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Review of Vulcano Solfatara

Vulcano Solfatara
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US$63.24*
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Night Guided Visit of Solfatara with Transfer and...
Ranked #4 of 51 things to do in Pozzuoli
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Owner description: 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, entrance to Hades. The Solfatara opens up officially to visitors in the year 1900, although it was since time immemorial destination for its renown volcanic phenomena, for the therapeutic properties of the sulfurous waters and for the hot saunas; it was in fact included among the forty most famous thermae of the Phlegreaen Fields since the Middle Ages.
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Visited here with a group of friends whilst on holiday based in Sorrento. Travelled here by train which is an easy and cheap way to travel. It is a short 10 minute walk from the train station (we stopped at a local cafe on the way Pasticceria Caffetteria (lovely cake and coffee). It is a fascinating place with sulphur lakes bubbling with heat, areas where steam erupts through the ground, set in a volcanic crater looking like the moon all white. Well worth a visit. Also a reasonable priced restaurant here with good choice of food and wine.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

For us, present's men, it's not so easy to live some experiences that could give the idea of what earth once was. The Solfatara is lime this. You can reach it from Napoli, with urban railway (a train every 30 minutes), after 40 minutes of travel, plus 15 by feet. Ticket fee is 14 euro, but it worths. After the entrance, go right and up the belvedere where you'll see the whole crater; then walk down and look at the "fangaia" (boiling mud), the "fumarole" (hot steam from the ground), the two little sauna of XIX century.

Thank Luca C
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Get the chance to see the Earth breathing and living.

As part of an active volcanic system, Solfatara offers all visitors the possibility to see first hand how it all works!

You will smell the sulfur (some say it’s very good for your skin!), watch the mud bubble away, immerse yourself in the warm vapour and learn a lot about this sublime area called Campi Flegrei!

Thank valerial33
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

As I live in the area I am familiar with the two supervulcano cells of the Vesuvio and the Phlegrean Fields, to which Solfatara is linked. If you read about it before going there you will have a great and very educational time. If you did not you will find yourself out on your own without any displays explaining something or personnel giving you answers to questions you have. The gentleman at the entrance limits himself to sell you tickets and hand you a useless flyer with advertisements in a language which might be your own - if he guessed correctly. Solfatara offers many very intrresting insights into vulcanism and the area, but requires a guided tour or some studies upfront. Otherwise you will look at a pool of bubbling mud and some stinky steam coming from the ground. They provide you the material, so to speak, you will be responsible if it will be a meaningful visit or not. The cafe in there is not worth your attention and you should avoid the bar/ristorante/pub right outside the exit/entrance, which is a tourist trap. In a nutshell : worth a visit if you prepared it with some background knowledge yourself!

2  Thank Manuel D
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Acess to the site is still closed (28th October). You can see the area and steam rising from a distance from outside the wall. No information about when it will reopen.

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