Warm waters and undersea springs
Once known as "Therasia", meaning hot and "Hierà" meaning sacred, the island is 21 square kilometres and lies at the southern most point of the Aeolian group. Separated from Lipari by just a small stretch of sea, Vulcano remains a jewel of rare beauty and unspoilt nature evident in its lush vegetation, smoky fumaroles, renowned natural mud pool and the release of sulphur and warm waters close to the Levante beach.
The volcano dominates the island, as if keeping watch, and its peak can be reached by lovers of trekking and nature; a trek of around 50 minutes. The hard work certainly pays off owing to the breathtaking views over the six islands, with Stromboli and its smoking eruptions standing out.