• Italy Aeolian Islands, Vulcano, Lipari island seen from Vulcano, Walkopedia

Key information: Vulcano

  • Fascinating walking on this very volcanic island.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating87.5
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest15.5
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating87.5

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Southerly Vulcano is a different world from many of the other Aeolian Islands, one of bare rocky upper slopes, with the sort-of active 500m (ish-different height ascribed) Gran Cratere looming high above, with a proper crater in the middle – you need to climb it for incredible views. (1 hour up, from Porto di Levante).

On the northern side is 123m Vulcanello, a 3-cratered little volcano, just connected by an isthmus, which appeared in 183 BC.

Further south is the Monte Aria cone (at 499m, said to be the highest point on the island).

An area called the Valle dei Mostri, with a host of strangely shaped lava lumps, is worth a visit, although don’t expect too much.

See our Aeolian Islands page for more detail, including practicalities and photos

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