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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  • Is a must if you go to the volcano, volcanoes are one of the most beautiful natural expressions to study, to visit and to live. Live at the foot of Mount etna and visit the volcano was still lovely. At the top you can appreciate a strong smell of sulphur from fumaroles and again a beautiful panorama over the Aeolian Islands. We recommend a visit at not too hot, bring water and good shoes. The climb is long 800 meters and can be covered in about half an hour, but that's a tough one.
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  • The climb is rather strenuous, tackled with proper footwear. The spectacular view from the top is worth all the trouble. In summer the slope is to be addressed early in the morning or the late afternoon because there is no shade anywhere!
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  • Beautiful day, unique experience to do absolutely, cmq always fresh hours of the day. The fatigue you forget after enjoying the beautiful views you can see from the top.
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