Isola Vulcano Travel Guide
Near the Gran Crater
View from Vulcano on the Eolian Islands
Our guide to Vulcano
Climb the Gran Crater
Vulcano is a very interesting island due to its volcanic and post-volcanic phenomena. Its plateau, the widest of the Aeolian Islands, is surrounded by hills, falling towards the seaIn the middle of Vulcano, you can find the Gran Crater or Vulcanic Cone (385 metres) which is...
nice long walk
if you like walking, you can cross vulcano to the other side of the island from the harbour and you arrive on the coast which faces the Milazzo coast. there you will find a long downhill to a beach, with black sand called spiaggia del asino. perfect for swimming.
Wrestling in the mud is doctor ordered
I cannot go to Vulcano island without try the experience to dive in the pool of warm mud. You can roll yourself in it (be aware of your eyes) ed emerge from there withened like a ghost or body painted like a prehistorical aborigen.After have been encrusted you have to wash...
climb the volcano
Around 300 m to climb. Be careful of the sun!in the afternoon it's become free to go there.In the top, you must hold your breath to avoid sulfur smoke, and never try to take some yellow rocks (about 100°C). Just cross the sulfur path and enjoy the view
climbing to vulcano..:vulcanello and porto levante
oposite,background,the other volcano,called "vulcanello" and at its foot,porto levante2 hours walk,from the top,amazing view on vulcanello and lipari...nice yellow sulphur crystals and a lot of fumaroles...
Togo Togo Camping: Rediscover the Nature
I've been there in august 2002, while on a tour with my Vespa and girlfriend. You must consider that it was very high season.Cons: over crowded; caotic; not clean; few showers and cold; extremely noisy (we didn't sleep much...maybe I have to put this on the Pro :-)Pro: the...
Camping site (not togo togo): relaxed and out off the main areas
i slept in a fantastic camping site of which i did not recordthe name, it is not by the sea, but in a side street off the main areas. the owner ( signor rino) is charming and made me very welcome there. apparently, he is very popular in the summer months, especially with...
camping Eden Park: Eden Park
Easy access from the sea. It's fun to spend some nights there in a tent. Outside showers are awesome. And Rhino the bartender is always ready to help. he talk french too. And a wonderful view of smoking vulcano
Ristorante L `APPRODO: How to eat on a Vulcano !
If you want to savor typical Eolian fare, you are right at l`Approdo.
The restaurant lies in a beautiful garden close to Vulcanos mainstreet and offers excellent starters, seafood and meat as well as a selection of delicious Sicilian wine at modest prices.
Favorite Dish: Pasta a la matriciana con Ricotta and seafood - homemade pasta, thick like one kids finger, deliciously seasoned with grated Ricotta-cheese, tomatoes and mussels plus pieces of fish and octopus.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Via Vulcano Porto Levante
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BE AWARE of summer laws
If you are intended to visit Vulcano island (as well as the others Eolie islands) be aware that in summer time is issued an ordination to limit the vehicular access.This last summer (2005) in the period 1st July - 30th September ONLY the resident locals can access with cars...
How to get Vulcano
1. Take a bus to Milazzo (from Messina)Milazzo-MessinaBus connections between Milazzo and Messina are operated by the company Giuntabus. The terminal in Messina is in via Terranova, 5 minutes walking from the railway station and the terminal of the buses leaving/coming...
From Vulcano to Lipari
In Port Levante you can book a local boat to Lipary. It's a good idea to book it before climbing to Vulcano (the climbing takes about 2-3 hours). We asked to put our luggage before climbing, so the 385 to Gran Crater was not so difficult. It not exists the schedule to...
The Wind on Vulcano
jeffmartinartist 136 reviews
I don’t have a photo of it but one day on Vulcano the wind came up, and it was so strong that I had trouble standing up in it. The only thing to do was stay inside our room and read for the day. I believe this is not uncommon and the next day was perfect. So my tip is if the wether turns bad…tomorrow might be perfect so read a good book and wait it out.
I should also mention that when the wind is not blowing at 100knots it smells…. Of sulphur ……..a lot!
Written May 27, 2005
the unique walk up to the crater of vulcano is fantastic and not to be missed. the sulphur fumes on the rim somewhat make you nervous,,,,,and you pray that nothing happens when you are up there because you are definitely finished!!! it is like you are standing on a bomb in...
monsters'valley,lipari and salina
monster's valley,in the middle of the pic.result of last vulcanello's explosions from 1888 to 1891.sending in the open air the magma,called "bread crust",taking strange looks when falling downat background:lipari and salina....
Favorite thing: There are not many information on the net, specifically dedicated at Vulcano island.
Try this one (but only italian language) www.isoladivulcano.com, it's full of the useful info we traveller need: how to get there, accomodation, what to do, and so on.
Updated Dec 24, 2005
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