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Solfatara - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Solfatara, 80078 Pozzuoli, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

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About Solfatara

The solfatara of Pozzuoli is one of the forty volcanoes that make up the Campi Flegrei; it is located about three kilometers from the center of the city of Pozzuoli. It is an ancient but still active volcanic crater in the quiescent state that for nearly two millennia retains an activity of fumarole d ' sulfur dioxide, jets of mud boiling, and high soil temperature. The Solfatara today represents an outlet for the magma present under the Campi Flegrei, thanks to which it is possible to maintain

Attractions Near Solfatara

Phlegraean Fields
Phlegraean Fields0.05km from Solfatara

The Campi Flegrei is a large area located in the Gulf of Pozzuoli, west of the city of Naples and its gulf. The area has been known since ancient times for its lively volcanic activity. It is an ancient supervolcano. The area also features bradyseismic phenomena, which are most evident at the Macellum of Pozzuoli: bands of boreholes left by marine molluscs on marble columns show that the level of the site in relation to sea level has varied.

Flavian Amphitheater
Flavian Amphitheater1.19km from Solfatara

Located in the center of the city of Rome is the largest amphitheater in the world. Able to hold an estimated number of spectators between 50,000 and 87,000, it is the most important Roman amphitheater, as well as the most impressive monument of ancient Rome that has come down to us. Inserted in 1980 in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, together with all the historic center of Rome.

Nisida4km from Solfatara

Nìsida is a small island belonging to the archipelago of the Flegrean islands, located at the extreme offshoot of the Posillipo hill, in the locality of Coroglio. From an administrative point of view it is part of Bagnoli, a district of the municipality of Naples. The island is not accessible as it houses the Juvenile Penal Institute of Naples, and its small port towards Coroglio was used by NATO until its transfer. In fact, until 2012 there was the Allied Maritime Command, which moved to Englan

Parco Virgiliano
Parco Virgiliano4.66km from Solfatara

Also called the Garden of Remembrance, the park has splendid views over the Bay of Naples, from Cape Miseno to the Sorrento Peninsula, as well as the island of Procida, Ischia, and Capri. A series of terraces overlooking the whole Gulf of Naples provides the park with a unique array of impressive vistas, including views of the coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius, Gaiola Bay, Pollione'S amphitheater, Trentaremi Bay, Nisida island.

Aragonese Castle of Baia
Aragonese Castle of Baia5.32km from Solfatara

The Aragonese Castle is a fortification that stands on a tidal island of trachytic rock on the eastern side of the island of Ischia, connected by a 220 m long brick bridge to the ancient Borgo di Celsa , known as Ischia Ponte. The islet on which the castle was built derives from a syntactic eruption that occurred over 300,000 years ago. It reaches a height of 113 meters above sea level and covers an area of ​​approx56 000 m².

Lake Avernus
Lake Avernus5.53km from Solfatara

The lake Averno is a lake volcano which is located in the town of Pozzuoli, precisely between the fraction of Lucrino and the archaeological site of Cuma, the city of Naples metropolitan area. The lake is home to a settled community of coots along with great grebes, mallards, and other ducks. Near the lake, there is the Temple of Apollo. The lake is roughly circular, measuring 2 km in circumference and 60 m.

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Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.