The active volcanic island of Stromboli is an incredible, unique destination. From the moment that you first see Stromboli rising out of the cerulean waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, smouldering silently against a blue sky, you will be drawn in by the captivating Aeolian island. With no land-based transport the only way to explore the two villages of the island is by boat, adding to their intrigue and charm. With the most dramatic scenery of the Aeolian islands, a hike up the volcano is a unique adventure – up close views of bubbling volcano are a truly thrilling experience. Stromboli is an excellent choice for a private yacht vacation, with gentle swells and warm seas making perfect sailing conditions, and the spring and autumn are also ideal for fishing and diving.
Key Cruising Areas: The archipelago is an idyllic destination to explore, with the nearby Aeolian Islands offering many options for sailing.
Don’t Miss: Those with a spirit for adventure can hike the volcano to see the bubbling lava up close. Arrive at the crater at sunset to see pools of smoking magma and fiery plumes – not for the faint hearted!
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: The island’s two small villages have a good selection of restaurants and tavernas. The larger village of Stromboli has more options, though for a traditional meal excellently prepared with a great view, drive just outside of town to Osservatorio. If the views alone aren’t worth it, the Spaghetti al Strombolini will be.
Local Culture: The smaller village of Ginostra is the less visited of the two villages on the island and is a good insight into real village life. Terraced houses, lemon trees and bougainvillea line the natural amphitheatre, making a striking sight as you arrive. Stroll around the town and, pick up some supplies in the supermarket, where you can borrow a donkey to carry them home.
Best Beach: Not technically a beach, the Pools of Ginostra are a beautiful collection of rock pools, only accessible from the sea. Surrounding the pier, the pools are set into the rock, turning the sea every shade from emerald green to cobalt blue. They are a highlight for anyone who enjoys diving and snorkelling.
IYC recommends: After watching the sun set behind the peak of Stromboli, sail round to the Sciara del Fuoco. Eat a late dinner aboard as you look out toward land – above the black scar carved by lava, you will be able to see the explosions of the volcano. An excellent meal with the backdrop of eerily quiet natural pyrotechnics is a once in a lifetime experience.
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