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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 2 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Gosia B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank BeatriceH561
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ATCO_13
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Beautiful calmness in the "rat race" of Naples. Bubbling mud and steam spouts were mind blowing. Everyone should visit here

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank RennmausHamburg
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 628jscott
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Extremely interesting, loads to see and the guide we had was so informative and took time to explain everything thing going on. This place doesn't disappoint.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank letaylors03
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is really interesting but I just couldn't take the smell. Made me heave for hours afterwards - be prepared to leg-it!! My teenage son (who clearly has no sense of smell) enjoyed it though

Date of experience: June 2016
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Mike H
3 June 2018|
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Response from Tzwozthere | Reviewed this property |
We were there again in September 2018 and it was still closed.
John S
24 March 2018|
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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!