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Supernatural journey into one of the richest archaeological and geological areas of the world.
On this tour you’ll explore one of the richest archaeological areas in the world. This are the so called Phlegrean (Burning) Fields, where all possible miracles of art, history, architecture and nature meet together.
On one single tour you’ll be shown around the following locations. First, mysterious Cuma with the ruins of Apollo’s Temple in Acropolis and the Cave of the legendary prophetess Sybil. Then you’ll come to Baia to see a Castle built by Aragonese dynasty and the archaeological park of Baia with still spectacular ruins of roman Baths (closed on Monday). In Pozzuoli, which is the area of the strongest volcanic activity, you’ll see either Flavian Amphiteather or the crater of an active volcano Solfatara (closed on Tuesday). At the ancient Roman port-city Miseno you’ll see a huge cavern for storing water called Piscina Mirabilis
(closed on Monday). You’ll also glimpse volcanic Lakes D’Averno, Fusaro and Miseno.
Why book this tour?
This place was once the frontier of greek colonization with Greek, Samnite and Roman influence mixing together. This area features heavily in many Greek and Roman myths and poems (most famously by Homer and Virgil). The Romans were fascinated about the volcanoes and seismic activity here, that’s why they placed the entrance to hell at the lake Averno. Eruption which happened here have always been the most studied because of the densely populated Naples just around the corner. Eruption in 1538 was the first thoroughly studied volcanic event, which attracted much attention from the local inhabitants and scientists. During that eruption a new mountain called Monte Nuovo was created, which remains the last major change to European landscape made by volcanic activity. In Baia you will enjoy the splendid collection of the museum located in the Aragonese Castle. Baia will strike you with the great scale of roman recreational facilities centered around a bath complex. Pozzuoli will be still another highlight because of an enormous amphitheater. Unlike Colosseum, it’s not only well-preserved (including underground galleries) but also free of tourist crowds. Also you’ll see underwater ruins of Roman port. At Miseno you’ll descend into a mysterious cavern used by Romans to supply their port garrison with water (piscina mirabilis). Its strikingly impressive walls and columns will give you an eerie, almost supernatural feeling.
THIS TOUR CAN BE ADAPTED FOR YOUR WISHES AND INTERESTS