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From Tropea: Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano Guided Day Tour

1. From Tropea: Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano Guided Day Tour

Set sail from Tropea on a guided day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Aeolian Islands of Stromboli, Lipari, and Vulcano. Explore stunning black sand beaches, swim in the shadow of Mount Stromboli, stroll through charming old towns, and discover picturesque sea views. Start your adventure from the Port of Tropea and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Cruise on the Tyrrhenian Sea for two hours until you see the Aeolian Island of Stromboli's beautiful coastline on the horizon. Set foot on Stromboli and discover the traditional village of San Vincenzo with white houses and Aeolian architecture. Enjoy your free time with the chance to walk along charming streets, admire Mount Stromboli, or go swimming at the seafront's black sand beaches. Cruise to Lipari, the largest of the islands with so much to discover. Go sightseeing at the Acropolis and Lipari Cathedral or listen to the peaceful sounds of the ocean at Marina Corta and Marina Lunga. If you're looking for tradition, head to the historic center. Travel just a few hundred meters south to the island of Vulcano. Admire the jets of steam from the volcano said to be the mythological home of Hephaestus and trek along the volcanic trail to be blown away by the views from the crater.

Tropea: Capo Vaticano Cruise with Snorkeling and Aperitif

2. Tropea: Capo Vaticano Cruise with Snorkeling and Aperitif

Enjoy a fantastic cruise from the port of Tropea to Capo Vaticano on board the Blue Ocean. Visit 3 stunning bays, snorkel among brightly coloured fish, and sip a glass of delicious Calabrian wine. Embark on a magical journey in Tropea. During the cruise, you will hear stories and learn about the myths and legends of the area, including the fascinating stories of Hercules. Pass by the stunning Grotta Dello Scheletro and the Grotta Azzurra, snapping photos as you cruise past. At Riaci Bay, see the famous Riaci rock and learn how two WWI torpedos created this iconic cave. Sail past Formicoli and its ancient Roman ruins, the Forum Erculis. Marvel at the beautiful beaches of Praia di Focu and the unique rock formations of Matineo and the Cave of Love. At Grotticelle Bay, enjoy a 30-minute dip in the clear blue water, where you can swim among the fish. After towelling off, nibble on bruschetta with a sublime glass of local wine. Continue to Tropea Beach, where you can take great photos of the town from the sea and swim in front of the Grotta del Palombaro and the beaches of the Rotonda. Return to the port refreshed and having experienced the beauty of Italy's coast.

From Tropea: Panarea Island and Stromboli Volcano by Night

3. From Tropea: Panarea Island and Stromboli Volcano by Night

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure to the stunning Aeolian Islands! Your journey begins Tropea port at 10:20. From there, you will travel to the charming island of Panarea, arriving around 12:45. Once you arrive, the island is yours to explore! Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, stroll through the quaint town, indulge in a delicious lunch, or venture out to the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese. The village dates back to 1400 BC and is just a 25-minute walk or taxi ride away. This unique and fascinating destination will transport you back in time, and leave you in awe of the ancient history of the island. Later in the day, you will depart from Panarea around 15:15 and head to Stromboli, one of the most picturesque islands in the Mediterranean. Upon your arrival at 16:00, take a leisurely walk on the black sand beach of S. Vincenzo and soak in the stunning cobalt blue sea. You can also indulge in some local cuisine or indulge in a bit of shopping. As the sun begins to set, you will embark on an exciting journey to the "sciara di fuoco" at around 19:40. After a 30-minute boat ride to the opposite side of the island, you will witness the nighttime eruption of the active Stromboli volcano. This natural wonder is a truly mesmerizing sight that will leave you breathless! You will have a 20-minute stopover there, allowing you to fully take in the beauty of this unique volcanic landscape. As the evening comes to a close, you will head back to Tropea, arriving at around 22:30, and finally to the Vibo Marina port around 23:30. This incredible itinerary offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, showcasing the natural beauty, rich history, and unique culture of the Aeolian Islands. Get ready to create unforgettable memories and embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

Tropea: Boat Trip to Capo Vaticano with Snorkeling & a Drink

4. Tropea: Boat Trip to Capo Vaticano with Snorkeling & a Drink

Depart from the port of Tropea and sail along the beautiful coastline of Calabria. Stop underneath the Church Sanctuary of Saint Mary dell' Isola di Tropea, which is built on a cliff overlooking the glimmering blue sea. Visit the local "Blue Grotto" notable for its transparent waters. Arrive at Formicoli, a beach area that was once the location of an Ancient Roman port. Stop alongside the beach and use the snorkeling gear provided to explore the underwater world. Arrive at the promontory of Capo Vaticano and admire the lighthouse located on this narrow spit of land. Visit the wonderful white beach of Praia I Focu, where you can swim or relax for a short time on the beach. Returning towards Tropea, make a final stop at the small Bay of Riaci for some more snorkeling before arriving back at the port.

From Tropea: Experience the active volcano by night!

5. From Tropea: Experience the active volcano by night!

Visit the fantastic island of Stromboli on this tour starting in the early afternoon from Tropea. Drive through the sunset and admire the perfect cone of the volcano crater. During the trip, enjoy the sea breeze and the fantastic views. In the summer and autumn, can keep an eye out for dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Visit dreamy San Vincenzo, explore the village, and enjoy the fantastic view of the open sea. You will be enchanted by the small streets between white Aeolian houses, the turquoise water, and the lush green palm trees and cacti. Explore the island, or relax at the black sandy beach and go for a swim. The small alternative shops invite you to go shopping and the numerous restaurants offer the opportunity for a romantic dinner. Once back to the boat, you'll cruise to Sciara del Fuoco ("Stream of Fire"). Admire the fascinating natural firework on the uninhabited side of the island. A soft rumbling accompanies the permanent eruptions of the volcano, creating small and large columns of smoke. After 30 minutes you will head back to the port of Tropea.

From Tropea: Aeolian Islands Day Tour by Boat

6. From Tropea: Aeolian Islands Day Tour by Boat

Active volcanoes, unforgettable views, and lush nature - discover three of the seven Aeolian Islands, Vulcano, Lipari, and Stromboli on our mini-cruise! Surprisingly unspoiled, each island is offering its distinct atmosphere and charm: take a healthy bath in the Sulphur baths on Vulcano, admire the spectacular views at the “Sciara del Fuoco” to the active crater of Stromboli and enjoy a walk through the picturesque city center or a bus tour across the island of Lipari. Afterward, you will head to the volcanic island of Stromboli, one of the highest volcanoes in Europe. Watch the fantastic eruptions with plumes of smoke and let yourself be drawn under the spell of this natural spectacle. Visit the village of San Vincenzo, which attracted Ingrid Bergman and Rossellini. Stroll through the small boutiques and souvenir shops, enjoy an “aperitivo”, or bathe in the crystal-clear water.

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What people are saying about Tropea

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 268 reviews

Visiting 3 islands and seeing from close real time eruptions of the volcano Stromboli. Great! Improvement points: you cannot pay by card on the boat so take cash. Also, the italian guide did not speak proper english and we did not understand the explanations

Tour of the Aeolian islands not to be missed, nature offers great emotions. Absolutely one of the wonderful places to visit in Italy.

Excellent tour. Highly recommended. Very helpful and informative guides and lovely food.

Schöner und kompakter Tagesausflug! Wir haben auch Delfine gesehen! sehr glücklich

Beautiful experience. Right times to visit the islands and trained and kind staff.