Stromboli Island is located north of Sicily and it’s an active volcano popular for its regular, yet small explosions. In fact, Stromboli by night is a spectacle of tiny blobs glowing lava that lighten the darkness above the crater rim of Stromboli volcano. For this reason, it has been called the Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.
Stromboli Volcano Facts
Activity of the volcano has been recorded for over 1000 years. In the last 100 years, more violent explosions have occurred three times. The last one happened in 2003 and destroyed villages, taking the lives of locals. After the incident, the volcano was closed to tourists and re-opened in 2005. Despite the rarity of such explosions, tourists visit Stromboli at their own risk and are by law allowed to stay no longer than an hour.
How to Get to Stromboli
Due to the size of the small island of Stromboli, Italy, the only transportation possible is either by small motorcycles or boat. To get to the island there is a ferry to Stromboli from the mainland and the Ustica Lines that connect Mount Stromboli to the other Aeolian Islands.
Many are the Stromboli guides offered to explore the island but the best scenery you can ever get is if you hop on a Stromboli night cruise around the volcano. Little Stromboli eruptions light up the night making elegant and marvelous sparkles that will give the night an unforgettable color.
You can also take a boat to the picturesque village of Ginostra on the other side of Stromboli town.
If you are an adventurer, the island of Stromboli will not disappoint you. Stromboli trekking and hiking are the most popular activities. Climbing Stromboli will allow you to enjoy stunning views of the island and of the surrounding blue sea.