It’s the entire island of Vulcano, the Aeolian Island most famous for its clumpy, mineral-rich mud baths and healing hot springs.
Laghetto di Fanghi is the name of the famed mud bath closest to the dock. A massive pit of greyish green clay awaits visitors who first cover themselves head to toe, then jump into the adjacent hot spring-warmed sea to rinse off.
Though it is nearly impossible to wash the sulfurous stench out of your bathing suit, the Laghetto di Fanghi experience is still exciting, unique and worth it. Plus it’s great for your skin.