To the north-east of Sicily lies a corner of paradise where nature’s mystery seems to be mirrored in the ever amazing waters of the sea. These seven slivers of volcanic land are known as the Aeolian Islands. These islands provide beauty in the form of unique grottoes, small rocky inlets, natural obelisks and harsh angles alternated with the wonder of the blackest of beaches made up of tiny lava fragments.Lipari is the capital of the Aeolian Islands and as a result attracts the majority of tourists, comprising of those who wish to make the most of its picturesque landscape and those who wish to take daytrips to the smaller islands.
Located just three kilometres north from the main township of Lipari is Canneto. Canneto is set amongst the beautiful surroundings of a bay bordered to the south east by Monte Rosa and to the north by Monte Pelato. The town covers the length of the bay and runs parallel to the sea. In the past, it used to be a town that housed only miners, but now it has every amenity that residents or tourists might need: restaurants, chemists, bakers, supermarkets, newsagents and even a post-office, all looking onto the gravel beach.
It is a town to which tourism has given a new lease of life; this is particularly noticeable in the piazza with its unusual chequered paving, which throughout the day is a lively place full of people, both tourists and residents, meeting, mixing and chatting. Click here to view our ApartmentsClick here to view our Gallery