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A volcanic area that gives off sulfurous gases and steam.

[Italian, from solfo, sulfur, from Latin sulfur.]

sol′fa·ta′ric adj.


(Physical Geography) a volcanic vent emitting only sulphurous gases and water vapour or sometimes hot mud
[C18: from Italian: a sulphurous volcano near Naples, from solfo sulphur]
ˌsolfaˈtaric adj
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The incident occurred at the Solfatara Crater in Pozzuoli, a popular tourist destination.
Officers said the parents tried to rescue the boy after he entered an off-limits area at the Solfatara Crater in Pozzuoli, near Naples, and slipped.
The tragedy unfolded yesterday at the popular Solfatara site, which was surrounded by a fence that was supposed to keep tourists out.
The couple's other son, seven, who was unhurt at the Solfatara crater in Italy, watched helplessly before sprinting off to beg passers-by for help.
Catalogue of the active volcanoes and solfatara fields of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Miss Willis, Mr Williams and 9 Year 13 students had an excellent and interesting time visiting Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Solfatara.
Contractor address : Via della Solfatara, km 10,750
Sulphur comes into the story early: sometime around 305 AD, according to Catholic hagiography, Gennaro (Januarius), the early Christian bishop of Benevento, was martyred by the emperor Diocletian in the Solfatara, the great volcanic crater that smoulders and quakes at Pozzuoli, to the north-west of Naples; the dried blood from his severed head, kept in two glass phials in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, still miraculously liquifies three times a year to signify his benevolent surveillance of city affairs.
The students climbed to the top of Vesuvius and were able to get close to Solfatara, a volcanic crater which still emits jets of steam and sulphurous fumes.
And Catalunya's A Tres Bandes presents Solfatara - a relentlessly inventive and hilarious play.
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