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Mary Sep 30th, 2002 07:45 PM

Lipari, Sicily late October?
Is it worth going to Lipari at the end of October while travelling around Sicily? Although we are a little concerned with the weather, we are more concerned with things being closed up for the season. Any advice would be appreciated.

Davidx Oct 1st, 2002 03:36 AM

This may not be much use but I see you have no other reply yet. I only managed a short trip to Lipari in February 2001 and it was well worth it. The trip itself was great and the museum - very good - was open. This was all I had time for but I had the impression that there was quite a bit open. I imagine October would be OK as well.

Mary Oct 1st, 2002 04:10 AM

Thank you. Your response is of much use. We only have time to spend 1 night there on the way from Palermo to Taormina and I know it's a little out of the way, but sounds worthwhile. Do you have any more tips? So far, I have found a vacancy at the Hotel Oriente and the Park Hotel Gattopardo. Are you familiar with either?<BR>Also, I know the hydrofoil is much faster but we tend to get motion sickness and thought we would take the ferry. Was the water rough when you went?<BR>Thanks again

gac Oct 17th, 2002 12:42 PM

Mary, it is worth going, even if for one day. The Archeological Museum itself makes the trip worthwhile. The Oriente and the Gattopardo are very close to each other. I don't have a specific recommendation of one over the other. If the seas are really rough, the hydrofoils won't operate, and you will be forced to take the car ferry. I assume you will travel to Lipari from and to Milazzo. Suggestion: don't take the catamaran or the hydrofoil in heavy seas. It can get VERY uncomfortable.

Mary Oct 19th, 2002 05:02 PM

Thanks for the tip. Since posting, I've done more reading on Lipari and have now decided to spend 2 nights there and we do plan to go from Milazzo.<BR>Thank you to both of you,<BR>Mary

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