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"Solfatara Pozzuoli The..." Day Trip to Pozzuoli Tip by Jannick_L.

Day Trip to Pozzuoli, Naples: 6 reviews and 9 photos


Solfatara Pozzuoli
The Solfatara of Pozzuoli is without a doubt the most interesting volcano of the Phlegreaen Fields, an area north of Naples made up by approximately 40 ancient volcanoes.
You go inside the ancient volcano crater, but it is not dead, just asleep. You can still see some activity.
There are a lot of fumaroles and even some blubbing mudpots.
You can even go inside two ancient saunas:dug into the side of the mountain on the northern side around the end of the 1800s for making natural sweating rooms and later covered by brick. A few minutes in the cave was all that was needed to cause profuse sweating and force the person to heavily breathe in the intense sulphurous vapors that were released. For this reason they were considered excellent for curing respiratory problems, diseases of the skin and rheumatisms. The natural sweat rooms were also well known since Ancient Times and were one of the spa attractions of the Phlegreaen Fields.

Directions: Vulcano Solfatara S.r.l. - Pozzuoli (Napoli) - Italia
othercontact: Tel.: +39 081 5262341 Fax +39 08

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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