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Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara Del Fuoco

1. Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara Del Fuoco

Embark on a hiking adventure with a guide to discover Stromboli Island during sunset. Take in the typical Mediterranean nature as you walk. Stop to marvel at breathtaking views of the island, sea, and Mount Stromboli. Once the sun set, see the active volcano light up the night sky. This hiking adventure starts from the info point Ashàra located in Piazza San Vincenzo. Departure scheduled about 2 hours before sunset to admire the spectacular beauty along the side of Sciara del Fuoco and enjoy the typical Strombolian explosions. After a briefing, the hike will begin through a nature trail that will lead us up to 400mt ( maximum limit allowed by the authorities to ensure maximum safety), excellent observation point of the summit craters and Sciara del Fuoco. During the trekking we will make some intermediate breaks to enjoy the view, we will visit the old island cemetery, we will cross the typical Mediterranean scrubs, accompanied by the constant view of Strombolicchio. Once reached the Sciara del Fuoco, we will stop to admire the wonderful sunset that colors the Aeolian archipelago red and the spectacular "strombolian" activity with its explosions that shine in the night sky. Return downhill in the dark equipped with torches to the starting point through the typical reeds of the island and the old mule track

From Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano Mini Cruise Aeolian Tour

2. From Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano Mini Cruise Aeolian Tour

The Aeolian Islands are a fascinating volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are named after Aeolus, the demigod of the winds.  Lipari is the biggest, most populated Aeolian Island and has historically been the most significant. Lipari offers a grand archaeological museum housed in the buildings around the Duomo. Also impressive are the white shiny pumice quarries, which, overlooking the sea, give the water an amazing turquoise hue. Vulcano, which gives its name to all volcanoes, is particularly famous for its sulfurous mud baths and its smoking main crater. A man named Stevenson lived on Vulcano until the last major eruption in 1888. He never returned although his villa is still visible and intact. The tour departs from Taormina by bus to Milazzo harbour on the North coast of Sicily then continues by private boat to Lipari. In Lipari there is plenty of time to visit the old town center, to see the interesting archaeological park or simply shop for souvenirs. Guests then transfer by boat to the island of Vulcano for a second stop. Here there is the possibility to swim in the warm sulphureous seawater or enjoy the beach and have a delicious lunch (optional). On the way back, the tour follows the coastline to see the Faraglioni Rocks, the Horse Cave and the Mermaid's Rock.

Mount Stromboli: 400m-High Excursion

3. Mount Stromboli: 400m-High Excursion

Ascend Mount Stromboli for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on top of a live volcano with a knowledgeable local guide. Start your hike through lush vegetation on the Sentiero Paesistico 250-meter trek, where you’ll already begin to see some craters. At Belvedere point, you’ll be able to see the famous talus scree, or depression, Sciara Del Fuoco. After a 20-minute walk, you’ll reach the observation point for an incredible sunset viewing point. From here, you can witness an incredible natural pyrotechnics show from the volcano. During your trek, your guide will describe the geological history of the Aeolian Islands, as well as describe the local flora and fauna, the lifestyle, and the history of human settlements in the Aeolian.

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What people are saying about Aeolian Islands

perfect from start to finish. we had text messages on the day confirming our booking and explaining details of the meeting point. Giuseppe, our guide was very knowledgeable and explained about the volcano and landscape during the hike. when we reached the destination we waited until sunset and saw the volcano eruptions. excellent experience with a great guide who made sure we were all safe on the hike. make sure you take a jacket as it gets cool very quickly at 400 metres when the sun sets.

Very interesting visit to two Aeolian islands with a very professional and friendly guide. Also the crossing with the boat was very interesting because on the way back from the islands we passed next to other islands and rocks in the sea with the very interesting comments of the guides.

Very nice hike in a beautiful site. Our guide Giuseppe, very competent, gave us many explanations and did not hesitate to stay an hour longer than planned, at night, so that we could witness a beautiful explosion of Stromboli which was "calm" during our visit. .

We enjoyed the hike with Pepe. We learned about the island, and volcanoes in general. Nice sunset, but the best was the eruption we saw at night!

Very good trip, everything the description promised. Our guide, Giuseppe, was very friendly and informative. Would recommend.