Via Solfatara, Pozzuoli, Italy
Solfatara Pozzuoli Reviews
Interesting smell! Oct 16, 2010
Located near Pozzuoli and just a short while away from Naples, Solfatara is a shallow volcanic crater which can be visited in the Campi Flegrei volcanic area. In 305, the Solfatara also served as the site for the beheading of Saint Proclus (patron of Pozzuoli) and Saint Januarius (patron of Naples).
The sight of the smoke bellowing out from the crater is amazing. The temperatures are high, so it’s best to keep slightly away from the crater! I thought the sulphur smell was overbearing but you do get used to it after five minutes.
Entrance fee is several euros a head and there is a very good car park located at the entrance. Before the crater, there are some lovely gardens to walk through. A café, gift shop and toilets are also located on site near the entrance.
A nice but smelly encounter with mother nature. Worth seeing!
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