Lipari Island is the largest of the archipelago and the most populated. Most of the population lives on the eastern side of the island and about half of it lives in Lipari town. The island is mountainous and has three distinct peaks. The eastern slopes are cultivated and a pleasant local wine made. At Lipari town and close by, numerous excavations have uncovered a historical panoply of human civilisation. Ruins spanning a dozen ages of man from prehistoric through Phoenicians, Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Norman and the Spanish can be found here and the Aeolian Museum exhibits many of the finds.