“Stromboli has its own unpredictability. Occasionally the volcano experience periods of dangerous explosions.”
Stromboli terrain is harsh for living, but a population of about 500 people still manages to carve out life there, mainly in a small settlement called Ginostra. In the past the population used to be ten times bigger.
Most of the population curiously went to Melbourne, Australia. The similar weather conditions and plenty of work opportunity were enough reason for the Strombolis to move.
Stromboli's volcanic activity usually takes place every 20 minutes. The distance from the rim to the crater’s vents is only 150-250 meters, making it a perfect natural viewpoint.
Besides strong eruptions, outflow of lava can also occur, with irregular intervals of a couple of years. The last one started on the 28th of December 2002 and ended in July 2003.
Stromboli is a mystic site where the landscape changes dramatically within a walk's distance. From lush green vegetation to expelled ashes mixed with the soil, one can feel like walking on a different planet. Even while hearing explosions in the background.