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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). Along the eastern shore of Lake Averno, you can admire the magnificent thermal room, known as the “Temple of Apollo”, of Hadrian, covered by a dome with a diameter of about 38 meters, slightly lower than that of the Pantheon in Rome . Along its banks it is also facing the Sibyl’s cave.

Minuti a piedi 60 minuti
TEMPO
20 min
Distanza dall'hotel 8 Km
TOURS
acropoli-cuma

Acropolis of Cuma

Archaeological excavations of Cuma returned the remains of the ancient city of Cuma, the oldest…

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26 Aug 2015
Tempo
20 minuti
Museo-Archeologico-dei-Campi-Flegrei

Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei

The Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei is located in the Aragonese Castle of Baia. It…

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26 Aug 2015
Tempo
22 minuti
Parco-Archeologico-delle-Terme-di-Baia

Archaeological Park of the Terme di Baia

It is a complex yet to be identified in its functions for particular types of…

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26 Aug 2015
Tempo
15 minuti
antro-sibilla

The Sybil’s Cave

The building, with its carved into the stone, fascinates and inspires fear for the atmosphere…

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26 Aug 2015
Tempo
20 minuti
lago-daverno

Lake of Avernus

It is the location that mostly evoke Homer, Virgil and the cult of the afterlife,…

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26 Aug 2015
Tempo
20 minuti
riserva-astroni

Astroni Crater Natural Reserve

Astroni Crater Natural Reserve is a state nature reserve managed by WWF Italy. It is…

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26 Aug 2015
Tempo
25 minuti
rione-terra

Rione Terra

Rione Terra is the first settlement of Pozzuoli, inhabited since the second century BC It…

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26 Aug 2015
Tempo
10 minuti
tempio-serapide

Temple of Serapis (Macellum)

Improperly considered a temple because of the discovery during the first excavations of a statue…

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26 Aug 2015
Tempo
10 minuti
anfiteatro-flavio

Flavian Amphitheatre

The Flavian Amphitheatre is one of two existing Roman amphitheater in Pozzuoli (the other is…

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17 Jul 2015
Tempo
5 minuti
vulcano-solfatara

Vulcano Solfatara

The Solfatara of Pozzuoli is the most interesting volcano of Campi Flegrei, an area situated…

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17 Jul 2015
Tempo
2 minuti