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“Like being on another planet!”
Review of Vulcano Solfatara

Vulcano Solfatara
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US$47.93*
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Transfer from Naples to Volcano Solfatara with Entrance Ticket
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US$65.90*
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Night Guided Visit of Solfatara with Transfer and Brief Wine Tasting
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US$447.41*
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Private Tour from Naples to Phlegrean Fields, Pozzuoli, and Cuma
Ranked #1 of 49 things to do in Pozzuoli
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Wow! What a fantastic place! We took a short trip on the metro to get here from Naples and are so glad we did. It's very easy to find; straight up the hill from the metro station. Entrance to the volcano cost 7€ and we thought this was very cheap considering what you see for that money. It really does feel like you're standing on an alien planet with the smell of sulphur, the smoke billowing out of the ground and the boiling pools of mud and water. Very strange! There are also some nice hiking routes nearby if that's your thing. On the day we visited there was only one other couple there wandering around, even though it was in the middle of July. I would recommend this place to everyone, but especially for those who, for whatever reason are unable to make the climb up to Vesuvius's crater. At Solfatara you actually get to see more volcanic activity and it's more easily accessible.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

It's quite a surprise when you walk into this place - the contrast with the surrounding area is extraordinary. It's particularly odd that we saw more volcanic activity here than at Vesuvius, and up close too. There's not a lot to see but well worth a visit. And the car parking is free, yes, free.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We visited this volcano which is easily accessible, located just a short walk from the town centre.
There is an entrance fee of 7 euro but it is well worth the expense. A guide is available if needed but we followed the route specified and were bowled over by the bubbling mud and open air geisers. There were hardly any other people at the site, but I should imagine it is a popular location in the holiday season. There is a souvenir shop, books and products made from the solfatara mud, which has a natural cleansing quality. There is also a small restaurant at the entrance where you can obtain drinks and snacks.

2  Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

easy to get to interesting, try picking up a large rock and drop it onto the caldera floor an interesting hollow boom type sound no the volcano is not about to open up and swallow you the ground is of a minute bubble type construction. fumaroles, boiling mud pit to see more accessible than vesuvius, look for the monitoring equipment including infrared camera. the north east side has become more active in recent years and outside the northeast side of the volcano has also become active in recent years including at times a geyser type fumarol.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The vulcano solfatara is located right in pozzuoli. It is a stunning place where you can find open air geisers, boiling water pools. It seems like the beginning of hell. Definitely unique and worth a visit! In addition around the area there are also nice fish restaurants you need to try.

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