The summit craters

The summit craters of Stromboli are at an altitude of around 800 metres above sea level, and are observed from the “Pizzo sopra la Fossa” (Peak above the Pit) at around 850 metres of elevation.

Access to the summit craters is regulated, and it is not possible to climb up independently. You will therefore have to contact one of the many groups of Volcanological Mountain Guides in the village of Stromboli. They will take care of you, making sure you rest at the right times and will give you appropriate advice for the climb.
Just before you get to the top, almost at sunset, the spectacle before your eyes will take your breath away. Explosions of colour from intense yellow to fiery red will stand out in the darkening sky, and the sun will set in the background between Salina, Filicudi and Alicudi. There is nothing better than beginning your evening on top of a real volcano.
The maximum stop on the Pizzo sopra la Fossa is 40 minutes, but this is more than enough to appreciate the typical “Strombolian” activity.

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The pure white of the pumice quarries

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The Sciara del Fuoco

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

How pumice is formed

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Tsunamis: a not uncommon phenomenon in Stromboli

“Vulcanian” eruptions

The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

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

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

The 2002-03 eruption

Filicudi: small island, big history

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

Volcanoes as a natural art form

The ancient production of salt

Panarea, where sea and volcanoes become sculptors

Lipari Castle, “fused” with the lava

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC

The senses tell The summit craters

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanology was born

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

The underwater morphological elements of the Aeolian Islands

The senses tell The Village of Capo Graziano

The stacks of Panarea

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Panarea and its history

The senses tell The Sciara del Fuoco

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

Alicudi, where time has stood still

At the heart of trade in history

The Village of Capo Graziano

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

The salt lake of Lingua

The senses tell The Pumice Quarries of Lipari

The summit craters

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

Vulcano, the youngest of the Aeolian works of art

Myths and legends about volcanoes

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

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua