Vulcano, Sicily

Vulcano is a small volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 25 km north of Sicily and the southernmost of the Aeolian Islands. It is 21 square kilometres in area, rises to 499 metres, and contains several volcanic centres, including one of four active non-submarine volcanos in Italy and the formerly separate islet of Vulcanello.

Vulcano is the island closest to the Sicilian mainland. Ferries and hydrofoils stop here before going on to the other islands. If the wind is blowing in the right direction, you can smell the island's prevalent sulfurous fumes. Vulcano also has the best black volcanic sand beaches in the Aeolians. There are several hotels and cafes on Vulcano; other important attractions being the hot springs and sulfur mud baths.

Things to See & Do

* Laghetti di Fanghi - Sulphur Mud Baths
* Hot springs
* Climb to Gran Cratere – (Big Crater)
* Spiaggia Sabbie Nere (Black Sands Beach)

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 21 km²
Population – 470 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 39

Port Location – Ships dock at Porto di Levante.

Travel Links – Vulcano is a few minutes hydrofoil ride from Lipari. Ferries from Siciliy stop at Vulcano prior to going to the other Aeolian islands.

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