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As good as Mt Etna for different reasons

It is easier and cheaper to get to the summit at Vulcano than Mt Etna - one is free and use your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cassie T
Melbourne, Australia
Fantastic views

We tackled the mountain in the early afternoon, hoping for the cloud cover that had rolled in most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John G
Middle Park
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Vulcano, isola di Vulcano, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews stromboli stunning views early in the morning easy hike porto di takes about minutes well worth the effort walking shoes less than an hour great hike mount etna an absolute be careful unique experience walk up lots of water wear good shoes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easier and cheaper to get to the summit at Vulcano than Mt Etna - one is free and use your legs to get to summit (40 min walk) and the other took us a car parked (fee), chair lift (fee), a 4WD bus/...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tackled the mountain in the early afternoon, hoping for the cloud cover that had rolled in most afternoons of our stay in Lipari. No cloud, but a cool breeze took much of the sting out of the sun. The walk is medium difficulty, make...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took us three hours to hike from the ferry to the crater rim, past the sulferous gas vents on the left hand side, up to the top and do the rim walk back down, and back to the port. That included two 15 minutes...More

Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to make the climb this afternoon, weather was good and left it to late afternoon to avoid the highest temperatures. It’s a moderate climb, a lot of gravel but not too steep. Watch out for the signs - they start at 800m which...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carried my 2.5YO sold in his baby rucksack with his mum in tow. Even with large blisters on her feet, you were never going to stop her from completing this 2 hour walk in 29C heat. Ash, rock and scree form part of the varied...More

Thank coh8
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited Vulcano island as a private day trip from Taormina. The drive along the coast up to Milazzo was very beautiful, we could even see Calabria. From Milazzo the ferry took us to Vulcano Island which is worth every effort to get to -...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

The walk up was pretty easy even for our normally moaning 11 and 13 year old and the breeze meant that it wasn't too hot (August 2pm). Up near the top the fumes were strong and children felt a bit sick and we all had...More

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed August 1, 2018

It's many years since I footslogged the 300 metres to the top of Vulcano island so 25 years later I was determined to do it again. Volcanoes can be fascinating places and, although dormant, this one is may people's idea of what they should look...More

1  Thank Hylonumus
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Make sure you have good shoes, water and sun protection. There is a bar at the bottom. Great for refreshment. Do not go close to the fumes, they are poisonous. Do not attempt do descend into the crater - it is strictly forbidden.

Thank the_towel
Reviewed July 19, 2018

What can I say? It's a walk up a real living, breathing volcano! It's not a hard or a long walk, but if you do it in summer, it can be hot if you don't do it earlyish morning or late afternoon. The path up...More

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August 27, 2018|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a guide to walk up there but I guess if you want to know things about the crater a guide may be helpful. Didn't see anyone in the town by we weren't looking.