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Salse di Nirano

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Address: Via Rio Salse Il Tronco, 7, 41042 Fiorano Modenese, Italy
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+39 0536 833258

The Natural Reserve of Salse di Nirano, which has about 50.000 visitors per...

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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An unusual place

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
marco b
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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

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Formigine, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are a sportsperson.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 decades, I've seen them. In this case I was well expecting what I saw. But... More 

Thank Brun066
Mauren, Liechtenstein
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Nonantola, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Modena, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

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.

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