In ancient times the island was called Therasia. Later it takes the name of Hiera, as a sacred place to the God Vulcan. This leads to the current name of Vulcano.
According to the Greek mythology, this island was the private foundry of the blacksmith Hephaestus, the god of fire, who was helped by Cyclopes, and that was called Vulcano by Romans. This is why they named the island after him.
During the years, the volcano has never ceased to give proof of its vitality. In fact, we can observe different phenomena even today, such as: bubbling mid-sea fumaroles, and the sulphurous muds, appreciated for their therapeutic properties.
Either by land, or by sea, Vulcano is a beautiful island to visit. You can’t miss the thermal mud, to bathe in the warm water, heated by the hot gas that comes from the seabed, and the Black Sand Beach, equipped with tourist resorts.
Finally, the climb to the crater, thanks to which, once you get to the top, you can enjoy a spectacular view that will bring you in a surreal world.
But it is only through navigation that you can reach the most beautiful places: Grotta del Cavallo, Piscina di Venere, the beaches in the south and the numerous coves in the west.