The Porto di Ponente is perfect during winds from the west, however is open to winds from the I, and II quad. The bay is open to backwash from the ferries and hydrofoils that moor at the small commercial pier. Yachts can tie up to the commercial pier in the evenings, or private moorings are available just south of the pier on floating wharfs with laid moorings tailed to the dock. Otherwise, anchor north of the pier in a lovely bay with a great view of the Gran Crater, and just offshore the mud baths, and hot springs. However, do not enter to close to the beach as there is a submerged breakwater. Be catious when anchoring because the depth is irregular and drops off quickly. Note there are shoals on the nothern end.Il Miglio Blue [ Il Miglio Blue ] 22-Feb-2010
A wonderful spot to anchor and take in the volcano, the sulfur mud baths and beautiful scenery.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 24-May-2006
Sulfur baths (Excursion)
Use an old bathing suit because the sulfur smell does not go away easily. Il Miglio Blue [ Il Miglio Blue ] 22-Feb-2010
It is traditional and supposedly therapeutic to pay a few Euro to enter the sulfur baths and immerse yourself in smelly warm mud.
You are meant to rinse the mud off before climbing over the rocks for a final rinse in the warm bubbling sea on the east side. They don't like you rinsing the mud off in the sea as it makes it cloudy.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 24-May-2006