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Scalata al Cratere

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Address: Vulcano, isola di Vulcano, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 339 418 5875

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We stayed very close to Milazzo and decided to go to Vulcano island one day. The boat trip took 45mins. At the harbor the tourist signs are not straight forward thus we walked on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Kriszta O
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Budapest, Hungary
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is tempting to go up early afternoon as many of the few shops and restaurants are closed and there is little to do in the small town.. Try to avoid this as the first part of the ascent is on the baking, black, volcanic sandy shale and there are lots of other people on the track. I discovered this... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed very close to Milazzo and decided to go to Vulcano island one day. The boat trip took 45mins. At the harbor the tourist signs are not straight forward thus we walked on the wrong direction for 1mins before we found the right path. It was 3pm in the afternoon, the warmest time during the day:-) it took an... More 

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Maasmechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

it was a 10min walk from the harbour to the start of the climb. It is very doable for all ages, young and old. it took us 50min to reach the lowest part of the top of the crater where you can whitness a gorgeous crater and beautiful views of the surroundings. It took us another 30min to walk to... More 

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Oosterhout
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

(Slightly) active vulcano crater easily reachable for most people. Best rounded counter clockwise because then the part with (in principle toxic, but concentration is low) hydrogen sulfide fumes is passed while descending so without heavily breathing. Warm gasses escape from openings in the ground, yellow sulfur crystallized around them, nice to see from nearby. From the south side a fast... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

You do not need to go on a tour for this trip. Just get the local hydrofoil that comes here regularly from Lipari or Milazzo ( I stayed on Lipari which is a cute town and a great base for exploring all the islands) Walk to the left when you get off the ferry. Keep going up a straight road... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

try and visit when it is cooler. Would be lovely to see the sunset from the top, but would worry about the uneven ground, when walking back down in the dark!

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Geneva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It's a great fitness (about 1h to the top) exercise combined with unique scenery and great practical geology lesson

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a nice hiking expericene! I was wearing my ordinary cloth, but damn it was hot, so I should probably have gone with gym cloths. There was a very nice view from the top and it was cool to see the actice gasses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great walk, good shoes recomended because of small sharp stones. Easy hike with many great views....

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great thing to do if weathers not up to much. Do it on cloudy day or early morning/late evening. Your shoes will be absolutely covered in dust afterwards. It's about 2 hours return journey including walking to the very top and going around the crater. I'd recommend doing this but if tired just turn back after viewing stand. Quite safe... More 

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