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Visit Europe’s youngest volcano Monte Nuovo, the Averno Crater Lake, and a thousand-year old vineyard on a tour that opens doors to some of the most fascinating features of the Phlegraean Fields region.
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The Phlegraean Fields (literally ‘the burning fields’) is a region rich in volcanic activity. With its almost otherworldly terrain, it’s easy to imagine this landscape as the backdrop of myth. This tour takes its name from Enea, the principal character of Virgil’s epic Latin poem.

Visit Averno Crater Lake, thought in ancient times to be the entrance to the underworld. The sulphurous vapours that rise from its centre gave the lake its name (the Latin ‘Aorno’ means ‘without birds’ alluding to the fact that birds would not fly across the lake). You’ll also visit the Monte Nuovo volcano, the youngest in Europe. Formed in 1538, the volcano is covered in dense vegetation that becomes a pine forest.

Finally you’ll explore the Mirabella Vineyard, covering 4 hectacres along the Averno Crater. The properties of this unique climate produce quality grapes. After a short guided visit of the vineyard, enjoy tasting local wines and dishes. You’re free to spend as long as you like here. As a working vineyard for 1000 years, it’s a quietly magical place.

Inclusions :
  • Guided tour of Monte Nuovo volcano and the Averno Crater Lake
  • Admission to Mirabella Vineyard
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Commentary available in English and Italian

Wed. and Sat.

4 hours

Departure time and location:
10.30 AM; Arco Felice Underground Station (Cumana Line)

Return time and location:
2.30 PM; Mirabella Vineyard

This tour departs from Arco Felice Underground station in Pozzuoli. Customers must make their own way to and from the train station. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with mobility difficulties. Children aged 3 and younger participate for free.
Redemption instructions

After booking your activity, simply follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation email or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

How to exchange your voucher(s):
On the day of your scheduled tour, please bring your voucher(s) and photo identification to the departure location. The full address will appear on your printed voucher(s). You will exchange your voucher(s) with your tour guide. Your tour guide will be waiting outside Arco Felice underground station. He will be holding a 'Baia di Napoli' flag.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.