Visiting the Aeolian Islands
Island in Italy
The Aeolian Islands, sometimes referred to as the Lipari Islands or Lipari group after their largest island, are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily, named after the demigod of the winds Aeolus.
There are seven inhabited islands in this volcanic archipelago, each offering its own distinct atmosphere, sense of hospitality and charm. Filicudi is the larger of the two minor westerly islands, still unspoilt by tourism and far from being developed. Located off the coast of Sicily, Italy.
Today we are visiting:
Lipari is the Largest Island
The island's population is around 11,000, making it a practical island to visit.
The peak season runs from May – September
The average temperature is between 26° - 30°
There is a fast ferry connection from Sicily to Lipari.
The town is large enough not to feel crowded or overwhelmed by the tourism.
With many accommodation choices to choose from there is something for everyone’s budget.
Lipari boasts a rich history, active volcanoes, beautiful beaches, snorkel & swim,
Scuba diving, experience the mud baths, biking, boating, hiking/trekking,
To be honest with you the list is endless, as there are so many experiences that await you.
Visiting the Stromboli Volcano Crater is a spectacular sight to behold,
You defiantly don’t want to miss out on this experience.
If hiking/trekking is not your thing, then seeing from a boat in the evening is another option.
Watch this video to inspire you to visit the Active Volcano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3SIAcwgoW4
With about 50 different hikes to can take while you discover within the region of Lipair.
Lipari Town is a lovely town to visit, pretty streets, lanes it’s perfect to wonder off visiting historic town-houses, balconies laced with flowers, quaint shops, café’s and restaurants.
The town is very cheery and the locals are friendly and welcoming.
When it comes to history Lipari does not lack in this area.
One important archaeological museum is called the Museo Archeologico Regionale Eliano “Luigi Bernabo Brea”.
Another highlight is Norman Cloister (Christro Normanno) Cathedral it’s defiantly worth the admission to get in,
A wonderful little space with some appealing columns that depicting animals.
There are many Cathedrals to visit.
The long history of Lipari’s is an excavated area inside the citadel, as you pass by you will see the
Remains of the different layers of the habitation from the Neolithic times.
Lipari has two harbors situated on either side of the Castle Headland.
To the north is Marina Lunga, which is where the large ferries and fast hydrofoils dock.
Tour Lipair Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR6yyEqLDno
Recipes of the region of Lipari
Start with the tomato sauce. Pour 2 tablespoons of the olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are translucent. Then add 1 clove of garlic and all of the whole tomatoes. Break the tomatoes up with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, toss the rest of the garlic and olive oil, and all the red chili flakes, nuts, and 4 leaves of mint into a food processor. Process until it becomes a relatively smooth paste. Season with black pepper.
Cook the pasta in large pot of salted water according to the directions on the back of the box. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water, and then drain the pasta. Return the pasta to the large pot and pour in both of the sauces. Stir well until the pasta is coated in the sauce. Add the pasta water if mixture seems too dry. Garnish with reserved mint leaves, season with salt and pepper to taste, and grate a little Parmesan on top.
For full details on this recipe:: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2008/10/bucatini-alla-lipari-bucatini-raw-nut-pesto-tomato-sauce-recipe.html
And for Dessert:
For full details on this recipe: https://labellasorella.com/2018/01/orange-scented-olive-oil-cake/
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