enhanced by beer/wine and coffee service.