Vulcano Island Day, Sicily
Set sail directly to Vulcano Island on the public ferry for a day exploring this active island which went through period of volcanic unrest 20 years ago.
The Island consists of several volcanic ediﬁces whose formation overlapped in time and space. The most recent volcano is the La Fossa cone, a 391metre high active composite cone. Your group will walk up walk up the Fossa cone to the Crater, which last erupted over 100 years ago. The walk entails several active steamy fumaroles and extensive sulphur deposits, along with the small you would expect!
The island is perhaps equally famous for the bubbling mud baths, which are based on natural hot springs. The baths are celebrated for the health benefits that they provide. Like other hot springs, the water is rich in sulphur, which has anti-fungal activity so bathers cover themselves with the warm mineral-rich mud, first, and then enter the spring-warmed sea to wash off.