Stromboli is an Italian island with the same name, the type of a still active volcano Strato volcano or layer. The island is located in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sicily.
Stromboli is one with its neighboring islands of Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Panarea, Filicudi and Alicudi the archipelago of the Aeolian or Lipari Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The island belongs to the municipality of Lipari in the province of Messina.
The amount of steeply rising from the water, almost cone-shaped island is from sea level of 926 meters, in other documents are 918 meters and 968 meters specified. From the sea floor rises the cone of Stromboli at about 3000 meters. The area of the island is only 12.6 square kilometers, which is unusual for this level.
With enabled summit region is allowed to climb the volcano in the company of a mountain guide, who provides visiting groups with protective helmets, complete. The climb alone is banned from a height of 400 m officially been around for years, which is also controlled and can draw a substantial fine for themselves. The ascent is usually made from the village of Stromboli, sometimes on Ginostra. Since the volcano his fiery spectacle best seen with night sky, the climb begins usually in the late afternoon, and stay on the summit and descent will take place in the dark.
The ascent of Stromboli place usually results in a rather laborious, sweaty, but dangerous new path which was opened in late 2004. First, it goes steeply up through the scrub, then moderate, but long switchbacks through lava fields to the old summit. To descend a different path through a field of volcanic ash is selected east of the summit – it’s shorter, is suitable for promotion are not. The guides put in on-like descent before a respectable pace, which can be followed only with adequate fitness.
After the Stromboli eruptions 2002-03, the project, the old farm roads as trails set free again, tackled. So far, however, only a single, but very beautiful loop has been realized. In the first section it is identical to the way the mountain guide embark with their groups to the summit crater. He then cross to the Sciara del Fuoco and along the old route of ascent can be above the Punta Labronzo without prescribed leaders rise to the prospective height of 400 m.