The Campi Flegrei are an open-air museum, thanks to its shape which is constantly changing due to the strong volcanic activity but also and above all thanks to the massive presence of Greek-Roman archaeological finds being the first Western Greek settlement, they were infact the ones to named the area "burning fields".
The Aragonese Castle of Baia, which stands imposingly on the Gulf of Pozzuoli, will be the first stop on this journey through time, its construction began in 1495 and today houses the Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields, the numerous finds present inside the museum structure come from the various archaeological sites of the Phlegraean area, including the Sacello degli Augustali in Miseno and the Nymphaeum of Punta Epitaffio in Baia.
The second stop will be what was considered the favorite vacation area of the elite of Roman society from the 1st century AD. The archaeological complex of Baia, is made up of imperial villas and thermal baths, of which today it is possible to find only what was then the hilly part of the city, the remaining part being below sea level, sunk due to bradyseismic phenomena.
At lunchtime, we will head towards Pozzuoli which today is a charming fishing town, where it is a must to stop in a local Trattoria for lunch and try the local specialties, with the house wine of which this place is renowned.
To digest we will continue to discover the old city of "Puteoli" which became a Roman colony of vital importance with the main commercial port of the empire that allowed it to import all kinds of wealth and food. Testimony of its greatness of the time is the Flavian amphitheater the third in all of Italy after those of Rome and Capua, but it is certainly the one with the best preserved undergrounds, in fact there are still parts of the gears to lift the cages that carried on the arena wild beasts and probably other elements of the scenography of the shows.
The day will end by reaching the archaeological park of Cuma where we will visit the ruins of the first forms of civilization dating back to the sixth century BC. discovered thanks to the most recent excavations of the early 1900s, including perhaps the most famous monument which is the Siblla's cave.
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Maximum number of people:4
Minimum number of people:2
Pick up point:Everywhere in the center of Naples
Drop off point:Everywhere in the center of Naples
What is included:Pick up and Drop off by car, Tour leader/Driver, Museums entrance tickets
What is excluded:Cost of lunch
Tour features:Private tour, only you and your host
Disability:Not recommended for those with walking problems.