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Vulcano Solfatara

Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
+39 081 526 2341
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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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“bubbling mud” (37 reviews)
“active volcano” (19 reviews)
“steam vents” (11 reviews)
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Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
+39 081 526 2341
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the place today, but it is closed. You can however look at it from a distance to see clouds of gasses emerging from the crater. Worth the visit if you are in the area

Thank Kai L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with a group of friends whilst on holiday based in Sorrento. Travelled here by train which is an easy and cheap way to travel. It is a short 10 minute walk from the train station (we stopped at a local cafe on the...More

Thank NorfolkRasher
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

For us, present's men, it's not so easy to live some experiences that could give the idea of what earth once was. The Solfatara is lime this. You can reach it from Napoli, with urban railway (a train every 30 minutes), after 40 minutes of...More

Thank Luca C
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Get the chance to see the Earth breathing and living. As part of an active volcanic system, Solfatara offers all visitors the possibility to see first hand how it all works! You will smell the sulfur (some say it’s very good for your skin!), watch...More

Thank Valeria L
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

As I live in the area I am familiar with the two supervulcano cells of the Vesuvio and the Phlegrean Fields, to which Solfatara is linked. If you read about it before going there you will have a great and very educational time. If you...More

Thank Manuel D
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Acess to the site is still closed (28th October). You can see the area and steam rising from a distance from outside the wall. No information about when it will reopen.

4  Thank 92jac09
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

What a great place. We have visited Vesuvius and Etna but this was my husband's favourite. We went at the end of the day and there was hardly anybody else there. Great to get right in amongst it. All notifications about the site are in...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We visited this very lively volcano crater a couple of days before the tragic deaths of a young boy and his parents - in fact we walked very close to the spot where the tragedy occurred. I am almost reluctant to review the attraction as...More

1  Thank Gilbo G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My wife and I visited the Solfatara on September 24, 2017, roughly one week after 11 year old Lorenzo and his parents died in the volcanic mud pool. The entrance to the Solfatara was closed to all pedestrians but the campground continues to operate (yes,...More

Thank Rene C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

As of at least 26th September, access to Solfatara was prohibited, following the tragic deaths there a fortnight beforehand. I think there is some uncertainty about the safety of the site in general as the volcano is expected to erupt at some point in the...More

Thank Rob_H_London_1975
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ted p
4 October 2017|
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Response from 628jscott | Reviewed this property |
The website says the Solfatara is open from 8:30 am until one hour before sunset. The cost is 7 euros per person. It is closer to reach the site from Naples. It is about a 30 to 35 minute drive from Naples.