Vulcano & Stromboli
These volcanic islands lie just north of Sicily. We visited Santa Marina, Vulcano and the amazing Stromboli. Very dramatic. I think they would be busy in season but we visited in late May.
Exploring Vulcano - there is no question about the name - you get right up close with the sulphur vents.
Exploring underwater we also found hot vents... and lovely diving!
Our guide explains how the volcano of Stromboli feels about visitors...
We climbed up at sunset - its 900 meters up.
The plan is to arrive at dusk to admire the regular eruptions. Its a good workout... then you get to climb down again in the dark! It did erupt regularly - about every 20-30 minutes...