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 stll activemore
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 away the mud on you in the some mud pool (do not waste it).Then you can go...more
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.
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 or motorcycles. The tourist can access with cars/motorcycles only if they...more
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 to/from Catania and Palermo (see below). The terminal in Milazzo is at the port,...more
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 Lipari, but each hour you can find a boat.more
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!
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 the form of a huge hill.more
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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.