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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” (33 reviews)
“steam vents” (10 reviews)
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Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
+39 081 526 2341
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here on a Latin trip to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius etc.... Solfatara was great, the big plumes of yellow smoke and the sound of a volcano bubbling away were incredible although the smell is pretty bad but you have to ignore that! Overall, would recommend...More

Thank jj100675
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very special place, but you need to understand the significance of the area to know why. Based on the reviews below, I would suggest reading up on the campi flegrei before visiting otherwise you may not get the most out of the experience

Thank Sean_Jaya
Reviewed 2 days ago

In some ways this was a more engaging visit than going to Vesuvius, because here you get the sense of a volcano bubbling, while Vesuvius feels quiet and dead. There is no climbing here, either! It is just as the guidebooks describe it. The smell...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good but expensive for what it entailed. The teenagers moaned a lot about the smell, no surprise there😀

Thank 17Harradine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pasta,beer and an ice cream for €8 sat out in the sun after a stroll round the crater.Bothe dishes we ordered came within minute the service was good and the waiters were very welcoming and spoke great English.I ordered carbonara although it was quite dry...More

Thank lambchops2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a taxi from the station which was €10, you could easily have walked but it is uphill and with a small child in the heat not the best idea. We had mixed opinions from the children, one absolutely hated the whole experience, the...More

Thank Cawte77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This formed part of our sightseeing trip, we were due to go to Mt Ves but that area was closed due to fires. This area is very disappointing, blinding white rock steam and overpowering smell of rotten eggs is what you will get from this...More

Thank HarryCarson1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing active volcano practicaly within Naples that you can not just see, but also walk through. "Cool" place to visit. There are six 1 hour free parking spots outside the main gate. You can drive through the gate and park inside for 3 Euros unlimited...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vesuvius is still closed for coach trips so we were taken to the active volcano solfatara instead. This was a good substitute as you are able to see volcanic activiy in action. Gases, bubbling mud and a hollow floor that you walk on. Drop a...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time here, for a short tour that was interesting and entertaining. The tour was challenging in the heat, especially with the caldera being even warmer. Would say this is a good stop, but maybe not in the height of summer.

Thank sssmck
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