amazing spectacle,mainly in the night
none... well the volcano could go off!
great place to visit
The main reason people travel to Stromboli is to see the live Volcano. I can list a dozen other reasons to visit this island but the volcano is something I would want to see every day, again and again. It is an easy walk from the town, which should be made just before dusk. TAKE A TORCH if you do not have one, hire one from the camping shop near...more
Around halfway up the path to the summit of the volcano (about 45 minutes up - where it is still safe to walk unguided) you really begin to hear the deep volcanic rumble. You can also see the Trail of Fire which is where the lava from the volcano falls down to the sea. It is apparently great at night on a boat trip although during the day it...more
STromboli is a volcanic island and its centrepoint is its active volcano. You can see smoke coming out during the daytime and lava at night. The eruptions are so regular that there is a scientific term "Strombolian activity" named after the volcano. It also means this volcano is less dangerous than Mt. Etna where the build-up of volcanic gases has...more
the hotel is not too big, very familiar and comfortable. the hotel is terraced, there are stairs up...more
via V. Emanuele 17-19, Stromboli, 98050, Italy
Good for: Families
Via Marina 18, Isole Eolie, Stromboli, 98050, Italy
Good for: Families
At the base of the volcano near the observation post has to be the pizzaria with one of the best views in Europe. Arrive around sunset and sit in the restaurant, order some excellent Italian food and let yourself be captivated by the natural volcanic firework display. The volcano errupts around every 10 minutes, sometimes its more spectacular,...more
Around the harbour area you will find lots of palm fringed cafés where its great to get a typcial Italian breakfast of milky coffee and cornetti con crema (vanilla filled croissants). The sign at the harbour warning visitors they are on an active volcanic island is a great photo opportunity.For sandwiches and other food try the small shops around...more
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more about this activity,you have to do it once in your life,visiting general tip and must see activity!
Dress Code: electric torche(with refills),rubber soled shoes,pullover,socks,2L water,food...
No cars may be taken to Stromboli, neither to the main village nor to Ginostra. Distances are small enough for walking. Transport between the two villages of Stromboli and Ginostra is by ship, hydrofoil or small boats operated by locals. Hotels in Stromboli village use small vehicles to pick up guests and baggage from the boat jetty at Scari....more
There are several food shops, a pharmacy and one bakery on Stromboli. «Touristy» boutiques are open in the season. It is, however, rather difficult to buy household items or «normal» clothes (for example in the event of lost baggage after air travel). People on Stromboli do their «serious shopping» in Lipari or in Sicily. Money: In 2000 there was a «bancomat». Major hotels take credit cards or Eurocheques. There is a post office near the church of San Vincenzo. A very useful shop opened on Stromboli in 2000, selling and renting hiking gear. This would be useful for people without proper boots or wind jackets who want to climb the volcano:
Totem Trekking Stromboli
pictures lovers and ingrid bergman's fans have to do the pilgrimage to the pink house where ingrid felt madly in love with rossellini,when making "stromboli terra di dio" during spring of 1949.ingrid berghman ,in this picture,is simply sublime (only natural,was the beginning of their relation...) where?after s.vincenzo's church,on the right.more
a harbour which can shelter only one small boat!through it,forward goods,mail ...and passengers.arriving here from ferry or aliscafi,you have to take an other small boat to reach the harbour itself!ginostra has 35 inhabitants,5 of them,children with their own school!more
4 hours to climb
1 hour (or one night) at the summit
2 hours to come back
for more security,advisable to take a local guide....
Fondest memory: not a sentimental stroll,at all!928m high...and at the very end,thin volcanic sand and stones:one step forward,two steps back!
at the top,what a reward!awesome and explosive "son et lumiere",produced by nature itself!