Stromboli, the light of the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the most eastern of the Aeolian Islands, has an active volcano which is 924 meters above the sea level and it has phenomenal deep waters surrounding the island. The volcano has been in constant activity for more than 2000 years.
The first volcanic crater was originated 200.000 years ago, and today the islet of “Strombolicchio” is the only trace that remains of this first volcano. Stromboli volcano emerged from the Aeolian waters about 160.000 years ago and it is only a small part of a volcano mainly under the sea level.
The eruptions frequency depends on the volcano’s activity and the typical “strombolian” activity consists of lapillus and volcanic dust explosions.
We can organize a private guide excursion which includes the climbing up to the top of Stromboli active volcano. Cruising by sea, you can admire the eruptions at night by the “Sciara” side, west of the island. Excursion to the volcano is characterized by steep paths and high summer temperatures that become cold at the top of the mountain, therefore is required a good health condition and a suitable equipment.
The climb to the crater ( 924 m) needs 2hrs30mins stiff uphill and 1h30mins downhill walk through a different path.
The basic essentials for the climbing up include trekking boots and an electric torch with alkaline batteries.
The climbing should be always made along the marched paths assisted by an authorized guide – compulsory over 400 m.