Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vulcano Solfatara

Vulcano Solfatara is another really cool attraction to visit in Naples. It is a shallow volcano crater. It is a dormant volcano which emits jet streams with sulfur fumes. It formed about 4000 years ago and last erupted in 1198. There are multiple areas where sulfur fumes steam out of the ground. They are really hot and smelly! Like rotten eggs. 
The day we went was actually really hot anyways so adding in the streams of sulfur and boiling mud all around us and being on white sand with the sun also reflecting up from under us it was a little too much to handle. haha. But we did have the whole place to ourselves so the photos look good. I guess you have to make some sacrifices ;) 
The Romans actually settled in this area when coming to Naples because of the volcanic activity and the natural hot springs. That is why the Flavian Amphitheater is so close to the area. 

And there is a campsite on the grounds and a cafe and bookstore. It is a cool little gem in the Naples area. 
love, Carlee

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Thanks for the wonderful comment. I read and enjoy every single one. Have a question for me, I will reply as soon as I can. Love , Carlee