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Vulcano Solfatara

Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
+39 081 526 2341
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Full-Day Tour of Naples and Solfatara Volcano from Sorrento
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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” (29 reviews)
“steam vents” (10 reviews)
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Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
+39 081 526 2341
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wasn't sure whether I would enjoy Solfatara. But I was pleasantly surprised. It was so incredible being near the steam and feeling the heat. The colours from the Sulphur were vibrant. Even the patches of hot floor were an experience. I didn't think the...More

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't get a guided tour, I would recommend getting one. The guy who sold tickets were very rude, and didn't understand much English.

Thank Amachm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see a real volcano so closely. Just short ride from town centre. Visited just before sunset so beautiful views. Hot steam comes out of the stones and cracks in the ground. We really enjoyed it.

1  Thank Gosia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to confess one of us is a science teacher, but nevertheless this place is fascinating and unlike anywhere else in Europe - so unless you have been lucky enough to see Yellowstone, get up to Pozzuoli to see the boiling mud!!! when you...More

1  Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not expect too much of this crater. The most interesting part is the knowledge that you walk inside Europs biggest vulcano. The site is nothing spectacular. You enter an area which is, expectedly, void of vegetation and if you are lucky, there is one...More

1  Thank ATCO_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful calmness in the "rat race" of Naples. Bubbling mud and steam spouts were mind blowing. Everyone should visit here

Thank Pattty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really worth a visit, probably the most interesting thing to see in Pozzuoli. The smell is really bearable but keep in mind that there are no shades and its an open volcano so it can get pretty hot during the day.

Thank ksenijatr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Solfatara just a few days ago and were most impressed with the idea of being on a volcano and seeing and hearing the natural activity. It was a bit difficult to find and it seemed like we were driving around in circles...More

Thank RennmausHamburg
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The vulcano Solfatara is part of the Phlegraean Fields caldera. The ground is hot and steam and sulfuric fumes rise from the fumeroles. This is probably the closest a person can get to an active volcano as you can walk around the Solfatara and observe...More

Thank 628jscott
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Extremely interesting, loads to see and the guide we had was so informative and took time to explain everything thing going on. This place doesn't disappoint.

Thank Alison J
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