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Vulcano Solfatara

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Address: Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
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+39 081 526 2341
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The Romans already knew the Solfatara since Imperial times. Strabone (66...

The Romans already knew the Solfatara since Imperial times. Strabone (66 B.C. -24 A.C.) gives the most ancient written testimony coming to us in his “Strabonis geographica”, indicating it with the name “Forum Vulcani”, dwelling of the god Volcano, entrance to Hades. The Solfatara opens up officially to visitors in the year 1900, although it was since time immemorial destination for its renown volcanic phenomena, for the therapeutic properties of the sulfurous waters and for the hot saunas; it was in fact included among the forty most famous thermae of the Phlegreaen Fields since the Middle Ages.

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Solfatara

Visited Solfatara after walking around Pozzuoli for the day. It's not often that you can get so close to active volcanic activity, with all the steam streaming up from the ground... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Solfatara after walking around Pozzuoli for the day. It's not often that you can get so close to active volcanic activity, with all the steam streaming up from the ground. You can smell the sulfur from afar and I just wish there can be a bit more information on the geological side of things. Very interesting site though! You... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited this location as part of a tour of the area. Walk in the crater if a volcano and see the steam emitted from the ground. Smell the hydrogen sulphate and feel the heat from the ground. I recommend the local guide who explains what is happening beneath your feet. Food and drink available from the on site cafe.

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Thank craig b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here are part of a tour. Great guide, great ham sandwich bad rotten egg smell which means great health. Recommend.

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Thank Charlotte B
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent small volcano, unique in its gender. We visited it with young kids and they also loved it. The experience to see smoke (hot) coming out of the earth, smell the sulfur.. and walk in the caldera... superb...

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Thank takiskon5
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Pozzuoli to see Solftatara volcano. I walked the 20 minutes to the place and then paid around 8 Euro to see the volcano. A beautiful site.

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Thank Eboni B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We jumped aboard the Metro line 2 to Pozzuoli to visit the Sofetara volcano. We had to ask directions at Pozzuoi station but people were very helpful. It was about 15 minutes up to the main road then turn right back towards Naples. The site is very easily manageable and so exciting to see clouds of sulphurous gases bursting out... More 

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Thank Fishfamily2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a school trip with 96 students, this was one of the many attractions we visited. The park shops offer free coffee to teachers, good to note :) The park surrounding the caldera is a lovely mix of scrub bushes and planting giving a lovely aroma to counter the infernal scent of sulphur emanating from this dormant volcano. Visiting the... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an unsettling experience because you are on a volcano caldera that extends for a large circle with Pozzuoli at it's center. And you can smell the sulfur and feel the heat below your feet but it's unforgettable.

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Thank Haylton M
Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really beautiful nature path as you enter, which eventually opens out into a view of the incredible white crater! Lots of steam geysers that you can even stand in (despite the smell) and some ancient roman saunas!

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great views and experience of an active volcano. The smell of sulphur is all around, but also places where you don't smell it. Smoking!

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