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Amazing views

We set off an hour before sunrise, so we could see it rise from the top it was sooo worth it. When... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Anna C
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Definitely worth the effort

Hiked up to the top in about 1 hour leaving mid morning before it got too hot at the beginning of... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Kay B
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Vulcano, isola di Vulcano, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews stromboli well worth the effort early in the morning easy hike porto di walking shoes crater rim less than an hour neighbouring islands min walk great hike views are spectacular free of charge photo stops mount etna steer clear an absolute
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We set off an hour before sunrise, so we could see it rise from the top it was sooo worth it. When it is dark there is a barrier on the path saying no entrance which totally confused us as we then couldn't find an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Hiked up to the top in about 1 hour leaving mid morning before it got too hot at the beginning of October. Fabulous views abound and glad I did it. Wear walking boots!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Global F
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.