SailSterling Vulcano Mud Bath Excursion

Amazing Facts: Vulcano

SailSterling Essential Vulcano

The island of Vulcano is surrounded by seething fumaroles. The volcano owes its popularity to the sulphur mud, whose healing properties are experienced in a mud bath. The hot springs are dominated by the steaming crater.

Vulcano, the southernmost of the Aeolian Islands, is the most visited island in the archipelago because of its warm sulphur springs. Vulcano, which had its last eruption in 1889, was named after the Roman god of fire, Vulcanus, who is said to have operated one of his forges there.

From the small hill of Faragalione di Levante (36m) you have a wonderful view over the lake with the sulphur mud baths and Vulcanello, a small volcanic mountain (123 m) with two extinct craters. 

Vulcano Island
Vulcano Island

In a lake below the crater, mud baths can be taken against rheumatism, osteoarthritis and skin diseases, which were already used by the Romans for healing purposes. On the east coast, the sea water is heated by submarine fumaroles. The smell of sulphur is in the air everywhere and the hot rock floor is characterised by sulphur.

Those who like it a bit more comfortable and prefer wellness in the wilderness might be tempted by the black lava beaches of the island or a bath in the mineral-rich, hot sulphur mud of the Zona delle Acque Calde. After immersing yourself in the mud pool, which emits a strong smell of sulphur, we recommend jumping into the warm sea, which is heated to pleasant temperatures by underground springs. 


Acque Calde Beach

Acqua Calde Beach

Asino Beach

Asino Beach

Cannitello Beach

Mud Baths

"Even now I miss Italy dearly, I dream about it every night"

-Eila Hiltunen


Stringent cleaning procedures are already in-place across all boats globally for the well-being of our crew and guests.  These will be further enhanced to meet government guidelines in the UK and Italy which are in place in July 2021 in relation to the COVID pandemic.  These will include temperature checks prior to boarding; hand-sanitising stations in public areas; additional deep cleans of public areas including decks; social distancing if required.  With each catamaran’s capacity at a maximum of 10 people including skipper and chef, if required in August, guests would remain in catamaran bubbles during visits to vineyards and other on-shore activities.