Stromboli Island (aka Strongule) is located in Tyrrhenian Sea, off Sicily's northern coast. The island has a population of around 500 people.
- The island has one of Italy's (and mainland Europe's) 3 active volcanoes, the other 2 being Mount Etna, (Sicily) and Mount Vesuvius (near Naples). Stromboli Island is one of the 8 Aeolian isles in the Mediterranean Sea, which form a volcanic arc north of Sicily. The island's name derives from Ancient Greek "strongylos", meaning round (shaped).
- Stromboli volcano has erupted many times. It is constantly active featuring minor eruptions visible from many points on Stromboli and from the surrounding sea, which gave rise to the nickname "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean". On April 13, 2009 was volcano's most recent major eruption.
- Stromboli Island stands 926 m (3038 ft) above sea level, and more than 2,700 m (8858 ft) on average above sea floor. There are 3 active craters at the peak. Sciara del Fuoco ("Stream of fire") is a geological feature of the volcano - a big horseshoe-shaped depression that has been generated during the last 13,000 years by collapses on cone's northwestern side.
- The two villages San Vincenzo and San Bartolo are situated in the northeast while the smaller Ginostra village lies in the southwest. Administratively, they're one of Lipari's frazione.
- During the early 1900s the island had a few thousand inhabitants, but after a number of emigrations the population already numbered just a few hundred by the middle of the 1950s.
- In Journey to the Center of the Earth, written in 1864 by Jules Verne (1828-1905), the novel's conclusion is set on Stromboli.
- Author J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) identified Mount Doom, his fictional volcano in Mordor, with the Stromboli volcano, according to scholar Clyde S.Kilby (1902-1986).
Highlights: Volcanic Island, Isola di Fuoco, Aeolian Islands
Stromboli Island cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Stromboli Island dock (anchor) at Stromboli - port town on the northeastern coast. Some ships may also dock at Ginostra - port town on the isle's western coast.
The Stromboli Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Stromboli Island, Italy.
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Port Stromboli Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Stromboli Island, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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