The Aeolian Archaeological Museum is one of the largest in Sicily and across Italy: is located inside the Castle of Lipari and is divided into different sections, each housed in a different building. Getting in and out is always a little uncomfortable but offers the opportunity to stroll around the castle. The museum is huge and if you want to make a thorough examination I recommend you dedicate at least 2-3 hours, and maybe take a tour guide, because unless you do not risk archaeologists do not grasp the most interesting pieces and less obvious aspects of works on display.
The finds are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the prehistoric section and continuing in the sections devoted to the classical age. The other section is the volcanology, very interesting to understand the context of the civilizations that have lived on the Aeolian Islands, the epigraphic, and one dedicated to the paleontological remains found in shipwrecks in the waters of the Aeolian Islands.
The most interesting section and richest of unique pieces is dedicated to the classical age: the exhibits are thousands, and it is to get lost among the dozens of Greek vases decorated in different styles depending on the age and origin . Of all the artefacts found in the classical section you mark the most extraordinary: a collection of terracotta Greek theatrical masks, found in a grave goods, with the main characters of the Greek tragedies and comedies. Along with the masks you were also found dozens of clay statuettes depicting theatrical scenes, small thumbnails that do not speak only of the theater, but also illustrate the daily life of the inhabitants of Magna Grecia.