The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

One of the most famous tourist attractions of Vulcano is its thermal mud baths.
These are two hot mud pools where you can benefit from their thermal properties. It is really curious to observe the mud pools, which are grey and literally “boil”, taking on a completely malleable behaviour, adjusting to the shape of whatever is immersed in them.

Photo of the eastern part of the isthmus above which the town of Vulcano is located. On the left there are, with a grayish almost clay color, the mud pools with some tourists immersed in them. On the right side, the sea acquires a typical turquoise color due to the fumaroles that are below sea level. In the background the beach becomes black sand, with an equipped beach, and then ends at the beginning of the tree-lined plain of the circular peninsula of Vulcanello, the beginning of which can be seen here.

Contrary to popular belief, these pools are not natural, but were created in the 1950s when studies were carried out on the area of Vulcano’s fumaroles. The thermal power of the mud baths is mainly due to the fact that they are between 33 and 38 °C, temperatures that make our muscles relax.

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