Vulcano Solfatara, Pozzuoli

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In the rocky hills near Naples, explore the dormant crater, bubbling mud pits, and sulfurous spouts of Vulcano Solfatara, which last erupted in 1198. Stop by the saunas and therapeutic treatment sites from Roman times that are still in use today. You can hike through the park's 33 hectares (81.5 acres), including the 40 volcanoes that constitute the site. Park your car at the entrance, and visit the attractions on foot. By using our Pozzuoli travel planning app , you can arrange your visit to Vulcano Solfatara and other attractions in Pozzuoli.
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  • This volcano is amazing, showing how powerful the nature is. Steam and fumes rise from the ground and hot, acidic mud areas have claimed lives of wanderers recently. Becareful with your steps and enjo...  more »
  • We went in early March and the weather wasn’t good at all. We went up the road and it was all locked up. We could only look down at it from the little lane that runs up along the side of it which lead...  more »
  • We even tried the journey from Naples. The site is about 30 minutes by metro from Garibaldi. The site is always closed this week. A visit is worth it and we see in the distance the fumaroles.
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  • Amazing! It really is a volcano! There is steam, boiling mud and a strong smell of sulphur. Whatcha where you stand some of the rocks are HOT. No one would dare operate a site like this in the UK, for fear of being sued, but this isn't a bad thing, you could get in danger and hurt yourself, but you are trusted not too. It is an experience not to be missed and something a little different from all the Roman ruins. Speaking of the Romans, they thought this was the gateway to hell.
  • As someone who spends a lot of time hiking, this was one of the most interesting natural features I've seen. The vents create a unique natural environment surrounding them, complete with vividly colored rare algae. Supposedly a haven for several rare microorganisms. Definitely recommended and worth the trip from Naples. Just note that if you're sensitive to smells, it may be better to sit this one out.
  • Very interesting visit to a volcanic area with gas and smoke coming out of the ground. It is clear that this kind of environment inspired and attracted ancient romans making them believe that in this area there was entrance to the hell.
  • Must see of you never encountered Volcanic Activity. Also great for Kids (Just make sure they don't play near the Fumaroles, the hot Steam ist scalding). Don't be foolish, bring an Umbrella in Summer, there is no shade.
  • You can go inside the crater of an active volcano. Remember to drop a big stone to feel the earth tremble and hear the hollow sound beneath your feet

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