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Ecomuseo Della Memoria - Le Terme DI San Calogero e la Pomice DI Lipari

Via San Calogero SNC, 98055, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 505 6485
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Good display of local geology and cultural artifacts

We enjoyed seeing the displays of the geology of the area and the depth of the volcanic research... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Rich M
Wonderful display and helpful guides

We visited this museum while hiking the path between Caolino and Pianoconte on a really hot day and... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Richard W
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The EcoMuseum of Memories recalls, illustrates and highlights two themes that are united by the important role that they both have played in the lives of the Aeolian people since ancient times: the story of the spa of San Calogero which dates back to the second millennium BC and the history of the pumice quarries where its roots are found in the Neolithic period (fifth millennium BC). Through the exhibition of old photographs, historical accounts and reconstructions using tools from that era, the visitor discovers Aeolian culture and identity by being immersed in an album of black and white. A blast from the past that is colored with the visions of a documentary by Lionetto Fabbri (1957), an evocative testament to the hard work of the pumice quarrymen. The tour ends with the story of the history of the spa: exploited since the Mycenaean era, until it reached its peak in Roman times, only to be rediscovered in the Middle Ages by Saint Calogero and now to us in the present with its baths sprayed with therapeutic water that is at a temperature of 50-60 °.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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Via San Calogero SNC, 98055, Sicily, Italy
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+39 338 505 6485
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We enjoyed seeing the displays of the geology of the area and the depth of the volcanic research. Great place to get a feel for the area and other volcanic areas of the earth

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum while hiking the path between Caolino and Pianoconte on a really hot day and it was pleasant to pause in the cool 18th century building at this excellent museum. The excavations of ancient thermal bathes predating the Romans are surprisingly complete...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had a lovely guided tour of the hot water spring, the domed building unearthed is apparently the oldest building in the med, passed an hour on but only visitable if you hire a car or scooter

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

unpeeling historical layers is a wonderful way to touch base with essences of Sicily. But worthy of commemoration is how beguiling is the setting and how exotic the atmosphere is. Back home in Oz, lucky recipient of economic migrants from the islands when the mining...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Island of Lipari is small, with beautiful passionate people. The Greek baths of San Calogero are being restored by volunteers, and there is a small art gallery. Baths are around 3000 years old, and fascinating. Admission is free, but remember to donate a few Euros....More

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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

A very good guide took us around and showed us one of the only remaining saunas from Roman times. The pools are still 70c. Worth a detour.

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Reviewed 14 July 2015

We caught the ferry over from Scilily which takes about an hour. Lipari is one of 7 Islands. Lipari has cobblestone streets & alley ways with shops restaurants & bars, it is a great place to come as your main base, & you can island...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

A three thousand years old spa! Nothing spectacular but a moving place operated by a private foundation protecting Lipari's memory. Pomice museum makes a good introduction to this very useful material and to Obsidian which is the same chemical cooked at lower temperature by the...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Great hiking trails and views. Very long hikes with varied types of trails. One of our favorites. No tourist attractions except for the views

Thank Janina G
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