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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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Great place to see a real volcano so closely. Just short ride from town centre. Visited just before sunset so beautiful views. Hot steam comes out of the stones and cracks in the ground. We really enjoyed it.
I have to confess one of us is a science teacher, but nevertheless this place is fascinating and unlike anywhere else in Europe - so unless you have been lucky enough to see Yellowstone, get up to Pozzuoli to see the boiling mud!!! when you...More
Do not expect too much of this crater. The most interesting part is the knowledge that you walk inside Europs biggest vulcano. The site is nothing spectacular. You enter an area which is, expectedly, void of vegetation and if you are lucky, there is one...More
The place is really worth a visit, probably the most interesting thing to see in Pozzuoli. The smell is really bearable but keep in mind that there are no shades and its an open volcano so it can get pretty hot during the day.
We visited the Solfatara just a few days ago and were most impressed with the idea of being on a volcano and seeing and hearing the natural activity. It was a bit difficult to find and it seemed like we were driving around in circles...More
The vulcano Solfatara is part of the Phlegraean Fields caldera. The ground is hot and steam and sulfuric fumes rise from the fumeroles. This is probably the closest a person can get to an active volcano as you can walk around the Solfatara and observe...More
I had a great trip here today, I hired an electric bike in Pozzuoli and this was the 2nd spot I wanted to see.
It's an amazing experience and it demonstrates what the earth is capable of! In my humble opinion.
The sulphur smell wasn't...More