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Vulcanelli di Macalube

Macalube | Strada Statale 189, 95121, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Very interesting

In the middle of nowhere but luckily my husband is from here so we found no problem. natural mini... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2015
chanelle_clark
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London, United Kingdom
Site closed in 2015

Attention, this site has been closed after an accident end 2014, when 2 children were swallowed by... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2015
Maxou00001
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Toulouse, France
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Dec 4, 2015
“Very interesting”
Aug 1, 2015
“Site closed in 2015”
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Macalube | Strada Statale 189, 95121, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

In the middle of nowhere but luckily my husband is from here so we found no problem. natural mini volcanos. a very strange, wonder of an attraction. I would recommend if in the area as its very unusual and interesting.

Thank chanelle_clark
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Attention, this site has been closed after an accident end 2014, when 2 children were swallowed by moving mud. Horrible. Don't drive the 20 km from Agrigente to find a closed and depressing site.

10  Thank Maxou00001
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

Was really looking forward to this and drove for 3 hours to get there.... However We got there at about 2:30 there today 26th October 2014 to find it Closed down, by the Police by the look of the signs, sorry I don't read Italian....More

9  Thank Bouillen
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

Macalube is indeed a great experience to visit. Under the calm bubbles of gas,water and clay there is a great explosive force waiting to unleash itself. Two young children were killed here in Sept 2014. Enter at your own peril.

3  Thank karma667
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I saw that first time! All area is covered with small mud volcanoes from which U hear sizzling and gas discharging. Every now and then it spits out the liquid slurry. Great experience before viewing Etna.

2  Thank MojcaV
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Not easy to find the place, although there are several signs along the way. There is no parking lot, just saw cars parked so we knew we had arrived. The signs have faded long ago. Do not expect an orderly trails. Too bad the place...More

3  Thank Etiy78
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Located 4km south of Aragona,it is a strange,moonlike landscape of mini mud craters and sporadic mini geysers resulting of the methane gas mixing with salt water and clay. Our 9 years old grandaughter told us that it was the highlight of her Sicilian trip!

Thank bernard69
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Where else in the world can you see something like a gurgling clay field? and did I mention it's free! nothing in Europe is free! the signs are faded, but you can always look up this scientific wonder on Wikipedia when you get back home....More

1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Spectacular anomaly which you can get close to and touch for yourself. No fee, no time limits, no people around... just you and the weird force of nature. The "vulcanoes" are 40-100cm high and bubbling with mud... Take your dirtiest shoes since you WILL get...More

2  Thank Panhirsch
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Off the beaten track, but well worth a visit. You have to search hard to find the live "volcanos"; we had a help from a local environmentalist who was leading a school trip. But it is a wonderfully quiet and atmospheric place, where you could...More

2  Thank FaustoCopp1
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Clair262
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Yes, we drove out today and it remains closed.
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