A professional guide is required to hike to the top. You will also need hiking shoes, a flashlight, sweater, picnic snack, and 1 lt of water. Il Miglio Blue [ Il Miglio Blue ] 22-Feb-2010
After working out where we would anchor overnight, we motored around the North coast toward the volcano field where we drifted around with a few tour boats til late into the night. The volcano erupts every few minutes with a spume of red flame. You can hear the rocks tumbling down the mountain and sizzling into the sea.
We then motored back to the east side to anchor.
The next morning after exploring the town and the little island of Strombolicchio we came back this way and could see rocks tumbling down the ash field and plunging into the sea with a big splash and sizzle of steam.
There are organized hikes up to the rim of the crater at night to watch the spectacle. I have been told it is worth the hike.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 27-May-2006