According to businesscarriers, Lipari is an island in the Mediterranean Sea (Europe) that is part of the Lipari (Aeolian) Islands of Italy. Lipari is located 30 km northeast of the Autonomous Region of Sicily. The capital of Lipari is Lipari of the same name. A number of major cities on Lipari are: Canneto, Pianoconte, Acquacalda, Quattropani and Collo Pirrera.
Lipari is a volcanic and therefore mountainous island. The landscape of Lipari is characterized by lots of greenery, white pumice stone and a mostly rocky coastline. There are a few (pebble) beaches on this coastline. The population of Lipari nowadays lives largely from tourism because arable farming is virtually impossible. This is due to the low amount of precipitation and poor accessibility of fields. Wealthy Italians in particular spend their holidays on this island. One of the main attractions is the old center of Lipari with its impressive castle, cathedral, archaeological museum and harbour. From Liapri you can easily visit the impressive islands of Vulcano and Stromboli by boat. The waters around Lipari are known for their clarity and excellent sailing conditions.
Where is Lipari located?
Travel information of Lipari
Official name: Lipari
Area: 37 km²
Country code: IT, ITA
Population: 12,500 inhabitants (2015)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 602 m (Monte Chirica)
Distance (Amsterdam – Lipari): 1,732 km
Flight time: Lipari has no airport (closest is Calabria, approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes flying time)
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Lipari that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Lipari, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Lipari. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Lipari?
Weather and climate
Lipari has a Mediterranean climate. The island generally has warm summers (25 to 30 degrees) and mild winters (10 to 15 degrees).
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Lipari can be found on our extensive weather page.
April, May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Lipari. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.
Italian is the official language on Lipari.
Would you like to translate from or into Italian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Italy: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch Consulate in Sicily (also for Lipari): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Italian Embassy in the Netherlands: amblaja.esteri.it.
Italian consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Lipari.
Money and Currency
On Lipari you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Lipari can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Lipari are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (8% cheaper), food (27% more expensive), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (17% cheaper) and public transport (48% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is not customary to tip on Lipari, but it is appreciated. If there is no service charge on the receipt yet and the service is good, tip approximately 5-10%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time on Lipari is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Lipari can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Lipari you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Lipari.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Lipari.
On Lipari you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Lipari can be found on our electricity page (look under Italy).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the chlorine content. This can cause stomach or intestinal complaints.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Lipari can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Italy (Lipari) can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Lipari end in.it.
Lipari’s official website is comunelipari.it.
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Lipari is 0039 or +39.
(You must leave the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Lipari? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(You must omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Lipari Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in Lipari’s Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Lipari.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of Lipari videos.
An overview of all public holidays in Italy can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Lipari, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Lipari?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Lipari. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Lipari can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites on Lipari can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Lipari? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Lipari, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Lipari, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Lipari.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0 for novice drivers up to 3 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Lipari was used as a place of exile during the Roman Empire?
…Lipari was also used as a place of exile during the reign of Mussolini?
… Lipari was created 150,000 years ago by the eruptions of two volcanoes?