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Vulcano Solfatara

Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
+39 081 526 2341
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Transfer from Naples to Volcano Solfatara with Entrance Ticket
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Phlegraean Fields Tour from Naples
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Night Guided Visit of Solfatara with Transfer and Brief Wine Tasting
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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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“bubbling mud” (37 reviews)
“active volcano” (19 reviews)
“steam vents” (11 reviews)
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Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
+39 081 526 2341
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Reviewed April 8, 2015

interesting geology - unfortunately had run out of info sheets in English bot could read the one in French which was available

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Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited here with our sons aged 10 & 14, and spent a fun 1.5-2 hours looking over the site (don't miss the viewpoint - keep right immediately after the entrance building). Jets of steam and smoke coming out of the ground, warm and even...More

Thank Eitheladar
Reviewed April 3, 2015

Walking on the crust of a dormant volcano - fascinating, if not a bit smelly. The guides are brilliant and will provide a very educational experience. We visited as a school party and the guide pitched perfectly for the age group. There was a good...More

1  Thank Rupunzel_11
Reviewed April 1, 2015

I went witha school party and we we all came away with a memorable experience. The landscape was white and blasted and the air heavy with steam and sulphur. Really worth the visit . There were two cafes nearby and the site was a short...More

Thank David P
Reviewed March 16, 2015

This site is well worth the visit even at 7.50 Euros. It can be taken as a leisurely walk into a mildly active Caldera. You will be assailed with the smell of sulphur but that is all part of the experience. Stand next to boiling...More

1  Thank martin s
Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you're on foot, it's a bit of a hike up hill from the station, and is not well signposted at all, but we eventually found it. The volcano itself is inactive, but mineral springs underground bubble up in the crater in the mud. It’s...More

2  Thank vindelis
Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Fields of hot lava and a sulphur smell ..the ground hot to the touch.....enjoyed the visit as did the sons. Does not take too long and worth the time to get there.

1  Thank helencp
Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've managed to see Solfatara in January and I need to admit it was great experience! I was the only person there so I can state it's not very popular among the tourists - it's a shame! It's definitely worth visiting; you can smell the...More

2  Thank glee21
Reviewed January 7, 2015

Interesting and a little freaky ! So...I don`t like to people see my bad english knowledge, this trip in Italy was one of my best vacation, nice places with nice guide and tourists from Hungary.

1  Thank Steluta49
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Didn't expect much of this trip, but loved it. After walking around pozzuoli in search of the place (for some reason Napels and signalisation doesn't go together well), we found the campsite where you can enter the vulcano-site. (So follow the signs to the campsite!)...More

2  Thank Adelheid D
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ted p
October 4, 2017|
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Response from 628jscott | Reviewed this property |
The website says the Solfatara is open from 8:30 am until one hour before sunset. The cost is 7 euros per person. It is closer to reach the site from Naples. It is about a 30 to 35 minute drive from Naples.