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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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22 min TEMPO

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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15 min TEMPO

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.

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20 min TEMPO

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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20 min TEMPO

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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25 min TEMPO

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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10 min TEMPO

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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10 min TEMPO

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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Last Tours

Acropolis of Cuma
Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei
Archaeological Park of the Terme di Baia
The Sybil’s Cave
Lake of Avernus
Astroni Crater Natural Reserve
Rione Terra
Temple of Serapis (Macellum)