Top Choice Viewpoint in Vulcano

Capo Grillo

For spectacular sea and island views without the physical exertion of climbing Fossa di Vulcano, follow the signposted road to Capo Grillo, about 7km southeast of Vulcano port, near the mid-island settlement of Pian…
Beach in Vulcano

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 the western side of the peninsula. One of the few sandy beaches in the Aeolians…
Beach in Vulcano

Spiaggia dell’Asina

One of two small black-sand beaches on the island's southern side near Gelso, this crescent of black sand gives onto inviting waters
Area in Vulcano


On the island's southern coast, Gelso is a minuscule but picturesque port with a family-run restaurant and a couple of black-sand beaches that rarely get very crowded. In summer there's a bus service to get there, b…
Beach in Vulcano

Spiaggia Cannitello

This beach, one of two small black-sand stretches on the island's southern side near Gelso, is surrounded by lush, almost tropical greenery.