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Stromboli Volcano: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Milazzo: Panarea and Stromboli Boat Trip by Night

1. From Milazzo: Panarea and Stromboli Boat Trip by Night

Experience the glitz and glamour of the Aeolian Islands on this full-day tour. Departing from Milazzo, sail to Panarea, the smallest of the islands. Soak up the glamorous atmosphere of the island, favored by VIPs, as you stroll around the narrow streets of its historic center. Afterward, pay a visit to the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese, where you can learn more about Panarea's ancient origins. You must also visit Cala Junco Bay, a spectacular beach in the shape of an amphitheater that is ideal for underwater swimming. Finally, relax on the sandy beach of Cala degli Zimmari before continuing your journey. Having left Panarea, sail through the picturesque inlets which form a micro-archipelago between Lipari and the island of Stromboli, your next stop. Enjoy some free time to discover this island, which is home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, at your own pace. Visit Saint Vincent’s Square, named after the church dedicated to the same Saint, and the house in which Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman lived during the shooting of the film "Stromboli terra di Dio" (Stromboli land of God). As the sun sets over the island, enjoy panoramic views of the port and volcanoes from the main square. Watch as the fire of the eruptions and the dark sky clash with each other providing ever-changing colorful creations in the Sciara del Fuoco, which will be visible from the sea during the return journey.

Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara Del Fuoco

2. 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 Tropea: Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano Guided Day Tour

3. From Tropea: Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano Guided Day Tour

Set sail from Tropea on a guided day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Aeolian Islands of Stromboli, Lipari, and Vulcano. Explore stunning black sand beaches, swim in the shadow of Mount Stromboli, stroll through charming old towns, and discover picturesque sea views. Start your adventure from the Port of Tropea and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Cruise on the Tyrrhenian Sea for two hours until you see the Aeolian Island of Stromboli's beautiful coastline on the horizon. Set foot on Stromboli and discover the traditional village of San Vincenzo with white houses and Aeolian architecture. Enjoy your free time with the chance to walk along charming streets, admire Mount Stromboli, or go swimming at the seafront's black sand beaches. Cruise to Lipari, the largest of the islands with so much to discover. Go sightseeing at the Acropolis and Lipari Cathedral or listen to the peaceful sounds of the ocean at Marina Corta and Marina Lunga. If you're looking for tradition, head to the historic center. Travel just a few hundred meters south to the island of Vulcano. Admire the jets of steam from the volcano said to be the mythological home of Hephaestus and trek along the volcanic trail to be blown away by the views from the crater.

From Tropea: Day Tour to the Aeolian Islands

4. From Tropea: Day Tour to the Aeolian Islands

Visit 3 of the most beautiful Aeolian Islands on this day tour from Tropea. Climb aboard the comfortable excursion boat to start your adventure. Your first destination is Vulkano, the southernmost island whose sulphur baths are known for their medicinal properties. Spend 90 minutes on the island and explore it as you wish before continuing on the tour. On the largest Aeolian Island of Lipari, you can enjoy the sight of colorful fishing boats in the harbor and admire the views of the city. The castle towers high above the town, and the streets on either side are decorated with flowers of the Marina Corta and Marina Lunga districts. Further inland you will find caper bushes, pumice stone mines, and fantastic viewpoints. You have the option of taking a bus tour or exploring the island on your own. Afterward, you will head to the volcanic island of Stromboli with one of the highest volcanoes in Europe. Watch the fantastic eruptions with plumes of smoke and let yourself be drawn under the spell of this natural spectacle. Visit the village of San Vincenzo, which attracted Ingrid Bergman and Rossellini. Stroll through the small boutiques and souvenir shops, enjoy an “aperitivo”, or bathe in the crystal-clear water.

From Taormina: Chic Panarea and Stromboli Day Tour

5. From Taormina: Chic Panarea and Stromboli Day Tour

Take a tour of Stromboli and Panarea, both belonging to the Aeolian Archipelago. Enjoy this unique chance to see volcanic eruptions and learn the history of these ancient islands. On a private motorboat equipped with toilets and bar, arrive at Panarea onto Calajunco Bay and the small Zimmari Beach. Take in the quiet beauty of these stunning beaches as you explore the second smallest of the islands. Meander along its winding streets and gravel beaches, taking in the perfect Sicilian backdrop.  Sail around the rocks in front of Panarea and then proceed to Stromboli, home to one of Italy’s 3 active volcanoes. Constantly active, you will be able to see the eruptions from the sea and the many viewing points on the island. This spectacular phenomenon has given the island the nickname 'Lighthouse of the Mediterranean'. After looking over the small village of Ginostra from the sea, you have the chance to explore the historical center of San Vincenzo until sunset. Back on board guests sail out to sea to watch the dramatic eruptions of the Sciara del Fuoco, fire slide, against the night’s sky. 

Stromboli: Volcanic Eruptions Hiking Tour

6. Stromboli: Volcanic Eruptions Hiking Tour

Go on an amazing guided tour to see the eruptions of the Stromboli volcano. Watch impressive explosions shoot lava hundreds of meters into the air, falling along the Sciara del Fuoco before plunging into the sea. Start the tour in the village of Stromboli and hike the stunning path of San Vincenzo with your guide. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning landscape. Reach the designated viewing area and watch the regular explosions erupting from the main summit craters of the mountain. Hike up to the observatory before making the walk back to the village of Stromboli.

From Capo d'Orlando: 7-Day Aeolian Islands Private Cruise

7. From Capo d'Orlando: 7-Day Aeolian Islands Private Cruise

Once on board, you will begin your adventure to the island of Vulcano, where, surrounded by a beach of volcanic origin and unmistakable black color, you can dive into the deep blue sea, enjoying a wonderful sunset. The second stop will be Stromboli, home of the most active of European volcanoes, where you can decide how to spend your day, simply visiting the village or making the ascent to the crater, at a height of about 900 meters. Later, you will head towards the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea, precisely in the beautiful setting of Basiluzzo, where you can take a relaxing bath and delight in the flavors of Aeolian cuisine, and then head towards the prehistoric village of Cala Junco, one of the most beautiful bays of the entire Aeolian archipelago. Moving towards Filicudi, in addition to visiting one of the most pristine islands of the archipelago, you can observe the beautiful constellations and stay overnight near the famous village of Pecorini a Mare, a characteristic fishing village of the island. Reached the center of the archipelago, you will reach the island of Salina, characterized by the presence of numerous wineries, ready to welcome you and make you taste their products. Last stop will be Lipari, the largest island of the archipelago, where you can stroll through the streets and picturesque views, and taste the typical products of the place, and then rest before departure.

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What people are saying about Stromboli Volcano

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,049 reviews

It was a great experience, less tiring than I thought. It is a great tour to get an idea of the beauties of the Aeolian Islands. The only precaution: you should enter the program with the indicative times of the various stops in order to understand in advance how much time you have available for each island. For us the departure from Tropea was at 7:45 am and we had a 1 hour and 30 stop on Vulcano and Stromboli and 2 hours and 30 to Lipari where we had time to have lunch and take a quick tour in the center. The ship was very comfortable and very clean, with a well-stocked and inexpensive bar inside. The staff were very kind. All well done! Congratulations, thanks for the great experience!

Easy hike to the observation point. Very nice view of the volcano, although I would have liked to go higher. The sunset is magnificent and the eruptions, even small ones, are easily observable and very beautiful at night. The return to the very pleasant headlamp (it is much less hot, which contributes to it) We had the chance to be guided by Carmelo, professor vulcanologist from the University of Catania, passionate and fascinating, always available to answer questions the most technical, in excellent French and English. A very nice meeting, which made this hike an exceptional moment!

Punctual and precise. Ground and on-board staff very helpful and courteous. The interlocutor was also very kind on the phone. The motor ship (Stromboli Express) was in perfect order and cleanliness. I would do the tour again, but alas, maybe next year. Gennaro D'Amato.

Everything fine. Long day not necessarily suitable for children under 6 years. The ship's crew was friendly, everything was pleasant

A superb day of discoveries: Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano. Time on each island adapted to the format of the day, I recommend