Getting Here


You can find us at Via Francesco Crispi, 30/31,
50 meters from the main harbour Sottomonastero

How to find us

Foti Rent is near the center, 50 meters from the Sottomonastero harbour in Lipari. Ferry connections are guaranteed by hydrofoils hourly from Messina and Milazzo. One hour from Milazzo and one and a half hour from Messina.

How to get to Aeolian islands

To reach the Aeolian Islands you can travel by hydrofoil or by boat.

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.


› › 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. 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 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 ) (Napoli – Isole Eolie 13h) Tel. 081.4972999
›CARONTE & TOURIST (Napoli – Catania) Tel. 800.627414 – 089.2582528
›TTTLINES (Napoli – Catania 8h) Tel. 081.5752192 – 081.5802744
›GRANDI NAVI VELOCI (Napoli – Palermo 11h) Tel. 010.2094591

from Milazzo: › SIREMAR ) (2h) Tel. 090.9283242 ›NGI Traghetti Eolie (2,5h) Tel 090.9283415 – 090.9284091 – 800.250000.


from Napoli: ›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 Aeolian ferries timetables

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!

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The Aeolian Islands at hand on smartphones!


Come in Aeolian islands? Do not forget to download for free 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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