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“the whiff of sulfur!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vulcano Solfatara

Vulcano Solfatara
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US$71.35*
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Phlegraean Fields Tour from Naples
Ranked #1 of 42 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.
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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“the whiff of sulfur!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Fascinating walking on a live volcano, apart from the whiff of sulfur we found this very interesting, interestingly enough the smell is supposed to be very good if you want to start a family!!!!

Visited September 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Breathtaking (almost choking)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

It is a long way up the hill on foot (more than 30 min from Pozzuoli) and a fee of 7€ is applicable. The vulcano is great and has a camping site. Sulphurous vapours and mud completed a beautiful landscape.

Visited July 2014
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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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“Vulcano”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We sailed in with Saxon Yacht Charters for a wonderful experience on this once active volcano in the med whilst sailing on a ten day holiday we bathed in the sulphur mud on the beech and enjoyed a wonderful meal with the locals

Visited June 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“Smoking Solfatara”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We took the Circumvesuviana to Naples and then the subway til Pozzuoli. From there we walked to the Solfatara area. At the entrance you get an overview map. Seeing an active volcano for the first time was pretty fascinating. The area is quite big and bright and in different places hot, yellow smoke comes out of the ground with a heavy smell of sulfur. You can find sulfur depositions in many places. Further, you can see the ruins of roman hot springs and an old well which is out of order. There are signs with informative texts (for example the smell of sulfur was said to increase potency, and there was also a recent paper which partly validated this). In any case, bring something to drink on hot days, it just gets hotter near the sulfur smoke and there are no shadow places. We were almost alone in the crater (maybe because we were there on noon time during an incredible hot day in mid August ;).

Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“dated, but a nice phenomenon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

You have to seek to find this place. No marks on the road!
And that's the feeling i have by visiting this place. The locals aren't proud on this place.
In fact it's interesting. The smell, the steam.
bubling mud pools ... very little
So, nice when you're in this neighboorhoud.
If you want to see the real thing, go to Iceland!

Visited July 2014
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