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Acropolis of Cuma
26 Aug 2015

Acropolis of Cuma

Archaeological excavations of Cuma returned the remains of the ancient city of Cuma, the oldest Greek colonies in Italy, dating back to 730 BC and it abandoned in 1207 when it was destroyed by the Neapolitan armies. Of the greek temple (V cent. BC), traditionally attributed to Jupiter, there remains only the path of the podium. In the fifth century it was transformed into a...

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Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei
26 Aug 2015

Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei

The Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei is located in the Aragonese Castle of Baia. It provides the gradual exposure of the most significant finds in the archaeological sites of the Phlegrean area. The halls so far triggered concern: the Shrine of the Augustals Miseno; plaster casts found at the Terme di Baia (remains of work performed by local sculptors committed to make copies of Greek...

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Archaeological Park of the Terme di Baia
26 Aug 2015

Archaeological Park of the Terme di Baia

It is a complex yet to be identified in its functions for particular types of distribution environments: some scholars assumed that this is the Imperial Palace. Clearly, however, the destination spa of some environments, technically very elaborate, like the dome of the “Temple of Mercury” (diameter: 21.46 m). Traditionally, they have been recognized four complexes called “temples”: Diana, Mercury, Venus and Venus Sosandra.


The Sybil’s Cave
26 Aug 2015

The Sybil’s Cave

The building, with its carved into the stone, fascinates and inspires fear for the atmosphere of mystery surrounding it. According to the description of Virgil (Aeneid, Book VI), it is precisely in this place to search the home of the legendary priestess of Apollo. But it could also be a rare example of funerary architecture of the Cretan-Mycenaean inspiration. A hallway (dromos) along m. 13...

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Lake of Avernus
26 Aug 2015

Lake of Avernus

It is the location that mostly evoke Homer, Virgil and the cult of the afterlife, because it was considered the entrance to Hades. It is a volcanic lake, deep in the center m. 34 approx. In 37 BC, on ideation of Agrippa, it was connected to the sea by the lake Lucrino, with a wide canal, in order to realize a colossal arsenal (Portus Julius)....

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Astroni Crater Natural Reserve
26 Aug 2015

Astroni Crater Natural Reserve

Astroni Crater Natural Reserve is a state nature reserve managed by WWF Italy. It is a crater, one of the largest among the thirty that are located in the Campi Flegrei area and certainly the best preserved in its structure. It is crossed by nature trails and observatories for birds, equipped with explanatory panels and boards, for a total of 15 km of diverse trails....

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Rione Terra
26 Aug 2015

Rione Terra

Rione Terra is the first settlement of Pozzuoli, inhabited since the second century BC It is located on a small hill which was used to double check the enemies’ arrivals coming by sea or by land. The neighborhood was evacuated in 1970 due to the bradisismo, further damaged by the 1980 earthquake in Irpinia and a new upsurge of bradyseism in the eighties. The District...

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Temple of Serapis (Macellum)
26 Aug 2015

Temple of Serapis (Macellum)

Improperly considered a temple because of the discovery during the first excavations of a statue of the Egyptian god Serapis, it is actually the Macellum (public market) of Roman Puteoli. It looks like a square courtyard onto which the shops, which open alternately inward and outward. Extensive traces of the marble floor and the covering of the toilets are the testimony of the incomparable architectural...

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Flavian Amphitheatre
17 Jul 2015

Flavian Amphitheatre

The Flavian Amphitheatre is one of two existing Roman amphitheater in Pozzuoli (the other is currently buried under the line of the underground). Begun under Nero and completed by Vespasian (A.D. 69-79); measure m.149 x 116 and could hold about 20,000 spectators. Well-preserved the undergrounds where it was possible to study the complex of cages lifting system with the beasts. In 305, under the persecution...

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Vulcano Solfatara
17 Jul 2015

Vulcano Solfatara

The Solfatara of Pozzuoli is the most interesting volcano of Campi Flegrei, an area situated in north of Naples made up of about 40 ancient volcanoes. With an area of about 33 hectares, the nature reserve offers ideas for an interesting hike with the presence, in addition to the renown volcanic phenomena such as fumaroles, the mofettes and mud volcanoes, even of woods and Mediterranean...

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