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Culture of Lipari Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Lipari Lipari has a rich history. It is assumed that the first settlers arrived here in the fifth Millennium BC. Later, the island was inhabited by Greek colonists and became the way station of Carthaginians during the Punic wars. Finally, Lipari was conquered by the Roman Empire. Greeks had been living on the island since the year 580 BC. There evidence of it, found during the excavations.
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Lipari Island became an eparchy in the 3rd century. The relics of Saint Bartholomew, one of the apostles, were kept there. They were moved to Benevento in the 9th century. It happened because Lipari was attacked by Arabs. The island was ruled by so many dynasties, they are Normans, Hohenstaufen, Angevin, Aragon and Anjou. Every leader tried to leave buildings in memory of him to show his power. Unfortunately, many local buildings haven’t preserved to our times.
Some of the locals still believe that the relics of the Saint are still under the St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral. It is known that the cathedral was built on the foundation of the ancient sanctuary of Normans. We can’t know for sure, whether it is true or not, but there is a legend, that the relics are still on the island. Furthermore, the cathedral is famous for the whole silver statue of the Saint patron of Lipari. It is displayed for tourists on the day of Saint Bartholomew. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The local church Castello di Lipari or Citadel is opened to the public. The church is situated in the place of an ancient building. Scientists believe that Citadel consists of fragments of Spanish, Norman and Greek walls. Be sure to walk around this building, which was the last line of defence on the island. The fortress is in good condition and it is a wonderful architectural monument of the 16th century.
Be sure to visit Lipari Archaeological museum, situated in the Episcopal palace. The exhibition of the museum introduces to the history of Salina. Here are presented various artefacts of different eras. The collection of antique masks is considered to be the largest in Italy, that’s why the museum is highly competitive with the large museums of the country.
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Enjoy the ancient atmosphere of the capital of Lipari with its narrow streets and small houses. Visit a small village Canneta. There are some stone quarries, where local citizens worked a few hundred years ago. Visit the Church of St. Joseph and the Church of our lady. Find the remains of ancient settlements and villas. Walk along the coast of the port, which was an important strategic point during the Punic wars. In short, enjoy the spirit of ancient Lipari Island.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Lipari Island
♥   Cattedrale di S. Bartolomeo, Patti, 39.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Giovanni Paolo II, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, 44.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Sebastiano, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, 45 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Santa Lucia del Mela, 48.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale Archimandritato del Santissimo Salvatore, Messina, 61.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria SS. Assunta, Messina, 62.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica-Santuario del Sacro Cuore di Gesù e di S. Antonio, Messina, 62.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Italy

There are 155 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the territory of Italy. This is more than in any other country in the world. Florence is another unique city in Italy. On its territory are an incredible number of monuments of history and museums. One of the most recognizable buildings of the city is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Flore, founded in the 13th century. It is in the heart of the city and is its symbol. Another popular attraction of the city is the Basilica of Santa Croce, painted with frescoes of Florentines Giotto, Gadi, and Veneziano. The Uffizi Museum is one of the oldest in Europe. The gallery was founded in the 16th century. It contains thousands of priceless paintings, antique sculptures, tapestries. … Open
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Culture guide to Lipari Island. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Lipari Island: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Lipari Island. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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