Isola Stromboli Travel Guide

  • Isola Stromboli
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Isola Stromboli
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Isola Stromboli
    by jorgejuansanchez

Isola Stromboli Things to Do

  • Relax

    When the sun slowly goes down, take a moment for you.Stop on one of the terrace of a bar near the beach.Get your preferred drink, and relax,watching the teens dancing on the jetty.

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  • See a live Volcano

    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...

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  • Stromboli Erupts!

    There are numerous cruises that go out to the volcano, Stromboli, to watch it erupt, and it does so about every 20 minutes. You're pretty much guaranteed to see smoke coming out, but the chances of seeing the lava gushing out are not nearly as good as the ads make it sound.

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  • TRAIL OF FIRE

    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...

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  • WANDERING AROUND

    The island is captivating and its just amazing walking around the tiny streets enjoying sea views and the flowers. I walked anti-clockwise out of the main town area past Ficogrande towards the path to the volcano.

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  • CHURCHES

    (I will have to consult my holiday notes to remember the name of this church).There are some beautiful churches on the island as you walk upward through the tiny streets.

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  • BEACHES

    Because of the volcanic activity the beaches on Stromboli are made of glittery black sand. They are beautiful to look at and heat up well in the sun but only appear black in photos. Try the beach at Ficogrande.

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  • VOLCANO

    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...

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  • stromboli people calls the volcano...

    and never look at "him".....if you are not brave enough to climb....go to the observatory,a 40 min walk...the ancient observatory,today,bar restaurant.you'll see the eruptions,of course without the summit!take a electric torch to come back in the night!

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Isola Stromboli Hotels

  • Hotel Miramare

    the hotel is not too big, very familiar and comfortable. the hotel is terraced, there are stairs up...

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  • Ossidiana Hotel

    Via Marina 18, Isole Eolie, Stromboli, 98050, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • La Locanda del Barbablu

    via V. Emanuele 17-19, Stromboli, 98050, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Isola Stromboli Restaurants

  • PIZZA AND FIREWORKS

    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,...

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  • FOOD

    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...

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Isola Stromboli Nightlife

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    by cbeaujean Written Mar 26, 2003

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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...

    pnarea,bazziluzzo,stromboli
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Mountain Climbing

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Isola Stromboli Transportation

  • Do not ever think to drive here!

    Stromboli, like Panarea, is a motor free island!Every year is issued a law that limit the access to the island for motor vehicles (motorcycle too). In 2005 the time period has been from 1st May to 31st October.

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  • Getting to Stromboli

    Getting there is easy a ferry from Lipari doing the Aeolian circuit. For time tables on ferries and accommodation look at http://www.caseeoliane.com/Inglese/How_to_arrive.htmOrhttp://www.siremar.it

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  • car free stromboli

    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....

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Isola Stromboli Shopping

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    by banshee11 Written Jan 12, 2003

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    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

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Isola Stromboli Local Customs

  • nest love, commemorative tablet

    see the other local customto be comprehensive,jules verne put in stromboli the heroes return journey ,in his novel "travel to the earth center" (voyage au centre de la terre)

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  • stromboli,a film made by rossellini with...

    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.

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Isola Stromboli Off The Beaten Path

  • strombolicchio....viewpoint on stromboli...

    huge basaltic rock,56m high a distorted mass on clear waters....a staircase goes to the summit where you'll find amazing views on stromboli...how to go there?20min with a small boat from harbour

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  • ginostra,the smallest harbour in the...

    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!

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Isola Stromboli Favorites

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    by cbeaujean Updated Mar 26, 2003

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    Favorite thing: 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!

    path, first meters
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    • Adventure Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Eco-Tourism

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