Laghetto di Fanghi
Centro Nautica Baia di Levante
If you prefer to explore Vulcano's waters on your own, you can rent boats from this shack to the left of the hydrofoil dock.
Spiaggia Sabbia Nera
Vulcano's beach scene is centred on this smooth strip of black sand at Porto di Ponente, about 10 minutes' walk beyond the mud pools on...
Diving Centre Saracen
This local dive centre offers a range of dives, plus snorkelling excursions that focus on Vulcano's many marine caves and subterranean...
La Forgia Maurizio
Maurizio, owner of this devilishly good restaurant between the port and the volcano, spent 20 winters in Goa, India. Eastern influences...
Laghetto di Fanghi information
Backed by a faraglione (rock tower) and stinking of rotten eggs, Vulcano's harbourside pool of thick, coffee-coloured sulphurous gloop isn't exactly a five-star beauty farm. But the warm (28°C) mud is considered an excellent treatment for rheumatic pains and skin diseases, and rolling around in it can be fun if you don't mind smelling funny for a few days. Keep the mud away from your eyes (as the sulphur is acidic and can damage the cornea) and hair.
Once you have had time to relax in the muddy water, get some soft clay from the bottom of the pool and apply it to your body and face. Wait for the clay mask to dry, wash it off in the pool, then run to the natural spa around the corner, where there are hot, bubbling springs in a small natural seawater pool.