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Salse di Nirano

#1 of 7 things to do in Fiorano Modenese Features Animals
Via Rio Salse Il Tronco, 7, 41042 Fiorano Modenese, Italy
+39 0536 833258
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An unusual place

If you're in the area you must see this. Cold volcanoes in the middle of the appenini. The trail is... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
marco b
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Mud vulcanoes: Nice little geological wonders in the nighbourhood of Fiorano

Little vulcanoes gurgling and spitting out methanic mud. A little botanic garden. A farm house... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Erika B
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Formigine, Italy
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The Natural Reserve of Salse di Nirano, which has about 50.000 visitors per year, is located in a low hill territory (elevation from 140 m to 308 m a.s.l.) of the Modena Apennine margin about 30 km from Modena. The salse are emissions of cold mud due to the ascent to the surface of salty and muddy waters mixed with gaseous (methane) and, in minor part, fluid hydrocarbons (petroleum veils) along faults and fractures.
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29 Oct 2016
“An unusual place”
22 Sep 2016
“Mud vulcanoes: Nice little geological wonders in the nighbourhood of Fiorano”
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Via Rio Salse Il Tronco, 7, 41042 Fiorano Modenese, Italy
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area you must see this. Cold volcanoes in the middle of the appenini. The trail is easy and you can get close to the volcanoes

Thank marco b
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Little vulcanoes gurgling and spitting out methanic mud. A little botanic garden. A farm house introducing hillside country life in the 19th century. A restaurant at the foot of the volcanoes. An ideal place to make a nice walk or do some cycling if you...More

Thank Erika B
Reviewed 24 June 2016

When I was studying in middle school, my science textbook classified the phenomena so-called "pseudo volcanic": sulphurous volcanoes, geysers, mofettes. It also recalled the cold mud volcanoes, citing it as the most important in Italy the Aragona "maccalube" (Sicily) and the Nirano "salse". Finally, after...More

Thank Brun066
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Impressing dirt geysirs looking out of the floor due to natural gas pressure. Well documented site, the area is also nice for hiking or taking a bycicle tour in the surrounding hills.

Thank Alpensoft
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Millions of years ago there was a sea here. Now you can see the prehistoric water coming up from the underground. Impressive.

Thank Alberto M
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Nice place, curious phenomenon. You can park the car at the bottom of this area, and with a short walk look the small volcanos and have luch in one of the three restaurant. Not so far from Maranello.

Thank Gabriele G
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Very interesting natural event of bubbling mud volcanos. Close to Maranello related to a nice walk through the beginning of the Apennines in Emilia Romana.

Thank Heiko L
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