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Stromboli

Stromboli

(Full Day)

Stromboli is a very sparsely populated volcanic island that shares its name with the active volcano. Its western side is blackened and uninhabitable from the eruptions. After arrival on its eastern side, we will walk to the village of San Vincenzo and visit its lovely church. As we walk around, we will stop for a few minutes at a small museum with a plaque outside noting the use of the house in the 1950 film Stromboli, Land of God and inside related photos and correspondence. The film, directed by Roberto Rossellini and starring Ingrid Bergman, showed the difficult lives of people living in such a desolate place. Next we will visit the Greek Necropolis, a cemetery with many vases and terra-cotta masks that date back to the 3rd and 4th Centuries B.C.  An overnight stay is recommended for several reasons. One, if we wish to hike up to the volcano's crater (weather permitting), we must plan on at least 5 hours, round trip with a local guide (mandatory). Second, if we wish to see and hear the eruptions, we must plan on taking an evening boat excursion.