The Sciara del Fuoco

The summit craters of Stromboli are an incredible experience, but they are not suitable for everyone. An excellent alternative to admiring Stromboli is to head for the Sciara del Fuoco. From the centre of the village of Stromboli follow the only lane in a counter-clockwise direction and climb up to an altitude of 200 metres. Here you will face the south-west flank of Stromboli towards an escarpment that descends with a 30° slope from the summit craters to the sea, universally known as the Sciara del Fuoco, a talus scree of fire.
It is where all the products of the summit crater explosions have accumulated over the last thousand years, especially lapilli and ash. As far as volcanic bombs are concerned, it is quite common, even during the day, to see glowing balls being thrown from the summit craters then beginning to roll down the Sciara del Fuoco until they reach the sea.
bombe rotolano sciara del fuocoAnother resting place is located 400 metres above sea level, the maximum limit to climb the volcano without being accompanied by a volcanological mountain guide. From here you will appreciate the beauty of the Sciara del Fuoco even more, and above all, you will have a better view of the north-west face of the summit craters.

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

Stories of the sea and shipwrecks. The wrecks of the Aeolian Islands

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The salt lake of Lingua

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

How pumice is formed

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

The senses tell The summit craters

The ancient production of salt

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

At the heart of trade in history

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa: when the volcano becomes a sculptor

The Cathedral of Lipari and the Norman Cloister of the Benedictine Monastery

Panarea and its history

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

“Strombolian” activity in the place where its definition was born

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Filicudi: small island, big history

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Between brush strokes of sulphur and clouds of steam: the fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

“Vulcanian” eruptions

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

The Sciara del Fuoco

The 2002-03 eruption

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Volcanoes as a natural art form

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The summit craters

Myths and legends about volcanoes

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The stacks of Panarea