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Mt. Stromboli, and its two famous cousins, Mt. Etna in Sicily and Mt. Vesuvius in Naples, comprise Italy's three active volcanos. The Island of Stromboli, with a population of only 500, is located just north of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although it is a constant state of activity with minor eruptions, it has experienced many violent eruptions its lifetime, the last time occurring in 2009. It is easily visible from the surrounding sea. Stromboli peak rises 926 m (3,034 ft) above sea level.

In response to Gert, I just did a quick search of the old film about Stromboli. Here is what Mr. Google says: "Stromboli, also known as "Stromboli, Land of God" is a 1950 Italian-American film directed by Roberto Rossellini. To see a vignette, click in Stromboli.

At the outset, I apologize that lately, my activity at this wonderful site has been spotty. I have been much busy writing and giving lectures. I will be a better member in the future. But I do invite my Trekearth friends who also happen to be Facebooks friends to upload their prize photos on a new FB page, a closed group called ”National Geographic Friends”. I started the group around TE-friends and will be happy to approve your request.

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