Solfatara

solfatara

The Solfatara, the mythical entrance to the Ancient Romans’ Hell, is an inactive volcano, part of the volcanic region known as Phlegrean Fields. It is famous for its steaming jets of sulphurous vapor. Sulphur was extracted here in the past, and until 1800 it was a spa renowned for its mineral waters, natural saunas and mud. The Solfatara is the epicenter of the cyclic phenomenon of the rising and lowering of ground level in the Phlegrean Fields known as bradyseism.

 

 

————————————————————–

mail: naplestourguide@gmail.com

tel: +39 3284134719

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: