Pozzuoli Travel Guide

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Pozzuoli Things to Do

  • The Amphitheater Has Subterranean...

    The Arena is 72x 42m and is raised above ground level. Below ground level are the substructures that contain the cages for wild beasts and areas for creating scaffolding for gladiator flights. The arena was even flooded to allow for mock naval battles.

  • We Discover Water Buffalo Mozzarella...

    At dinner on our first evening our waiter demanded that we follow our main course with a plate of water buffalo mozzarella cheese made just south of Naples. We were hooked and we have eaten it with ripe tomato and slathered with fine olive oil and good local vinegar. In the US we can now get imported fresh mozzarella but rarely the water buffalo...

  • Solfatara Is A Semi-extinct Volcano

    Solfatara is a large crater surrounded by hills of tufa. Inside the crater the underlying crust s have many fissures through which jets of steam issue. Scattered around the crater there are pools of boiling water and mud similar to places in Yellowstone Park, but there are no geysers. Guides will sometimes cause flames to emit from the fumaroles to...

  • The Third Largest Amphitheater of...

    One enters the amphitheater from under the outer walls and can see the deeper cage areas all around..It is the third largest amphitheater of ancient times.The Amphitheater

  • Visit the Lake Avernus. 4 km From...

    Lake Avernus is a crater lake which is 8km around.and is 40m deep.This is in contrast to another lake next to the seashore. Lake Lucrino where the oysters were harvested. Lake Avernus was claimed to be the entrance to Hades. In Roman times a canal was built from the lake to the sea.

  • The Serapeum At The Waterfront

    There is a park at the edge of the harbor that contains a Roman market ( a mycelium). It is on sunken ground which exhibits the phenomenon called bradysyseism where the crost of the earth is moving up and down.

  • The Fumaroles of Solfatara di Pozzuoli

    One mile east of Pozzuoli are the Flegrian Fields which are still bubbling hot sulfurous materials, some above the boiiing point. Scattered over more than a square mile, the guides may light fires from some of the vents, This is now considered as semi volcanic and it is clear that the ground underfoot is hollow and hot.

  • Find the 'Temple' of Serapis

    Actually, it's fairly easy to find. If you arrive on the Metro, just turn right, turn right again when you reach the main road (Via Solfatar) and keep walking downhill. You will eventually come to the lower part of the town and the' temple' is pretty obvious.If you arrive on the Cumana it's even easier to find; just walk north along Via...

  • Visit Anfiteatro Flavio

    I wish I'd been able to visit the amphitheatre, but it is closed on Tuesdays.It is a huge and magnificent structure, seating up to 20 000 people and once the third largest in all Italy. Although you cannot visit the seating area itself you can visit the underground chambers which housed the gladiators pre-performance, and the wild beats they killed...

  • Visit the Solfatara

    A wonderful experience if, like me, you have no experience of a volcanic landscape.The Solfatara is part of the Campi Flegrei, the whole volcanic landscape of this little promontory on the Bay of Naples. Although supposedly inactive it nevertheless has many fumaroles, through which superheated gases are belched..and a pool of gently bubbling mud in...

  • Flegrei

    Pozzuoli is a volcanic area with sulfur vents and hot springs. The Roman emperors used to come here to relax and take care of their health.

  • The Solfatara

    The sulphur fields outside Pozzuoli are part of the classical Phlegraean fields ,which are basically shallow volcanic craters that emit large amounts of natural suphur. Consequently the place stinks of rotten eggs which is suppose to be healthy? as there's a campsite nearby.If you hire a guide they demonstrate the fact that you are wandering on a...


Pozzuoli Hotels

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  • Hotel Solfatara

    The hotel ils on the road east of Pozzuoli toward Naples. The rooms were of good size with well...

  • La Solfatara Campground

    Salve, sono un appassionato di campeggio. Da anni, con la mia compagna, mi reco nelle più svariate...

  • Hotel Casafort

    Montenuovo Licola Patria, 120, Pozzuoli, 80078, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Pozzuoli Transportation

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    By Metro from Naples

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    Although it's a Metro, the train to Pozzuoli mostly travels overground. Pozzuoli is at the end of line 2, operated by Trenitalia, so it is a very easy journey to make.

    You can also catch the Cumana train from Montesanto stationm, in Naples. But if you are coming from anywhere south of the city (e.g. Sorrento) then it is much easier to take Metro 2 from Napoli Garibaldi station, which is served by the Circumvesuviana trains. Metro 2 is well-signed once you exit the Circumvesuviana part of Napoli Garibaldi, and electronic signage tells you when the trains are due and where they are going.

    Metro 2 runs every 10-15 minutes or so and the journey to Pozzuoli takes about 20 minutes. The Metro station is more convenient for visiting the Solfatara, the Cumana station is further down the hill (nearer the sea) and more convenient for visiting the town itself.

    A Unico Campania day or three-day ticket covers the Metro and the Cumana services, as well as the Circumvesuviana and all buses.

    Pozzuoli Metro station
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Pozzuoli Off The Beaten Path

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    The Temple of Neptune

    by leics Updated Oct 22, 2011

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    This rather impressive, although pretty much ruined, structure is tucked away in the upper part of Pozzuoli. Its size, along with the huge amphitheatre and the fact that much of excavated the Roman town lies some distance away, gives clear indication of just what a wealthy and busy place this once was.

    You'll find the temple if you follow the road around the amphitheatre and just keep walking for a couple of minutes. It's on the left of Corso Nicola Terracciano. Also look for more ruins in the grounds of modern buildings opposite. It's quite possible that they were once part of the same huge temple complex.

    Temple of Neptune The ruins opposite...
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