Campi Flegrei

Campi Flegrei, Naples: Address, Phone Number, Campi Flegrei Reviews: 4/5

Campi Flegrei
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Hot Springs & Geysers • Volcanoes

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Mark E
Amersham, UK116 contributions
make sure it is open
Oct 2017 • Couples
had to veiw from a distance as there was a terrible accident a few weeks before we went (3 deaths) and the place was not open and the man at the gate did not know when theywould open again.
Written 31 October 2017
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Wolverine73
Cleveland287 contributions
Desolate
Jul 2017 • Family
I found our visit to Solfatara and the Campi Flegrei to be very interesting. The gritty soil from the volcanic activity, the vents streaming pungent sulphurous gas and heat, the mud holes--all pretty unique, and helps you imagine what a volcanic eruption throws at you. It is not a pleasant place, but an interesting change of pace.
Written 3 August 2017
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WineDineandPlay
St. Petersburg, FL1,137 contributions
bad smells but amazing
Sep 2016 • Solo
The sulfur smell comes out of the ground with the smoke, and if you think Yellowstone Park is bad, you haven't seen or smelled anything yet. It was incredible to go into this active volcano, a monster caldera like the one in Yellowstone or Indonesia, that has been used as sulfur bathes going back to the Romans. I couldn't imagine living near the crater with that smell 24 hours a day.
Written 2 September 2016
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Simon J
Munich, Germany157 contributions
Fascinating (but smelly)
Sep 2015 • Family
This place is a bit off the beaten track although you can smell it as you approach ... it's the caldera of a volcano which last erupted centuries ago, although it is still spitting and popping.

Go here and walk on what sounds like the hollow surface above a volcanic cauldron. The Romans called this place the Entrance to Hades and it's also said to be the mythological home of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.

The gases escaping from deep underground certainly smell bad (sulphuric) and they're hot - according to Wikipedia, this is due to "effusive gaseous manifestations" in the Solfatara crater. For you and me, this means yellowish stinky hot, humid gas - don't get too close.

The entrance fee is relatively high (for Italy) at EUR 7 per person.

Note for Americans - if you get too close and burn yourselves on the gases, it's your fault. Don't expect to sue.
Written 8 September 2015
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Anise2014
Armonk, NY598 contributions
Vergil was there
Jun 2015 • Solo
The Roman poet Vergil (Virgil) thought he had found the entrance to Hell. One agrees, as the sotafatarra is hot to walk on and sulfur gas escapes into the air. Nearby is the Flavian amphitheater and a museum. Don't miss the Temple of the Serapede (and catch lunch by the sea).
Written 21 June 2015
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Amit K
43 contributions
like walking in a volcano...
Aug 2014 • Family
like: ground is warm to touch, sulfur craters, fumes coming out of the ground, smells like... if you can go there. it's a very short in and out so even if you have an hour to spare.

dislike: they should charge less.
Written 7 September 2014
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David R
London, UK352 contributions
This is a setting in both of my books
Apr 2014 • Solo
I visited Campi Flegrei because I wanted to write about this setting in two of the three books of my Trilogy about Hermes. You'll see what my visualisation of the place over 3,000 years ago is like in "Hermes the Olympian" and "Hermes the Egyptian". In my books I just refer to the place as "Phlegraea".
See the place where the Cyclopes fashioned weapons in their forges. This is the place.
Written 16 August 2014
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ATTILA B
Miskolc, Hungary605 contributions
Solfatara, the gate of the Hell
Sep 2012 • Friends
Although in reality they do not think the people in this space, but if you arriving you will think to just be here. Here's a real bubbling crater in the middle are. Around the much steaming hot. Here all the children in surrounding schools they brought, they are understanding what takes place in the land ....
Written 9 May 2013
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David R
London, UK352 contributions
Caldera Oh dear-a
Aug 2012 • Solo
Yes. This is a truly amazing place, with a long and violent, smelly geological history and is a sort of deadly threat on the doorstep of Europe. if you don't believe me, and think I am some insane prophet of doom, Google it and see what others have to say too. Vesuvius is huge, but the super-volcano under the area West of Naples (which includes Campi Flegrei) is much much bigger and has the potential to get a lot bigger before it blows its top like Krakatoa. Nobody knows when it might go like that but you would have thought it should be monitored to protect the good citizens of the area and give advance warning of probable ash clouds to the rest of Europe. So I came here out of curiosity...and I saw what I needed to see, being a geologist I knew what I needed to witness. When I got down from the Naples train at Tyrrenian sea port of Torregaveta I was entranced by the beauty of the island of Ischia and the picturesque bay of Naples sea coast and beaches derived from the pale yellow sands. Why did God have to plant such a stinker of a volcano here? it reminded me of placing an arrow on the map pointing to this beauty spot and label it "Mostly Dangerous" instead of Adams' label for planet Earth which was "Mostly Harmless".
Written 10 March 2013
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seifer1975
Kuwait City, Kuwait428 contributions
an Hidden gem
Campi Flegrei is an area North of Naples which includes the cities of Pozzuoli, Bacoli, Monte di Procida and Quarto. Even if it is not as famous as the area south of Naples- which includes places like Sorrento and Pompei- Campi Flegrei have their fare share of history and attractive. You will have the opportunity to visit some amazing places like :
- Anfiteatro Flavio , an ancient roman amphitheater. Possibly built by the same architect who built the Colosseum, these place could hold up to 20000 and it is believed to be one of the few remaing Roman arena able to hold water game.
- Grotta della Sibilla, a temple built in a cave where ancient greek sourceres where use to read the future. This temple is built around the remaining of an old greek colony
- Solfatara di Pozzuoli, an active vulcanic area which still influence the area. You can visit the area with her unique appearance. Due to Solfatara activities a large part of a Roman city is now under the water (the area is called Punta Epitaffio). you can see many of the Punta epitaffio finds in a permanent exibith at the "Castello di Baia", a 16th century castle
- Rione Terra - the original Pozzuoli site, evacuated due to seismic activities early in the 1970.
-Casina vanvitelliana, a Villa built by Luigi Vanvitelli (the very same one who built la Reggia di caserta)
- Lago D'Averno, old romans, including Virgil believed, this lake was the entrace to hell.
Many other Roman attractions are around like, Tempio di Diana, Stufe di Nerone, Tempio di Serapide, Piscina Mirabile.... On top of that, from Pozzuoli you can take the ferry to Procida or ischia the less famous but not less beautyful island of Napoli gulf.
While in Campi Flegrei you may want to tast the espresso at Exitus (by far the best espresso in the area), you may want to try the famous " Panino da Mazzella" in Monte di Procida, have some "italian nasty food" at the Tropicana, try some local hidden spot like "Fefe' " and "Primitivo" or enjoy some of the upscale restaurant like Villa Vazia, Edelweiss or Cala Moresca. Pizza is good almost everywhere , I would recommend Borgo Margherita, and you must try some italian pastry like Sfogliatella , Baba' and Coda d'aragosta.
For a day on the beach you do not want to miss, on top of the island Procida and Ischia, the Isolotto San martino, and exclusive rock in the middle of the sea. if you like traditional beach instead, Miseno is your spot.
Campi Flegrei is also one of the hotspot for nightlife during the summer with places like " nabilah" or 'lido turistico" leading the charge.
On top of that downtown Naples is only 12 miles away....
Unfortunally the area is not built around tourism (as should have been) so hotel and trasportation are kind of a downside. On the other end, due to lack in tadequate ouristic development, you will be able to see and expierence most of those places crowd and line free.
Written 1 March 2010
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