Length: Around 10km
Known as the ‘Lighthouse of the Mediterranean’, this conical island in the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea is home to one of the most active volcanoes in Europe.
The challenging hike to Sciara del Fuoco, the stream of fire, provides a natural fireworks display guaranteed to light up your imagination.
The island has a stark beauty – Roberto Rossellini shot a film starring Ingrid Bergman here – and the views towards the other Aeolian Islands are breathtaking.
Starting from the harbour, you’ll ascend through a variety of terrain – well-marked paths, rocks and finally black sand - to a ridge where you can see six active craters. Here the island bubbles, hisses and explodes, putting on a primordial display that you will never forget.
Please remember: Stromboli is an active volcano, and at times, unpredictable and dangerous. It's better to join a guided tour and walk with an expert, and always check with the local authorities before heading up the slopes.