Marosi Stromboli | The island
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Stromboli, Aeolian archipelago, Sicily north coast, Thyrrenian Sea. Little more than 12 square kilometres and up to 900 metres high. The more active Volcano in Europe. The area of the craters is always visible at a certain distance from land and sea. Since 20.000 years it is in constant eruption. The explosions occur from the summit craters emitting ash, incandescent lava fragments and lithic blocks. Stromboli has been inhabited since prehistoric times and until the end of the 19th century sustained a population of around 4000 inhabitants, with an economy mainly based on typical Mediterranean agriculture: olives, wine, capers and figs. For the rest, they were living on fishing. At the beginning of the 20th century, then, the island started to empty. A great part of the population emigrated in Australia and in South and North America, the island was left nearly deserted. In the Fifties the island is repopulated. Only recently, its land is coltivated anew, thanks to the introduction of innovative and eco-sustainable technics of agriculture. Today more than 400 inhabitants live between Stromboli and Ginostra, on the oher side of the island.


The schedule was thought to allow participants to easily reach the Island together from Naples. From here, the departing nights of ferries are each Tuesday and Friday. From Stromboli to Naples are Monday and Thursday. The lenght of the journey is one night of navigation. From early June, every week-ends hydrojets are also available from Naples (lenght of the journey: 4 and 1/2 hours).
It is possible to reach the Island from Sicily (Catania via Milazzo; Milazzo) or from Calabria (Reggio Calabria, Vibo-Valentia).

You can find timetables with all the possible travel connection here




Marosi Festival and Association Festa del Fuoco offer a very advantageous agreement in a typical Aeolian house composed of several apartments. There are shared rooms with other fellow participants. The house is full-equipped with all amenities (bathroom and kitchen). You will be therefore completely autonomous to organize your daily meals.
In the case you have specific requirements or to receive more details you can write to



Our workspace will be the Parco Parco, an outdoor area surrounded by a large garden of ears, poppies and daisies with dry stone walls, surrounded by vegetable gardens where local products – some of which are otherwise forgotten products – are grown and transformed. Citrus fruits, olive trees, capers, wild fennel, tomatoes, Aeolian courgettes, passion fruit are some of the plant species that we grow in an agri-food project in progress.
In this workspace, equipped with a 100 mq stage with linoleum, the Vulcano is always present and prevailing. In fact, we see it from every angle, from every perspective in which we move.

Parco Parco has a specific story: is strongly desired by the Captain of the Fire Festival, August Gusti❠Schuldes. The idea is to open a Parco (park) for the arts. Parco Parco because it corresponds to an ethical vision, to a necessity. A private space, therefore, but with a strong public and collective vocation, a space for the island. An outdoor space dedicated to the arts of fire, dance, performance, theater, circus, cinema, music and visual arts.

The Parco Parco is a place for artistic training and performances, a place where you can design, materialize ideas, create and give life to training projects and new international collaborations with a strong local commitment.

Since 2013, Parco-Parco is the headquarter of Stromboli Fire Festival, La Festa del Fuoco di Stromboli, inaugurated in 2008. From 2016 onwards is also home other projects supported by the Association, among which Marosi Festival.