Lipari ~ The Glam Italia Tour

 Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Sicily.

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Midnight in Sicily, on the beautiful island of Lipari

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere.
And sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

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Lipari at night.

This year I lead a private tour of Italy.
We called it the Corinna B’s World Glam Italia Tour.
It really was quite glamorous.
We spent a few days in the Aeolian Islands, with home base being the beautiful island of Lipari.

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Lipari town, Lipari

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Lipari town, Lipari

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Lipari town, Lipari

From Lipari we took boat trips to other islands in this breathtakingly beautiful volcanic chain.

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boating in the Aeolian Islands

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Boat trip in the Aeolian Islands

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Aquacalda, Lipari

One of the most magnificent things about the Aeolians is the lack of Hiltons. And Marriots. And any other major chain of hotels.
There were no condo complexes blighting the horizon.
It was perfect.

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Lido on the beach in Porticello

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scooters at Canneto Beach, Lipari

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If you venture to Lipari, stay in Canneto Beach. It is only 5 minutes from the main harbor and Lipari town, but is quiet, lovely, and has a perfect view of the active volcano Stromboli across the water.

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Blue waters off Canneto beach in Lipari, with a view of Stromboli smoking in the distance

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From Aquacalda in Lipari you can see Salina, the island from Il Postino

There are fantastic places to eat in Canneto Beach, and you can walk to them all.
(Just make sure you avoid La Papisca. They charge tourists a ridiculously inflated prices and are surly and mean. Everywhere else is fantastic). 

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Canneto Beach at night

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Canneto Beach at night

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Canneto Beach at night

We stayed at the beautiful Hotel La Zagara. The service was amazing and very personable, and we loved everything about this hotel. I most definitely plan on staying there again next year.

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