Spiaggia di Ficogrande


Stromboli's black sandy beaches are the best in the Aeolian archipelago. The most accessible and popular swimming and sunbathing is at Ficogrande, a strip of rocks and black volcanic sand about a 10-minute walk northwest of the hydrofoil dock.

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Nearby Stromboli attractions

1. Red House

0.21 MILES

Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini lived together in this rusty-red house while filming Stromboli, Terra di Dio in 1949. Their liaison provoked a…

2. Chiesa di San Vincenzo

0.23 MILES

A major Stromboli landmark, San Vincenzo is the island's main church. In mid- to late afternoon, the square out front becomes a gathering point for…

3. Spiaggia di Piscità

0.58 MILES

Backed by rugged bluffs, this moderate-sized stretch of black-sand beach lies 2km west of Stromboli's port, at the edge of the small whitewashed…

4. Forgia Vecchia

0.78 MILES

About 300m south of the port, Forgia Vecchia is a long stretch of black pebbles curving around a tranquil bay and backed by the volcano's green slopes.

5. Sciara del Fuoco Viewpoint

1.32 MILES

An alternative to scaling Stromboli's summit is the hour-long climb to this viewpoint (400m, no guide required), which directly overlooks the Sciara del…

6. Stromboli Crater

1.49 MILES

For nature lovers, climbing Stromboli is one of Sicily's not-to-be-missed experiences. Since 2005 access has been strictly regulated: you can walk freely…

7. Basiluzzo

11.94 MILES

The largest of the five islets off Panarea's east coast, Basiluzzo is given over to the cultivation of capers and can only be visited by private boat.

8. Lisca Bianca

13.3 MILES

Only accessible by private boat, this islet off Panarea's east coast offers good swimming on a small white beach.