Its geological and volcanic beauty is exceptional and the colours, lava strata, volcanic surroundings and endogenic manifestations, sometimes close to the shore, hidden fire in the bowels of the earth, are uniquely attractive.
Known to the ancients as Didyme (twin), its name derives from the characteristic outline of twin hills. Salina is the most cultivated of the Aeolian islands, growing capers, fruit and vines. The island takes its present name from an old salt marsh and it is an island of panoramas and excellent opportunities for making the acquaintance of the Aeolian world.
Stromboli is actually the summit of a typically explosive volcano, which is permanently active. The east side of the island is bright with plants, flowers and houses built in the characteristic local style. Sunshine, reflections and an environment that is unique contrast naturally with the harsh bare north, scoured by volcanic activity where slag and lava flows drop right into the sea . For this reason, Stromboli is an island totally different from any other.
Sea and cliffs create magnificient scenery for the island. Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo,Bottaro, Lisca Nera, Pannarelli, Formiche are the islets that should be visited by boat. A crystal-clear sea, still colourful sea beds and good temperatures encourage underwater sports that are tremendously interesting.
The ancients named it Phoenicusa, for its masses of ferns. With sheer cliffs and sea caves, it is a beautiful place. There is only one hotel but rooms can be rented from islanders.