Vulcan is the name of one of the most famous volcanoes in the Mediterranean. Is located on the island with the same name, in the Aeolian archipelago.
The word "volcano", used for the mountains geologically active, derives from the name of this mountain and island, which in turn owe their name to the Roman god of fire, Vulcan, who lived, according to the classical tradition, on ' island (like the Cyclops). Like all Italian volcanoes, it formed due to movement of the African plate, which moving to the North puts pressure on the Eurasian. Volcano reaches an altitude of 386 meters. The vegetation is reduced as it progresses altitude. To the medium heights only grows the broom, while near the main crater the ground is completely bare.
Vulcan - the most famous Vulcan in the Aeolian archipelago
The last eruption occurred between 1888 and 1890. This was announced two years earlier, in 1886, an eruption from groundwater (ie caused by the steam formed in response to water heating). It was organized by the government a research expedition. In particular, the eruption was documented by the famous seismologist Mercalli.