Strombolicchio, Stromboli

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Strombolicchio is a sea stack of volcanic origin 2km to the northeast of the island of Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands of Italy.Its name in the Sicilian language means Little Stromboli.The island is a tourist attraction in Stromboli.GeologyGeologically, Strombolicchio is a volcanic plug or spine of extremely hard compacted basalt resistant to erosion, and is the remnant of the original volcano from which the island of Stromboli was built up. Eruptions at this site ceased approximately 200,000 years ago. Since then the volcanic activity has moved about 3km to the southwest. It is the only above-water remnant of an otherwise submarine platform that extends between it and the main island.Flora and faunaStrombolicchio hosts some very rare species of flora and fauna and has been declared a natural reserve, with severe restrictions on access. Bassia saxicola, for example, an endangered flower at risk of extinction, is otherwise present only in a few hundred specimens on the island of Capri. Podarcis raffonei, a rare lizard classified as at critical risk of extinction, is found only at three other locations, all of which are in the Aeolian Islands: a small islet off the coast of the nearby island of Salina, another islet off the coast of Filicudi, and in some areas of Vulcano.
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  • Strombolicchio and a will and can only be reached with a military vessel, the tour will pass close to then head to the sciara of fire of stromboli
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  • During a boat trip to Panarea and Stromboli we travelled around this huge rock and this small island until it continued until before the Sciara del Fuoco. This resulted in some magnificent views especially at dusk. A part of the rock suggests the head of a seahorse.
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  • Undoubtedly has a great fascination to bathe under this impressive "Rock". We did not have the courage to face the staircase.
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