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.
area sommitale di stromboli
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.

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The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Filicudi: small island, big history

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

The senses tell the Lipari Castle

The Stacks of Panarea

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

The senses tell The summit craters

The pure white of the pumice quarries

Seven islands with different faces

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

The Sciara del Fuoco


Pollara, between poetry and beauty

At the heart of trade in history

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

Myths and legends about volcanoes

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The ancient production of salt

The Village of Capo Graziano

The salt lake of Lingua

The senses tell Alicudi

The summit craters

Panarea, the island of Stacks

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

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