Photo of this volcano
  • Italy
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Explosion crater(s)
  • 1282 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.25°N
  • 10.87°E

  • 500 m
    1640 ft

  • 211001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1282 (in or before) Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Lago Vecchienna
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Larderello.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Larderello.

Photo Gallery

Steam pours from cooling towers at Larderello, one of the world's most productive geothermal areas. Larderello is located in the Tuscany region of Italy, at a solfatara field in an area underlain by sediments of Eocene-to-Pliocene age. The only surficial morphological manifestation of volcanism is a series of about a dozen explosion craters 30-250 m in diameter. The youngest of these, the Lago Vecchienna crater, ejected blocks and ash during a phreatic eruption in about 1282 CE and is now filled by a 250-m-wide lake.

Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1985 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Larderello in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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