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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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