The Palermo Lipari ferry route connects Sicily with Aeolian Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours 55 minutes.
Are the Aeolian islands worth visiting?
All of the islands are worth visiting, but the most popular excursion is to Stromboli. To visit the active volcano, you can take an early-morning trip to climb the volcano, or an later trip which also visits Panarea, and leaves Stromboli after dark, in order to watch the eruptions from the sea.
What is the best Aeolian island to stay on?
Only 3kms long and 2kms wide, Panarea is the most exclusive island of the lot, and the best place to stay in the Aeolian Islands if you want to be seen. The marina is loaded with the luxury yachts of the island’s guests, but there’s also space for the ferry which brings in the day trippers.
Do you need a car on Lipari?
Siremar runs year-round ferries from Milazzo to Lipari. The 2-hour, 15-minute journey is an option for those wishing to take a car to Lipari. Note that cars are only permitted on Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, and Filicudi.
How do I get to Lipari?
The most straightforward way to reach the islands from the UK is to fly to Catania Airport, then take a direct bus link or private transfer to Milazzo port, where you can catch a ferry to Lipari and the other islands. The direct bus is run by Giuntabus and leaves from outside the airport.
Is Milazzo worth visiting?
While most visitors today just pass through on their way to the Aeolian Islands, Milazzo is certainly worth a visit if you’re in the area – don’t be put off by the industrial development just up the coast!
How many Aeolian Islands are there?
Italian Tourism Official Website
The Archipelago of the Aeolian Islands consist of seven exquisite islands off the coast of Sicily – Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi – in addition to smaller islets and giant boulders.
What is the best time of year to go to Sicily?
The best time to visit Sicily is from May to June or September to October. These late spring and early fall months offer hospitable temperatures in the 70s and low 80s, which are ideal for temple gazing, beach lazing or hiking.
How do you get around the Aeolian Islands?
There are 3 hydrofoil / ferry companies operating in the Aeolian Islands (navi means ferries, aliscafi are hydrofoils): Ustica Lines, Siremar and SNAV (Naples-Salina). The hydrofoil takes 90 mins from Milazzo, the ferry takes 3-4 hours.
How do you get around Salina?
You can reach Salina by faster hydrofoil (aliscafo) with Liberty Lines or the slower ferry (traghetto) with Siremar. The main departure point is Milazzo, although in the summer it’s also possible to get a boat from Palermo and Cefalu on Sicily and from Naples.
How can I reach eolie?
To reach the Aeolian Islands you can travel by hydrofoil or by ferry. The archipelago can be reached from the airports of Catania, Naples, Palermo and Reggio Calabria; by sea, by hydrofoil, from the ports of Naples, Messina, Milazzo, Palermo and Reggio Calabria and by ships from the ports of Naples and Milazzo.
How do you get to Lipari from Rome?
There is no direct connection from Rome to Lipari. However, you can take the train to Napoli Afragola, take the train to Villa S. Giovanni, take the walk to Villa S.
How do you get to Milazzo from Catania?
There are 3 ways to get from Catania to Milazzo by bus, bus and ferry, train or car
- Take the bus from Catania to Messina 590 / …
- Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Milazzo Messina.