The island is a large volcanic cone that extends for 12.6 sq. kms and reaches a height of 924 m. Its name derives from the shape of a spinning top turned upside down (from the Greek Strongyle = round). The permanent activity of the Stromboli, appropriately called “stromboliana”, is famous all over the world for its regular explosions of medium intensity, with gas, sand and lapilli which are very visible at night time.
The boat connecting Naples to the Aeolian Islands arrives at Stromboli at dawn.
Il paese è adagiato alle falde del vulcano.