Where we are

In the center of the mediterranean sea

Vulcano is the southernmost island in the Aeolian archipelago. Separated from Lipari by a narrow stretch of sea, it is an authentic natural jewel of rare beauty with its lush vegetation, fumaroles, mud pools near the port, and bubbling hot springs and sulphur vapours on Levante Beach. The volcano dominates the landscape, standing guard over the island. Trekking enthusiasts can climb up to the crater.




Vulcano

The first of 'seven sisters'

In ancient times Vulcano was known as Therasia (meaning hot), then Hierà (meaning sacred) in honour of Hephaestus, the God of Fire, who had a workshop there. The Romans’ name for Hephaestus was Vulcan, and they renamed the island Vulcano.  

For centuries this marvellous territory was shaken by violent eruptions that evoked fear and respect in ancient populations. The soil on the island was rich in sulphur and alum, which became its most precious natural resources.

A big volcanic eruption between 1880 and 1890 destroyed the island and left it largely unpopulated until people began to repopulate the whole archipelago in the years between the two world wars.




THE NATURAL SPA

Vulcano’s mud pool is considered to have several beneficial effects. The fumaroles surrounding it offer an all-natural inhalation therapy. The beneficial effects of this therapy are two-fold: it helps alleviate respiratory ailments and is great for your skin. The “hot bath” can also relieve aching bones and joints. For this reason, holes have been dug in the sand or tuff to create “stoves” with a very hot and humid sandy bottom. Humid heat treatment is good for degenerative joint problems with partially or full blocked articulation.