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Listed under Volcanoes in Aeolian Islands, Italy.

  • Photo of Vulcano
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  • Photo of Vulcano
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Photo by Photography: Mike Lyvers
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Like Vesuvius, Vulcano has great historical significance. This is where the word 'volcano' comes from, and was the location of Vulcan's forge according to Roman mythology. Although it hasn't actually erupted since 1890, Vulcano occasionally stirs to the point where fissures in its crater start emitting a lot more gas and steam than normal, threatening to erupt. Vulcano was of great interest to ancient Greek and Roman naturalists. Today, a climb to the summit offer magnificent views of the volcanic Aeolian Islands. A special treat is to bathe in the geothermally heated waters at the base of the cone under a canopy of stars.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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