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If you have at least half a day on the island of Vulcano, be sure to climb to the crater of Vulcano. There is a clear path to the top and around the crater and walking through the sulphuric fumaroles is a unique experience. Hiking...More
We loved the Aeolian islands, however for us this was the highlight. It was a km or so gentle walk up from the port to the start off the path. At first, the walk up to Vulcano seems a bit daunting, however it is relatively...More
Smelly mud pool, the sandy beach with the bubbling underwater, good restaurants and bars, excellent hotels, interesting sightseeing and lovely beaches, Most of all, peace and quiet. You can also visit other Islands easily and I recommend it very highly - I will be back!
We took a relatively early morning hydrofoil from the mainland but it still means climbing to the crater in the morning/early afternoon heat (so water and sunscreen are a must). Of the three volcanos we climbed this is the hardest (the middle 400 meters is...More
The walk to the crater took us some 30 minutes. Be sure to wear the comfortable shoes, not necessarily trekking. Views from the top are absolutely stunning, especially taking to account the fact, that you are standing on the top of active volcano, where sulfur...More
Stayed overnight at Casa Arcada - clean and cute. Walked up Scalata Vulcano - worth doing with closed shoes, great view. Dinner at La Piazzetta - delicious and fresh tourist menu, wine was superb, staff very helpful with me being coeliac. The island is unique,...More
If you visit Vulcano to make the walk to the top of the mountain, then the trip is worthwhile. Different corners of the small island are interesting, with impressive viewpoints over the other Aeolic islands. Boats take you on a regular basis to Lipari and...More
Our second ascent of the crater - the first was in 2001 - and just as awe-inspiring. The route from the hydrofoil terminal is clearly marked. The ascent is a steady grind, as is to be expected, with the reward of good views along the...More