Si Trova: Isole Eolie
Lat: 38° 23' 24.39528" N - Long: 14° 58' 5.158538" E
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The Greeks called Vulcano "the island of fire" and believed that in it the gods made weapons of heroes.
The Romans began to exploit the mineral deposits, and so did the Bourbons.
When the Bourbon dynasty fell, in 1860, the island was bought by the British Stevenson, who settled there and planted the first vineyards.
But the eruption of 1888 led them to sell and leave.
Vulcano is the island of the Aeolian archipelago closest to Sicily.
It consists of four volcanoes: Lentia, Vulcano Piano, Fossa di Vulcano and Vulcanello.
The only active volcano in the form of fumaroles is Fossa di Vulcano.
Other secondary volcanic manifestations are the hot mud and the fumaroles in the Porto di Levante area.
Vulcanello, originally separated from Vulcano, is connected to it by an isthmus of black land.
Here the renowned black sand beach is located; from here you can admire a suggestive sunset behind the rocks.
The black beach is not the only one worth visiting: the island is full of really beautiful bathing places, although much of it can only be reached from the sea.
On the opposite side of the island compared to the inhabited center there is the Gelso area: the water in front of the beach boils due to the underwater gaseous sources; the impression you have is to swim in a glass of sparkling wine! We recommend making a short detour from the route to reach the opposite side of the island to look out from the Capo Grillo lookout to admire the landscape of the Levante harbor and the rocks, as well as the view of the other islands.
Walking north east of Vulcanello, you can visit the "Mosters Valley", actually a lava flow whose sudden cooling has formed rocks with monstrous forms; hence also a beautiful panorama of Lipari.
Numerous local agencies offer tours of the island by boat to admire natural beauties such as "Bagno di Venere" and the Grotta del Cavallo, and to tour the island there are also car rental agencies, scooters and fun quads.
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The highest active volcan in Europe
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