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I want to go to Purgatory (in Italy - solfatara)

I want to go to Purgatory (in Italy - solfatara)

Feb 23rd, 2004, 02:23 PM
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I want to go to Purgatory (in Italy - solfatara)

This is fun.

I was researching Italy sites to visit and around Naples area is Phlegrean Fields where you can visit The Solfatara with it's steaming jets of healing sulfurous vapor in an ancient grotto called Purgatory.

Has anyone been here? What should I expect?

Also how about the funicular that you catch which goes up the mountain by Herculanium?

Anyone done this?

I love these more unusual places!
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 02:41 PM
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Hi faith,

Once again, an interesting thread.

Have you ever been to Naples? It is soooo Italian.

I suggest you view, "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" with Marcello and Sophia.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 02:48 PM
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Any place with steaming jets of sulphurous vapor should be called Hell.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 03:09 PM
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Faith I think you do lead an interesting life, you do seem to seek
out the extraordinary anyway.

I think that area is where Sophia Loren was born and raised and other than that fact, I know nothing about the area, you will have to go and report to us.
I would think sulphur would give me a headache, better leave cousin at home too!

If GAC reads this, he/she must know about it, he knows the area like the back of his hand (or hers).
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 03:22 PM
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I think you are looking for Puzzoli where the earth does in deed "shake under your feet" and sulfur permeates your nostril and your skin turns yellow. A lovely place for lost souls. Don't miss it.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 03:27 PM
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>I think you are looking for Puzzoli where the earth does indeed "shake under your feet" and sulfur permeates your nostril and your skin turns yellow. <

That's the problem with Europeans. They think that they are the center of the universe.

You can find the same things in the US and Canada.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 03:56 PM
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Don't take Bambi. I believe she's phobic about fire ever since that unfortunate incident while tending to her ringlets with the curling iron.
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Feb 24th, 2004, 12:05 PM
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The Solfatara is an interesting sight in the city of Pozzuoli, but there are even more fascinating things to admire in the general vicinity: Cumae (Archeological Zone), Baia (Archeological Zone and Museum), Bacoli (Cento Camerelle and Piscina Mirabilis), the Roman Amphitheatre and the the Temple of Serapide in Pozzuoli, to name the best known. Spending a full day in this part of the Bay of Naples can be extremely rewarding.
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