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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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  • Average7%
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  • Terrible1%
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“bubbling mud” (36 reviews)
“active volcano” (19 reviews)
“steam vents” (11 reviews)
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Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
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+39 081 526 2341
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"bubbling mud"
in 36 reviews
"active volcano"
in 19 reviews
"steam vents"
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"steam coming"
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"volcanic activity"
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"rotten eggs"
in 5 reviews
"camping site"
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"turn right"
in 6 reviews
"your feet"
in 7 reviews
"the main road"
in 4 reviews
"unique place"
in 3 reviews
"interesting visit"
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"first hand"
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"bit smelly"
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"metro line"
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"great trip"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here. We were basically the only ones out there. Got some cool youtube videos of the hot gases coming from the ground. They had a little gift shop at the end of the hike.

Thank westleykarcher
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is something different from all of those museums and archeological sites. Be aware of the strong volcanic smell, this place is packed with sulfur. You can see it and you can smell it too. Go and check it out!

1  Thank kasia p
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Closed until further notice. You can however drive past up the hill a few hundrrd yards and look into the area. The steam is still rising and the sulphury smell still there.

1  Thank ChrisH468975
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This volcano is amazing, showing how powerful the nature is. Steam and fumes rise from the ground and hot, acidic mud areas have claimed lives of wanderers recently. Becareful with your steps and enjoy.

2  Thank hsnaygun
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We went in early March and the weather wasn’t good at all. We went up the road and it was all locked up. We could only look down at it from the little lane that runs up along the side of it which leads to...More

1  Thank Tzwozthere
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 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

3  Thank Kai L
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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

1  Thank NorfolkRasher
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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
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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
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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

2  Thank Manuel D
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Mike H
3 June 2018|
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Response from gema9198 | Reviewed this property |
In data odierna, sul sito c'è la comunicazione che le visite al Vulcano Solfatara sono sospese. All tours at Volcano Solfatara are temporarily suspended.
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John S
23 March 2018|
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Response from ChrisH468975 | Reviewed this property |
no its shut.
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Ron S
18 February 2018|
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Response from Manuel D | Reviewed this property |
Heya Roni! Not being Valeria we might help you nevertheless. I just called them. They are still closed for the public and will remain closed until further notice, which means for the next years here in Southern Italy. The... More
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