Island Hopping To Vulcano
After our visit to Lipari, the next island on our list was the Island of Vulcano. It was a fair journey from Cefalu but we wanted to explore as much as possible!
The island itself was beautiful, but it had a catch. It absolutely STINKS of rotten egg due to vile sulphurous fumes. You get used to it after a little while (ish), but I can’t say it was too pleasant. Egg scent aside, as you can see and probably guess, the island is home to a few volcanos, some of which are still active. You can actually climb up the volcanoes if you have the balls, which I do not. I also feel in 33 degree heat I probably wouldn’t have lived to tell the tale.
The island almost makes you feel like you’re stepping back in time. It’s really quite small, and they don’t have air conditioning in any of the restaurants or hotels. Remind me not to book an overnight stay. It was a stunning island to stroll around for a few hours though, we enjoyed around 75 diet cokes with extra ice, a stroll along the black(!) sandy beach and stood in amazement at just how vast and slightly terrifying the volcanoes themselves are.
A little photo diary for y’all…
Whilst Vulcano didn’t quite capture my heart as Lipari did, it was still a gorgeous little island and the boat ride on the way home was quite stunning. Watching the sunset with my feet up was pretty cool, even if Charlie had fallen asleep and left me to sit in silence for 2 and a half hours…