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Stromboli Volcano

Sicily, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cardiff, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We walked up at night, even though the tours were not allowed to go above 290 feet. At that height you could see and hear the lava flowing over the edge of the crater. It was amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It takes about 1 & 1/2 hours to reach 400 meters and in occasions the way up is quite steep and tricky but the views are definitely worth it. We climbed it twice, the first day we reached around 300 meters, but as it gets dark it becomes dangerous to keep climbing so we returned the next day and climbed... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We walked to mountain in the daylight as no trips to the top on, the path was clear and very few people we were able to stare and spend time in wonderment without too many people. We did do the boat trip at night which should ban cameras as the lights and flashes spoiled the tour as our eyes needed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were told when we arrived on Stromboli that a hike to the summit (918m) would be "impossible" due to the volcano's activity...apparently, tours have been suspended for 2 months. 'No' wasn't really an answer we were prepared to take, so we opted to go to the top solo...and we're still around to make a TripAdvisor review. No one was... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We spent a night out of a week's trip to Sicily with the sole objective of getting a close look at the volcano. In fact, the ferry in routed clockwise, so went past the lava flow as well: the close-up view from land is far better. It's about 35 mins fast walk (50-60 mins more sedate / if you're not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Having been advised that the ' group' boat tours took 6 hours sat on a boat yo see the eruption was not on our agenda. I enquires by the port with the local guys who organise these trips. I negotiated €200 for a private boat from Panarea yo Stromboli. We left at 7pm and arrived by 7.45 having witnessed sunset... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Our cruise ship made a minor detour (shades of Costa Concordia??) to give us a dusk "drive by". As we were entertained by the band and canapés and champagne were served, Stomboli emerged on the starboard bow. As we got closer we could see the smoke and ash emerging at the summit and then a small village at the water's... More

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Well....Stromboli lawa flow at night you observe from the sea is a lifetime experience for me. And we've seen a lot. Plan this trip in advance and good luck with eruptions you might catch when there!!! This is something really not to miss. I'd like to share a little lodgistic details to make it easier. We made a boat excursion... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

sailed past it at night, lava pouring down the rock face into the sea, my photos don't do it justice

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

First of all, this is a pretty tough slog for climbing novices such as me (although I'm relatively fit). The path is often steep and dusty, so make sure you take plenty of breaks and bring water! Unfortunately when we were there the volcano was feeling a little too frisky and all tours to the top were suspended, but we... More

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