26 Aug 2015
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 has long been the subject of restoration and renovation, together with archaeological underlying path but, as of 2014, is again open and can be visited. It houses the Duomo of Pozzuoli, the so-called “Temple of Augustus.”