THE PHLEGRAEAN FIELDS
As soon as you disembark at our landing place, you can immediately breathe an air full of culture. The Phlegraean Fields offer several historical, nature and mythical itineraries: from the Flavio amphitheatre to the Serapide Temple from the extraordinary Roman ruins of Rione Terra to the “moon” crater of the Solfatara, one of the few open-sky active volcanoes that can be visited.
10 km further on is the Aragonese Castle of Baia, seat of the archaeological Phlegraean Museum with its beautiful view over the Gulf of Pozzuoli, while the submerged archaeological park at the foot of the Castle – 5/6 metres below sea level – is a unique occasion for an underwater trip: Bacoli instead offers the outstanding itineraries of the Cento Camarelle and the Piscina Mirabilis (A Roman Cistern);
a ‘must’ is a visit to theSibilla’s Grotto at Cuma, an essential stop for foreign and Italian tourists. the seafront (via Caracciolo) starts here. Just a short way from here you get to the Villa Comunale and Mergellina, with its touristic harbour,where the fishermen sell: fish and shellfish. On the southern side of the coast, there is the famous hill of Posillipo, Marechiaro, and the little island of Nisida that separates the Gulfs of Naples and Pozzuoli with its bay. Finally the museums: the National Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Capodimonte, that offer the sight of their beautiful art collections.