About the Island of Vulcano
Vulcano, its ancient name Hiera (meaning sacred) is a most interesting island due to its volcanic and post-volcanic phenomena. There you can swim from the fine black sandy beach, take your own cure in the natural volcanic mud pool, or you can ease your aches and pains in the sea, where hot volcanic gasses force their way to the surface heating the sea in the process.
On the high slopes of the island the panorama is picturesque and wild, the circular tour of Vulcano a succession of fantastic visions full of variety and scenic beauty.
It is possible to walk to the peak of Vulcano's crater and also experience the pungent smell of the sulphurous gas it exudes. Its beach is of fine, soft black sand, the sea bubbling with hot springs and its famous hot mud pool is reputed to cure rheumatic ailments.