Stromboli is a stratovolcano, which rises from the seabed to a height of 2400 meters, 924 of which are above sea level. The island covers 12.5 sq. km and is 25 times smaller than the volcano’s submarine base. Stromboli is part of the Aeolian Islands, all of which are volcanic in origin, and have been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List for their priceless geological value.
Stromboli is one of the world’s most visited volcanoes due to the relative accessibility of its summit area on foot, and its constant state of activity.
Despite its active volcanic nature and its steep and rough mountain slopes, the island hosts a vegetation rich in endemic plants, such as the Cytisus aeolicus and the Centaurea aeolica. Different bird species nest here and it is not uncommon to see ravens, hoopoes and peregrine falcons. In spring various species of migratory birds visit Stromboli on their migratory passage. Equipped with a binocular it is perfect for birdwatching.