Another month gone in another fabulous place. Endless days of perfect sunshine, blue skies and clear waters. Lipari has been such a lovely experience, living fully up to Jacob’s constant recommendations on how amazing it is since we first met. Sunrises over the calm waters of the Mediterranean could be seen perfectly from our balcony.
We traveled the island by scooter, some days going all the way around. On other days we chose to speed off into a little town and scooter through what you’d think are forgotten roads, they are so unkept and rocky that surely no one would use them but sure enough, mid way through Jacob and I praying the road would eventually flatten out from a steep descent, a car or another bike would come zooming by. We found so many beautiful spots off the beaten track, where I could take the most amazing pictures to share with you all.
We spent nearly every day at the beach, at least for an hour or two. There is a local dog that sits on the beach in Canneto. Sometimes he barks while looking out at sea, other times he bolts up and down the beach running between people and over their towels just to stop, sit, look out at sea quietly once again haha. We ended up calling him Solo Dog.
Lipari has an amazing little main street that runs from one end of the town to the next, ending at Piazza Marina Corta. You can find trinket shops, fresh produce, little trucks that have pulled up on the street selling fruit or fish freshly caught that morning. There are a few restaurants along the stretch but down by the Marina Corta you have a dozen more to choose from.
Sitting high above Lipari’s main town, is the Cathedral di San Bartolomeo. You can walk through this area viewing the church, courtyards, museum and some historic buildings. With great views out to sea in the courtyards and even a garden area littered with, surprisingly, gum trees it felt a tiny bit like being back in Australia..