Of all the Aeolian Islands,
Stromboli is the most beautiful, a sheer volcanic rock rising from the sea.
If you dare to brave it alone you can sleep on the foothills of 3000ft Mt
Stromboli, an active volcano, and witness the onslaught of throbbing hot
pieces of lava.
You can take a day trip to
Stromboli, but it is better to stay at least one night in order to climb
the volcano and see the dramatic lava flows and explosions against the
night sky. It's a 3 hours strenuous hike from the village base to the
How to get there
Cars cannot be taken to
Stromboli village or the nearby village of Ginostra, so travelling in from
Napoli by ship, hypdrofoil or small boat is the only option and then hike
Where to stay
The population of Stromboli
during the summer months goes from about 500 locals to 7000, so you've got
to book your accommodation well in advance. Hotels are expensive and a
room in a pensione (hostel) costs about $68.
If you're planning a longer stay, there are hotels and guest houses on
Stromboli but during the winter or high season (July and August)
accommodation can be a problem so remember to book ahead.
Flashlight, food, water, hiking boots, sun protection and wind protection.