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Lipari - island with two souls

An island with two souls - the white and the black -, that of obsidian and that of pumice stone; two evolutions of the same source, two opposites in consistency and color but have the same volcanic origin.

Friendly travellers! Today I will take you on an exciting adventure on the island of Lipari, a jewel set in the crystal clear sea of Sicily.
This magical place is an ode to the beauty and majesty of nature, where the white of pumice and the black of obsidian blend to create an astonishing contrast.
Get ready to be captivated by the wonders of this unique destination in the world! We begin our journey by exploring the dazzling white of pumice.

Lipari is famous for its pumice quarries, once exploited industrially with many sectors of application. Today you can admire this light volcanic stone that gives life to surreal landscapes.
Walking among these white rocks, which seem to come out of an abstract painting, is an experience that enchants the senses. You will feel in harmony with nature, surrounded by magical stillness.
But let's not stop here, because the island of Lipari has another surprise in store for us: the intense black of obsidian. This volcanic stone, full of charm and mystery, has been used since ancient times to create artifacts of various kinds and objects of great beauty.
Lipari was an important obsidian processing center, and even today it is possible to admire unique archaeological finds in the island's museum.
But Lipari is not just an island of natural wonders. Its millenary history, which has its roots in Greek and Roman times, is reflected in a rich and fascinating cultural heritage.
Getting lost in the narrow streets of the historic center, the beating heart of the island, is a journey through time. You can visit the Castle of Lipari, a Norman fortress built between the 11th-12th century, which dominates the entire village, and discover the treasures preserved in the Aeolian Regional Archaeological Museum and the Cathedral of San Bartolomeo patron saint of the island.
But the true charm of Lipari lies in its ability to enchant souls with the friendliness of its people.
Obviously Lipari also means sea and beaches, the famous white beach covered in white pumice stone, which have been the attraction of countless visitors for very long years and the crystal clear sea with turquoise waters, which is an invitation to dive into a regenerating bath.
If you want to get to know Lipari better and you love the sea, you won't be able to resist the temptation to take a boat and visit the hidden beaches and secret coves of the island.
Here you can swim in crystal clear waters and venture into diving to discover underwater caves, inhabited by a variety of marine species, or simply you can snorkel to admire the magnificent seabed.
And finally, I like to underline the culinary delicacies of the island that will be worth trying in the many restaurants that offer authentic Aeolian cuisine.
Friends, you will have understood that this pearl of the seven islands is a magical place that it will capture you with its breathtaking beauty and leave you with an indelible memory.
Do not hesitate to visit Lipari, an island where nature and history blend in a perfect union, offering emotions that will accompany you forever.
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