A new blog post for you all today!
Here are some recommendations on how to get around the islands, starting off with the either of the two companies that operate around the islands. Liberty Lines (Aliscafi=fast ferry) or Siremar (Traghetti= ferry boat). You will find, if staying with a hotel, that most will have a car to come collect you, but I’d just check with their services to be sure. If not, and you’re loaded with luggage, you might need to get a taxi. Now, I highly recommend getting around with a hire scooter. Their tank lasts forever, and filling it up costs roughly 5 euros. Jacob and I were told about an auto rental called Mandarano Onofrio based in Canneto on Lipari Island, who is friends with the people we rented our accomodation from and he gave us a great deal. Alternatively, on Lipari there is a very frequent bus service, and time tables are on all the bus shelters, though I’m unsure what the other islands’ public transport offers. You can easily pick up a single ticket for 1.30 Euro each way, or buy a multytrip ticket for 11 euros either on the bus, or at certain tabbachi. Once you have your set of wheels, the Island is your oyster haha. Jacob and I loved going up all the random little roads, though some were just ridiculous! I can recall lots of times I had to get off the scooter to let Jacobe ride up and I walk up a godforsaken steep hill because the scooter just couldn’t handle our combined weight. Yes, we did a lot of extreme dirt bike scootering and hopefully the rental guy never finds out what dirt roads we went on. Oops. haha.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.