We are a thousand meters away from the harbour.

The B&B Casa Mafalda occupies a great central location, next to the small harbour of Marina Corta, starting point for excursions to the Aeolian Islands and exclusive area of relax, shopping and musical evenings. It is a few minutes walk from the Museum, from the small beach of Lipari, from the bus stop for the beaches of Canneto. The privileged position allows our guests to reach in a few minutes walk all the main places of interest on the island.

To reach the B&B from the harbour of Lipari:

walk through the whole street "Corso Vittorio Emanuele", approximately 800 m. Continue to the right for about 20 m. on the "via stradale Pianoconte". At the intersection continue on the left on via "Giuseppe Franza" for about 250 meters towards "via Maddalena". If you have a heavy luggage, we recommend to take a taxi, that you will find in front of the harbour. Click here to download the map of the Lipari city center.

How to get to Lipari

To reach the Aeolian Islands you can travel by hydrofoil or by boat. home-page Sicily is well connected by air to the rest of the world, but it is also possible to get there by train, through the dense network of highways, or by sea from Naples. There are connections between all the main cities with frequent daily flights, if you prefer to reach Sicily by plane. Our advice is to land at Catania airport and to continue towards the harbour of Milazzo by bus or private collective transfers. You can reach the Aeolian islands, by sea and by hydrofoil, also from the harbours of Naples, Messina, Palermo and Reggio Calabria and by boat from the harbour of Milazzo.

From the Catania – Fontanarossa airport From the Reggio Calabria airport From the Palermo – Punta Raisi airport › If you land at Catania Airport, the companies Giuntabus and Alibrando / Garage delle Isole, offers a quick shuttle service from Catania Apt to Milazzo porto and Vice versa. Click here and book now with Alibrando. Instant confirmation, payments by credit card / Paypal. No parking, average travel time 1 hour 50 minutes (From Milazzo there are frequent departures of ships and hydrofoils to the Aeolian Islands)
› From Messina you will need to reach the port of Milazzo on the motorway (1h),where you can take the first available car ferry to Lipari : Siremar-Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori spa or N.G.I. › From Catania you will need to reach the port of Milazzo on the motorway (1,50h),where you can take the first available car ferry to Lipari : Siremar-Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori spa or N.G.I.
The nearest train station to the Aeolian Islands is Milazzo (ME). N.B. from the Milazzo station to the Port (where there are several departures to the Aeolian Islands) public service by bus or taxi (about 4 km).
from Naples: > Siremar Caronte&Tourist Isole Minori S.p.A. (Naples – Aeolian Islands 13h) Tel. 081.4972999 > CARONTE & TOURIST (Naples – Catania) Tel. 800.627414 – 089.2582528 > TTTLINES (Naples – Catania 8h) Tel. 081.5752192 – 081.5802744 > GRANDI NAVI VELOCI (Naples – Palermo 11h) Tel. 010.2094591 from Milazzo: > Siremar Caronte&Tourist Isole Minori S.p.A. (2h) Tel. 090.9283242 > NGI Aeolian Ferries (2.5h) Tel 090.9283415 – 090.9284091 – 800.250000
From Naples: > SNAV (7h) Tel. 0814285555 from Reggio Calabria: > LIBERTYLINES (2h) Tel. 096529568 – 3460116552 from Messina: > LIBERTYLINES (1.5h) Tel. 090364044 from Milazzo: > LIBERTYLINES (1h) Tel. 3409023731 from Palermo: > LIBERTYLINES (4h) Tel. 091324255

Hydrofoils and ferries to the Aeolian Islands


Routes and timetables are updated in real time and refer to the current week. From April to October, the races are much more frequent. We advise you to check the timetables a few days before departure!

If you come to Lipari By car, it’s important to know that..

From July 1st to September 30th only cars belonging to residents are allowed to enter Lipari island. Bringing a car for a short period is not worthwhile: we suggest that you leave your car on Sicily mainland and rent another car as you get to the Island. If you need to bring your own vehicle to Lipari ,you will need to show your advance booking for accommodation of at least 7 nights. With advance room reservation ,we can issue a permit to allow you to purchase your ferry ticket for your vehicle.

The Aeolian Islands at hand on smartphones!


For iOS and Android Estateolie2app, the first tourist guide for mobile devices dedicated to the archipelago. Complete with maps and useful addresses immediately usable through geolocation, it contains all the information necessary to discover the charm of each island between nature trails and underwater routes.


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B&B Casa Mafalda

Via Maddalena 15 – 98055 Lipari (Me) Eolie – ITALY
Tel.: +390909812599

Open all year