San Bartolo, one of the villages
close to the volcano.
San Bartolo from plane.
on line had organised in 2000 a contest of paintings about Stromboli I present
some here ; gouaches
from Francis Macard on Stromboli.
" The Stromboli mountain breathes like whales,
rejecting fire and air out of its huge mouths. Its slopes are steep and the lava
expanse stretches to 700 or 800 feet deep so that the whole volcano is not more
than 600 meters high. Its basis disappears in a "basket" of green trees
mixed up with olive trees, fig trees and bright red grapes"
Jules Verne, "Journey inside the Earth"
Stromboli is the only always active
European volcano. It is 924 m high at Vancori (open semi circled strato volcano
at the Nort East) but it goes 2 000 meters deep underneath sea level. The Cima
(918 m) is separated from Vancori by a depression (100 m deep). It shows a second
strato volcano inside the first collapsed one. The active craters are 200 m
below the "Cima".
on line" by Juerg Alean and Roberto Carniel (in English, Italian and
German) : a very good site for news about activity of the volcano ;
* The Cradle of Volcanology
by Boris Behncke ;
and images by Volcano World ;
camera : the webcam destroyed by the explosion of 5 April 2003 has been replaced
by a new webcam is located along the east rim of the Sciara del Fuoco at 400 m
elevation, at a distance of about 1 km from the summit. View is towards Crater
1, or the NE-crater. Crater 3 (or the SW crater) is behind.
* Stromboli in
3 D ;