The Solfatara di Canale Monterano is a geothermal area located in the Lazio region, Italy. It is located about 50 km north-west of Rome, near the municipality of Canale Monterano, in the province of Roma.
The Solfatara of Canale Monterano is a site of great geological and touristic interest, thanks to the presence of geothermal and volcanic phenomena that manifest themselves through fumaroles, hot springs and sulphurous gases.
Canale Monterano is a geothermal area that was active in the past, but is currently in a state of quiescence. However, the presence of still evident geothermal phenomena means that the site was declared a regional nature reserve in 1981, in order to protect and conserve its geological and natural heritage.
This solfatara is easily accessible to visitors, thanks to a pedestrian path that allows you to admire the fumaroles, hot springs and other geothermal phenomena present in the area up close. It is possible to visit the site all year round, except in case of bad weather or risk situations due to geological activity.
In summary, the Canale Monterano Solfatara is a geothermal site of great interest and beauty, which is certainly worth a visit for those who are in the area and want to get to know the volcanic and geological activity of the area up close. Photo by Maria Lucia Sforza.