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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  • Entrance ticket to live this unique show, all smoke. It takes about 1 hour to climb to the crater beautiful volcanic fumaiole along the way, the smell of sulphur is penetrating even the view from the top is spectacular, not to be missed
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  • In a wonderfully warm and sunny autumn day, we climbed to the top of the crater; We paused a long time close to fumaroles observing various crystals, listening to the whisper of the volcano and then right at the top we enjoyed a picnic with an incredible view of the sister islands. A great emotion. For us parents it was the second time and still did it as if it were the first. for our baby an emotion that don't forget!
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  • It is tempting to go up early afternoon as many of the few shops and restaurants are closed and there is little to do in the small town.. Try to avoid this as the first part of the ascent is on the ba...  more »