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Vulcano Solfatara, Pozzuoli

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In the rocky hills near Naples, explore the dormant crater, bubbling mud pits, and sulfurous spouts of Vulcano Solfatara, which last erupted in 1198. Stop by the saunas and therapeutic treatment sites from Roman times that are still in use today. You can hike through the park's 33 hectares (81.5 acres), including the 40 volcanoes that constitute the site. Park your car at the entrance, and visit the attractions on foot. By using our Pozzuoli travel planning app, you can arrange your visit to Vulcano Solfatara and other attractions in Pozzuoli.
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  • We walked up to the site and just keep walking up the hill to get a great view of this crater with sulphur steam smoking out of it. You can smell it! Hopefully they will re-open it soon. 3 people...  more »
  • We went to the volcamo on Tuesday which is apparently a day when it is closed. You will not find any information about opening hours or closing...only info that it is closedfor maintance...ridicolous....  more »
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  • I speak of the Solfatara of Pozzuoli, a caldera almost embedded in the urban landscape of the city and the most obvious manifestation of the flegrea eruptive nature.Visiting Solfatara with elementary/middle school was a must of my school years. Then we moved on to the EasterS at the Solfatara and then we came to the purest love for this symbolic place, terrifying yet fascinating beyond measure.
  • If you would like to see a volcano then please visit this place. I believe years back a family lost their life and fall inside it and since then for the purpose of security and safety they closed this place for public visit.A part of the European equivalent to Yellowstone Volcano. The last VEI class 8 eruption here was in the last glacial period (Wisconsin Glaciation) prior to the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM).
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