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Isola Stromboli Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 90 photos

Stromboli is the northernmost of the Aeolian Islands, a group of volcanic islands located between Sicily and the southern part of the Italian mainland. The distance to the Italian mainland is 54 km, while there are 240 km to Naples (Napoli) and 55 km to Sicily. The nearest of the other Aeolian Islands is Panarea, 18 km to the Southwest. Stromboli is a continuously active stratovolcano. The summit is at 924 m.a.s.l. However, the base of the volcano is between 1500 and 2000 m below the sea. The surface area of the island is only 12.6 square kilometres.

There are two settlements on the island: Stromboli in the Northeast and the tiny village of Ginostra in the Southwest. In 1991 the total permanent population of the island was 361. However, during the summer months there are many more residents (tourists, employees of hotels etc).

The population had been much bigger during the 19th century. In 1891 it had reached a maximum of 2716. In the first half of the 20th century a massive emigration took place, both to mainland Italy, and to overseas countries such as the US and Australia.

Fishing and agriculture (figs, vine) was most important during last century. Today food production is almost nil, and tourism is the major source of income. Punta Lena, in the Southwest part of the island, was extensively cultivated, but it is now almost abandoned.

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  • Pros:it's not what you see everyday!
  • In a nutshell:black and white - the colours on stromboli
  • Last visit to Isola Stromboli: Sep 1998
  • Intro Updated Apr 21, 2003
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2007 at 12:09 PM

    Interesting to see what Stromboli looks like on the island itself, I passed by it very often, while I was working on cruise-ships, but never had been on the island !

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2006 at 3:03 PM

    amazing place....amidst the mediterranean sea i love that point!!

  • marco2005's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2005 at 3:12 PM

    Fine page. I'm creating my own page, but I guess that you have already written all the needed!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2005 at 2:48 PM

    I like the thought of a car free environment = Nice Page

  • gubbi1's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2005 at 2:57 PM

    Wow! Did you take them yourself and are they also shaky or did you use a remote??? When I get my CD again (lost it) I will add my pics. It's the most fascinating place I have ever been to!!! Christian.

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2004 at 4:52 PM

    What a fascinating unusual place. And I thought stomboli could only be found in an Italian restaurant! Very interesting stuff ...Tom

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 11:58 AM

    This looks as if it is one of those places you CANNOT miss. Great page.

  • AndreSTGT's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 12:17 PM

    Looks fascinating!

  • kaloz's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2003 at 7:20 PM

    What a great trek!

  • martin_nl's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2003 at 2:49 AM

    What a great place to visit. Hiking on an active volcano! How cool!!!

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