Lat: 38° 49' 2.815296" N - Long: 15° 15' 7.771117" E
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Strombolicchio is a small volcanic island located about a kilometer and a half north-east of Stromboli.
The island is what remains of the primitive Stromboli volcano.
When the magma found a different outlet, Stromboli originated, and the sea eroded the slopes of the old volcanic building, leaving visible only the rock that was inside, which constitutes the current island.
Strombolicchio is characterized by steep cliffs overlooking the sea.
At its top there is a solar-powered lighthouse.
Strombolicchio was originally 57 meters high, but to build the lighthouse, in 1920, the top was flattened, reducing the height to 49 meters.
To reach the lighthouse, a staircase of over 200 steps was built.
Despite being free of water and soil, Strombolicchio is home to some species of plants and also the common gecko and the Aeolian lizard.
Sometimes the "Eleonorae" Hawk nests on the island.
In 1991 Strombolicchio was declared an integral natural reserve for its naturalistic interest.
Disembarkation is allowed only for scientific purposes and its seabed is a real paradise for diving enthusiasts.
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