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Campi Flegrei, Naples

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A large volcanic area just west of Naples, Campi Flegrei include 24 craters and volcanic edifices. According to Greek mythology, this multi-crater caldera once provided a home for Hephaestus, the god of fire. Though currently dormant, the "supervolcano" probably holds enough eruptive power to devastate not only the surrounding area, but also most of the planet. For the moment, though, the massive volcano shows no sign of imminent eruption and remains part of a protected regional park. Visit this potentially deadly threat at Europe's doorstep to observe evidence of volcanic activity occurring deep below the surface, including effusive gas manifestations and small tremors. Plan your Campi Flegrei visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naples using our Naples travel itinerary maker.
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  • Campi Flegrei-Phlegrean fields as the ancient city of Herculaneum lies in the shadow of Pompeii and Vesuvius have been overshadowed by the phlegrean fields. Unfortunately, few realize how unique and wonderful this place. Most visited Vesuvius and forget that here in Pozzuoli, near Naples, almost in one district of the city of volcanic lava so close to the Earth's surface, that top breed almost PL avajut on it. Just imagine where else in the world you will be able to sit in on the Metro line and after 30 minutes and 15 minutes hiking promenade to be in a super volcano among Active fumaroles emitting superheated steam and volcanic gases with temperature up to 160 degrees. Go and you will not regret the time and which actually leisurely walk will take no more than a couple of hours with compulsory photographing amid the pillars and yellow pair of sulfur fumaroles. Remember that there is a discount on the campaign map. If you are interested in walking and you don't want to see flickering around people, then go after 17:00 or vice versa in the morning for the opening of the territory. We came to the end of March to 18:00 and walked in alone almost sunset, creating an additional atmosphere and Entourage for photos. By the way, remember that in the Grove, which is located immediately after the entrance be good camping and you can spend the night there, and in the evening go to cook fish directly over one of the sizzling fumaroles. Practical tips: 1. Go early in the evening or in the morning that there would be a lot of people 2. Bring water 3. Comfortable footwear is desirable 4. Try the local wine Red-Campi Flegrei is a blend of 50-70% of the grape variety "Piedirosso" 10-30% Aglianico and/or Sciascinoso and up to 10% of other local varieties. White wine is 50-70%, 10-30% Biancolella, Falanghina and/iliCoda di Volpe, with 30% of other grapes. Good luck!
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  • A postcard from Naples, nice, charming, with landscapes unique in its kind. from live
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  • A rather unique area, where live different realities from the point of view of socio-economic landscape point of view, in fact mixes volcanic activity attractions not valued at the maximum but for their extraordinary characteristics, all seasoned with a history from mythology. Only
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