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Trip to Sicily – Geology Workshop

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Trip to Sicily

Stromboli and Vulcano : The mythical islands

Travel details Sicily (Geology Workshop)

Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The island is best known for the Stromboli volcano, which rises 924m above sea level and is more than 2,200m deep on the seabed. It was from its active craters that Jules Verne’s characters in Journey to the Centre of the Earth emerged and it was here that the love between Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rosellini was cemented during the filming of the movie named after the island. A geological feature of the volcano is the Sciara del Fuoco, a large channel-shaped depression, created over the last 13,000 years by several collapses on the northwest face of the cone. Along its solidified margins, as if it were a river, blocks of lava and fire flow down to the sea after each explosion.

Vulcano: The Volcano of Origins. The word volcano is derived from Vulcano stratovolcano in the Aeolian Islands in Italy. According to Roman mythology he was the god of fire and volcanoes Vulcanus had his forge here. Vulcan was the son of Jupiter and Juno and husband of Venus. He was the forger of iron and creator of weapons and armour for gods and heroes. It was called Thermessa the hot, Therásia, hot land, and Hiera, the sacred forge of Hephaestus (Greek mythology) where the Cyclops forged the thunderbolts for Jupiter.

Highlights - Trip to Sicily

  • Geologist Guide
  • Developing photos with the old system
  • Developing photos with the old system
  • Eruptions on Stromboli and summit climb
  • Private boat in Vulcano
  • Exceptional landscape with fumeroles and Azuffre Crystals
  • Collaboration of Material to an international NGO on volcanic risks
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Journey of the Discover range

The pleasure of walking, seeing the volcanoes on foot and enjoying nature. The days will be from 4 to 6 hours on trails that will lead us to discover the geology, the eruptions...

Including

  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Geology Expert Guide
  • Accompanying volcano expert guide for the entire trip
  • All transfers
  • Private boats
  • Entrance fees and taxes at the two volcanic sites
  • Travel insurance (basic)

Not included

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tipping
  • Drinks, lunches and dinners
  • Visits and excursions not mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal extras
  • Entry/departure fees to/from the country or airports
  • If available Extension of cover for assistance and cancellation insurance (recommended)
  • Any other item not mentioned in the section on included services
  • Option of an English-speaking guide

Recommended material

  • Non-rigid suitcase
  • Hiking backpack (approx. 35 litres)
  • Rain cape
  • Waterproof gore-tex jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Mountain trousers
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Head torch

Optional material

  • Telescopic sticks
  • Energy bars for ascents
  • Binoculares
  • Garden gloves (to protect against cuts from volcanic soil)
Itinerary - Trip to Sicily

Day 1CATANIA / LIPARI

Arrival at Catania airport
Transfer to the port of Milazzo
By boat to the island of Lipari
Free afternoon
Accommodation

Day 2LIPARI / STROMBOLI

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Stromboli
Night navigation to see the eruptions
Accommodation

Day 3STROMBOLI

Breakfast at the hotel
Around 4 p.m. Ascent to the Stromboli Volcano
To admire the sunset with volcanic activities
Descent around 23H
Accommodation

Day 4STROMBOLI

Breakfast at the hotel
Geology workshop
Accommodation

Day 5STROMBOLI / LIPARI

Breakfast at the hotel
Sail to Lipari
Known for its peculiar obsidian and pumice quarries.
Accommodation

Day 6LIPARI / VULCANO

Breakfast at the hotel
Private boat transfer to Vulcano Island where we will ascend the volcano.
Observation of pink volcanic tuffs, fumaroles and sulphur crystals.
Overnight in Lipari

Day 7LIPARI / CATANIA

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Catania airport

Note
This programme may be modified in case of volcanic conditions. The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary in case of danger or prohibitions imposed by the Italian Civil Protection. This programme will be guided by an English speaking guide. An English-speaking guide expert in volcanology or science could be added at a supplement.
Climate in Sicily
The climate in Sicily is a vital constant as it is part of the character of the Sicilians. As a Mediterranean climate, winters are mild and warm and Sicilian summers are long. We offer these trips from April to September.
Photos - Trip to Sicily