Scalata al Cratere, Isola Vulcano
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Climb to the top of a volcano when you hike Scalata al Cratere. Take the steep climb up, wandering between yellow fumaroles of steaming sulfur. Take note that it may not smell pleasant, and the smell can stay in your clothes, and possibly transfer to other clothes you pack them with. From the summit are views of the sea and neighboring islands, Lipari, Panarea, Stromboli, Salina, Filicudi, and Alicudi. You can even look straight down into the volcanic crater. You will be hiking through black volcanic rock and sand, which may stain shoes. Bring hiking boots, or rent a pair in town for a reasonable price. Make sure to bring plenty of water. Morning hikes are cooler and less crowded. If you go for sunset views, be sure to leave with enough time to get down before dark, as there is no lighting on the path. Plan your visit to Scalata al Cratere and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Isola Vulcano vacation route planner.
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  • We left for climbing around the 17:30, we started the climb and we arrived at the top about 40 minutes later without take much effort. For climbing shoes are required and fresh water. Once on top you can go around the crater to enjoy a full view. Climbing is possible at all hours of the day and is especially enjoyable at sunrise and sunset. TO TEST FOR ALL AGES.
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  • The beautiful views on all islands are already worth the climb. The sulphur vapours from the volcano make it completely. In november.
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  • We climbed in the morning when the trail is still in shadow not to sweat. Got to the top they welcomed dense and spectacular sulphur fumaroles; the view all around was wonderful though with some clouds that hid the islands of Alicudi and Filicudi. Went down about noon, meeting those saliva dripping with sweat.
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