When you arrive in Vulcano you are suddenly greeted by the acrid smell of sulphur. Don’t worry, you’ll immediately get used to it and you’ll miss it when you leave the island.

view from Vulcano  - ph. robianni

view from Vulcano – ph. robianni

The first thing to do is go to the crater, where a really amazing view is waiting for you. From here you can get a complete view of the island and of the other 6 sisters! And if the sky is clear you will be able to see the Tyrrhenian coast of Messina very well. The route may initially look difficult but with a little patience and slowly, slowly you will reach the top of the volcano without getting too tired. It’s better to avoid the hottest hours and don’t forget to put on the proper footwear and take good amount of water and a pair of trekking poles if you can. You will enjoy the wonder at the top!

Vulcano  - ph robianni

Vulcano – ph robianni

To do a tour around the island, you can hire a variety of vehicles such as bicycles, kayaks, quads, Mini-Mokes or even a cab. Having fun exploring and swimming in the Laghetto dei Fanghi (sulphurous) will be the best way to relax and rejuvenate your skin.

The therapeutic mud

The therapeutic mud

To do: walking tours in Vulcanello, Cape Grillo, the great crater, the island tour with motorboat stopping at the Grotta del cavallo and at Vulcano Gelso. Visit the alum caves and the whole Levante Bay area, with demonstrations by fumaroles, where you’ll find submarine springs and natural mud baths with excellent therapeutic qualities.

Vulcano black beach - ph robianni

Vulcano black beach – ph robianni