Lipari is the largest and most inhabited of the Aeolian Islands. The main town is a point of reference for the other islands, with all the essential services such as shops, supermarkets, schools, a hospital, a courthouse, a cinema and more. Rich in history, having been continuously inhabited since the ancient Greeks, it has a beautiful old town with a unique museum. By boat it is possible to visit the Pumice, which is an abandoned pumice quarry on the sea, where the color of the water is a spectacular bright turquoise. The western side of the island is mostly unreachable if not by sea and that is where you’ll find the very long and beautiful beach of Valle Muria and the impressive sea-stacks that tower over you as the boat sails around them.