We just completely updated our website. Let us know if you are encountering any issues.

Cave of Dogs

When wealthy travelers embarked on the Grand Tour of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, one popular stop near Naples was the Cave of Dogs. Here, local guides would happily demonstrate the cave’s accumulation of carbon dioxide by suffocating dogs in the fumes, before hopefully reviving them in the waters of the nearby lake.

The Cave of Dogs (Grotta del Cane) is a small cave near Pozzuoli, Naples. Inside is a fumarole that spews out carbon dioxide, which, being heavier than air, accumulates in the lower, deeper parts of the cave. Back in its heyday, visitors would typically visit this strange cave as part of a tour of the volcanic Phlegraean Fields.

Nearby

Sites

World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
NameSinceDistance
Sacristy of San Domenico Maggiore 20207.4kmsite_ao
Stazione Neapolis 20207.4kmsite_ao
Tomb of the First Bishop of New York 20207.4kmsite_ao
Birthplace of the Pizza Margherita Plaque 20206.4kmsite_ao
The Phlegraean Fields de en fr it 4.4kmsite_izi
Anjou-Aragonese-Spanish en it 6.7kmsite_izi
Greek Naples – between the Naples museum of archeology and the historical center en it zh 20166.9kmsite_izi
Porta Nolana 20208.5kmsite_ao
Lipsanothecae of the Chapel of Saint Francesco de Geronimo 20207.1kmsite_ao
Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai 20207.6kmsite_ao
San Gennaro Mural 20207.9kmsite_ao
Via dei Presepi 20197.7kmsite_ao
Europe’s Most Beautiful Metro Station 20196.8kmsite_ao
Gaiola Island 20194.1kmsite_ao
MUSA Anatomy Museum 20187.7kmsite_ao
Casina Vanvitelliana 20189.5kmsite_ao
The Arm of St. Thomas Aquinas 20187.4kmsite_ao
Catacombs of Saint Gaudiosus 20187.5kmsite_ao
Skull Cult of Saint Mary of the Souls of Purgatory 20177.6kmsite_ao
Naples Underground 20187.7kmsite_ao
Flavian Amphitheater of Pozzuoli 20183.9kmsite_ao
Bourbon Tunnel 20186.4kmsite_ao
Anatomy Museum of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli 20187.7kmsite_ao
Upside-Down Fig Tree 20168.5kmsite_ao
Piazza Grande 19799.5kmsite_brutalism
Vele di Scampia 9.8kmsite_brutalism
La Casa del Portuale 9.1kmsite_brutalism
Historic Centre of Naples 19958.2kmsite_whs

About the source: Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura aims 'to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share'. You can contribute to their collection on their website.

Leave a Reply