Monte Nuovo Oasis, a guarded natural park that extends along the crater of the homonymous volcano between Lake Lucrino and Lake Averno.
In ancient times the village called Tripergole once stood there, destroyed in 1538 by the fury of the volcano. Today the volcano is now inactive and the Naturalistic Oasis of Monte Nuovo has become a beautiful tourist destination and area protected by the WWF.
At the crater there are various types of routes where it is possible to admire the fauna and flora characteristic of the place:
The typical route that runs around the circumference of the volcano is about 2 km long and is mostly flat, therefore easy to travel.
The path to take to reach the crater, on the other hand, is about 1.5km long and is quite challenging and treacherous, for this reason we recommend the use of trekking poles to tackle the slopes and dirt both uphill and downhill. The difficulty of walking will be well rewarded by the wonderful view of the Gulf of Pozzuoli.
For those who love to discover places steeped in historical memory, the path called the “tuff ring” will be a splendid discovery and a fascinating journey into the myth and history of the Phlegraean Fields. We recommend suitable clothing and long trousers, to avoid scratches due to dense vegetation.
It is also possible to have a characteristic experience such as the tour of the trail on horseback, thanks to the presence of an equestrian center near the Oasis.
The visit is also recommended for children who can also enjoy the special study center located inside the oasis, where they will be able to admire a realistic simulation of the eruption of a volcano.
HOURS AND COSTS
It is possible to visit the Oasi del Montenuovo, an area protected by the WWF, every day. Admission is free and you can access both independently and with a guided tour, the latter during the morning, between 9:00 and 12:00 or during the afternoon from 14:00 to 17:00. The average duration of the complete visit is approximately three hours, but even with a shorter visit you will be able to appreciate the beauty of the place.
ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS
Naturalistic Oasis of Monte Nuovo 80070 - Pozzuoli (NA)