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Half day

Tour Description

(week end and festivity)

Volcano, Solfatara and Rione Terra

The volcanic hazard is the probability that a volcanic eruption will occurand vulnerability of a population near to where a volcanic event might occur.Our land has always been inhabited thanks to the fertility of its soil, but it is threatened by two volcanoes: the famous Mount Vesuvius and the super volcano of the Phlegrean Fields, wherethe INGV (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology) in 2012 elevatedthealert level to YELLOW. The tour starts at the Solfatara Volcano, to tell the geological origin of the Phlegrean Fields, its eruptions and the recent activity. Then to Rione Terra, the core of the city of Pozzuoli, evacuated in 1970 caused bythe phenomenon of bradyseism (volcanic uplift), There we visit the archaeological site, the first nucleus of the Roman colony of Puteoli and the Cathedral, a Baroque church built on the ruins of the Roman Temple, a jewel where art and archeology are blended together.

Entrance fee: €7 Solfatara + free at Rione Terra

Sustainable Tourism: Yes – the tour intends to focus the attention on the theme of volcanic hazard and promotes a less beaten itinerary

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Price Excludes

  • Entrance fee
  • All transportations and transfers