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preto de Vulcano, Sicilia (Italia)
Hike starting from the dock on Vulcano island, going up to the main crater, and passing by the black sand beach (spiaggia sabbia nera) and the vulcanic mud baths (fanghi thermali) on the way back. Total length about 8.5 km, highest altitude about 390 meters. Access to the crater requires small fee. Hot and toxic gas (a.o. hydrogen sulfide) is blown from the fumaroles, so do not approach too closely and upwind! Spectacular view of still alive vulcano and panoramas of Aeolian islands.
On this side of the crater rim there are an extraordinary amount of fumaroles, ejecting steam and hydrogen sulfide, leaving sulphur in all kinds of yellow on the rocks.
Spiaggia Sabbia Nera is a beach with black vulcanic sand.
The 'Laghetto di Fanghi' is a small lake containing smelly vulcanic mud, supposedly healing a variety of diseases.