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 fuoco
Another 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.

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

Panarea, the island of Stacks

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

The senses tell The summit craters

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Filicudi: small island, big history

Wine, oil and capers, masterpieces of nature and launching pad of the Aeolian economy

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied


Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The summit craters

The Village of Capo Graziano

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Myths and legends about volcanoes

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

The ancient production of salt

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

The Sciara del Fuoco

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The salt lake of Lingua

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Seven islands with different faces

The senses tell Alicudi

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

At the heart of trade in history

The Stacks of Panarea