As there are seven islands in total, it’s great to explore some more of them. Vulcano is a very special place. It takes about 40 minutes from Salina to Vulcano and tickets costs about 10€, or take the ferry from Milazzo which takes about an hour with the fast boats of liberty lines. Already when you arrive in Vulcano, you might smell acrid sulphur which ascends constantly from the crater of the volcano. You can actually hike up to the Gran Cratere, which is a fascinating, short but steep hike. Start from harbor Porto di Levante and follow the signs that will lead you to the left and out of the town. From the top you have a fantastic view of Vulcanello and the other islands, but also the acid-colored, yellow and smelly sulphur clouds of the volcano. When you come back from the crater you can consider taking a mud bath in a natural pool close to the port. However the smell can be very repulsive and also sticks to your swimwear. You can go to one of the two beaches with black sand, instead. One is right next to the mud pool, while the nice Baia Negra is also only a few minutes away.
For more travel inspiration about the aeolian islands see Salina, Panarea and Stromboli. When visiting the Aeolian Islands you will also most likely want to go to Sicily. But there are so many more amazing destinations in Italy, find ideas for trips to the beautiful Amalfi Coast and Capri or for Pugila here and here.