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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
+39 081 526 2341
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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

1  Thank Beatrice H
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

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

Thank Pattty
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.

Thank ksenijatr
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

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

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.

Thank Alison J
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

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

Thank Feebee989
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I took a group of 20 to experience this true volcanic crater experience. It is here that the wonder of tectonic activity can be appreciated first hand, with the bubbling pools, the temperature variations in the ground, the hot steam vents and the sometimes overwhelming...More

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Mike H
3 June 2018|
Response from gema9198 | Reviewed this property |
In data odierna, sul sito c'è la comunicazione che le visite al Vulcano Solfatara sono sospese. All tours at Volcano Solfatara are temporarily suspended.
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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!
Ron S
19 February 2018|
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Response from Manuel D | Reviewed this property |
Heya Roni! Not being Valeria we might help you nevertheless. I just called them. They are still closed for the public and will remain closed until further notice, which means for the next years here in Southern Italy. The... More