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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...more
80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

It is a little pricey, but there is nothing like it. You don't need to spend a lot of time there but it is certainly worth seeing and taking the obligatory picture in a cloud of hot sulfer gas! I found the information about the...More

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank ap4iowast
Reviewed 8 March 2012

If you can stand the sulphur stink and you love volcanos this is a must. You can get in trough the camping "la solfatara" gate, where you can buy the ticket at the counter counter.

Date of experience: June 2011
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

The Solfatara gives you the feeling of of a real volcano. It displays boiling water, fumes, red ashes and very hot soil. I went there with my grandchildren (6, 7, 11 and 13 years of age) and they enjoyed the place. Tip: Better to hire...More

Date of experience: May 2011
1  Thank JGLQBC
Reviewed 11 October 2011

This is a much better and cheaper alternative to Vesuvius. Real volcanic activity not just an empty crater. Plus it's close to the third largest amphitheatre in Italy.

2  Thank aberwhite
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Going to the Solfatara volcano is a must-do activity for anyone faintly interested in geology, history, strange natural phenomena....it is a one of a kind spot. You know you are approaching the Solfatara when the air starts to reek of sulfur. You pull into a...More

Date of experience: June 2011
5  Thank travelfreak53
Reviewed 13 August 2011

So many options in southern Italy on how you choose to spend your time! We have lived in Italy now for 7 months and finally made a visit to this dormant volcano. My son would ride to work with my husband on his way to...More

Date of experience: August 2011
2  Thank gibsonchop
Reviewed 24 July 2011

We actually enjoyed the visit, it was an interesting site with a really bad smell of rotten eggs, bubbling mud and many smelly steamy vents. Myself and my partner ended up with very irritated nose and eyes to the point of swelling, redness and soreness...More

18  Thank lizziecobb
Reviewed 7 February 2011

As per an earlier reviewer - their title said it all...and we don't even speak German! This place was very cool - smelly, steamy, bubbly, muddy, - definitely worth a visit. It's rare you can get so up-close with a really unique natural site like...More

Date of experience: January 2011
Reviewed 17 March 2010

We have seen a lot of attractions in Italy, but this is the best one. You must see it. It is smelly and a little bit frightning, but you must go there.

Thank ronit11
Reviewed 28 February 2008

Tucked away and not as yet horribly commercialized is the facinating volcano of Solfatara. You can walk the path through the crater by bubbling and sizzling mud pools. The smell of sulphur is overpowering from the many fumaroles emitting steam and gases. Well worth a...More

1  Thank RorysRavers
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Mike H
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Response from Tzwozthere | Reviewed this property |
We were there again in September 2018 and it was still closed.
John S
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Response from RennmausHamburg | Reviewed this property |
No, I did not think it was dangerous. Anything that could be dangerous is fenced off and if you stay on the designated trails, all will be well. We loved it there!