Vulcano Solfatara

Vulcano Solfatara, Pozzuoli: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Vulcano Solfatara Reviews: 4.5/5

Vulcano Solfatara
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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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Bidule05
France366 contributions
Isabelle (France)
Aug 2020
With its 700 meters in diameter, the Solfatara is an active crater, which was born from a huge phreato-magmatic explosion that took place only 4000 years ago. We learnt that the Solfatara is the most active area of a group of volcanoes which make up what we call the Phlegraean Fields!!!
Access to the Solfatare takes place at the entrance to the Solfatare campsite!
We visited the crater, whose landscapes are lunar and spectacular. We were amazed by the powerful sulfur vapors gushing out at over 160° C (be careful not to bring your hands too close or else burns !!!).
We also saw the ovens, two ancient caves dug at the end of the 19th century in the crater wall, to make natural sudatoriums.
Written May 11, 2021
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Seasandzzz
Dawlish, UK77 contributions
SITE WAS CLOSED AT APRIL 2019 BUT VIEWABLE
Apr 2019 • Couples
We walked up to the site and just keep walking up the hill to get a great view of this crater with sulphur steam smoking out of it. You can smell it! Hopefully they will re-open it soon. 3 people were killed here in 2017 when a child went under the barrier and fell into a hole. Remember that the ground here is moving...soft and dangerous like quicksand. His parents in trying to help fell into the hole and were thought to have been overcome by the sulphuric fumes...an awfully sad tragedy. This region the Campi Flegrei is just awesome but to be respected. So much to see and do in Pozzuoli and surrounding areas.
Written April 26, 2019
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barbakanka
barbakanka50 contributions
Not open...dissapointment
Oct 2018 • Couples
We went to the volcamo on Tuesday which is apparently a day when it is closed. You will not find any information about opening hours or closing...only info that it is closedfor maintance...ridicolous and unprofessional
Written October 16, 2018
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barbara V
Bournemouth, UK39 contributions
Don't bother.
Sep 2018 • Couples
Due to the sad death of 3 people this site is not signposted. It is neglectedif you do manage to find it.
Think the locals don't know what to do next with the site.
Written October 2, 2018
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Ulrike M
Antwerp, Belgium52 contributions
Typical Napoli style of information
Aug 2018 • Couples
We bought the Arte Campania card. They specifically told us that the volcano was accessible with the card.

Took train and bus and walked all the way in scorching heat up to the volcano. to find out that it is already closed for nearly a year???!! For 'maintenance reasons'. Since this was so typical of Napoli and the bad information or lack thereof. We asked a local man. He told us that the volcano is closed since last September since a family of three died in there. Great advertising solfatara! Maybe update your website and don't waste our time!
Written August 26, 2018
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Jo W
Canterbury, UK21 contributions
Total waste of time
Jul 2018 • Family
I'm at a loss as to what the last couple of reviewers are on about. This attraction is completely shut for renovation. We tried walking up the hill to look down in to the area but trees meant we saw absolutely nothing. Don't waste your time!
Written July 26, 2018
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westleykarcher
Lampasas, TX5 contributions
Smelly but awesome.
Aug 2017 • Family
We had a great time here. We were basically the only ones out there. Got some cool youtube videos of the hot gases coming from the ground. They had a little gift shop at the end of the hike.
Written July 6, 2018
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kasia preising
Ennis, Ireland14 contributions
Really worth the time
Jul 2017 • Friends
This is something different from all of those museums and archeological sites. Be aware of the strong volcanic smell, this place is packed with sulfur. You can see it and you can smell it too. Go and check it out!
Written April 19, 2018
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Chris H
Middlewich, UK224 contributions
Closed
Apr 2018 • Couples
Closed until further notice. You can however drive past up the hill a few hundrrd yards and look into the area. The steam is still rising and the sulphury smell still there.
Written April 17, 2018
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hsnaygun
Naples, Italy49 contributions
Amazing nature.
Mar 2018 • Family
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 enjoy.
Written March 16, 2018
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