The slopes of Stromboli are covered by a lush green mantle, from which the typical white houses, that still reflect the old Aeolian style, stand out.
Stromboli is a large center, divided into the districts of Scari, San Vincenzo, San Bartolo, Ficogrande and Piscità. It is crossed by a low road that follows the coast and an interior road in the upper part of the village, linked together by a series of side streets and country lanes.
The district of Scari, an ancient settlement and present-day village of fishermen, is the first and essential stop over for guests of the island.
It also harbors a marina and is the starting point for boat excursions. Scari, with its typical black beach of pebbles and sand, surrounded by lavic rocks which plummet into the sea, is extremely attractive and make it a must of the island.
Apart from the sea cliff and just as untamed and picturesque, is the Forgia Vecchia (Old Forge) beach, accessible only by sea.
Scari is the tourist center of Stromboli, an animated village in the summer months, with its narrow streets, shops, boutiques and typical Sicilian crafts.A multitude of bars, pastry shops and romantic restaurants with terraces overlooking the sea, line the streets and offer a place where you can enjoy the typical cuisine of Stromboli or delicious dishes based on fresh local seafood.