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Naples: Phlegraean Fields Full-Day Private Tour

1. Naples: Phlegraean Fields Full-Day Private Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Naples on a full-day tour of the Phlegraean Fields, the volcanic landscape of Campania surrounding the metropolis. Following a pick-up from your pre-arranged location in Naples, travel to the regional park, also known as the Campi Flegrei. The fascinating area owes its varied landscape to the numerous, now extinct and dormant volcanos, and the bradyseismic phenomena most prevalent in the Macellum of Pozzuoli. Tour this former market of the Roman colony of Puteoli, excavated in the 18th century after the discovery of a statue of Serapis. See the surviving columns of the macellum, studded with mollusc holes. Visit the Acropolis of Cuma at the site of the ruined city of Cumae on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by Euboean Greeks, the most famous monument here is the Sybil cave sanctuary. Go to the former Roman seaside resort of Baiae to see the Museum of the Phlegrean Fields in the former Aragonese fortress. Much of the site is underwater, but above ground you will see the remains of temples to Venus, Diana, and Mercury. Other highlights include the enormous Roman cistern of the Piscina Mirabilis at Miseno, known in ancient times as Misenum, when it was home to the largest base of the Roman navy. Marvel at the volcanic lakes of D'Averno, Fusaro, and Miseno, before your return transfer to Naples.

From Naples: Phlegraean Fields & Baia Archaeological Tour

2. From Naples: Phlegraean Fields & Baia Archaeological Tour

Visit the Gulf of Pozzuoli area, west of the city of Naples. The area has been known since ancient times for its lively volcanic activity. From a geological point of view, the area is a large quiescent caldera with a diameter of 12–15 km. Enjoy the spectacle of the Gulf from another point of view. The archaeological complex of Baia is an archaeological area located in Baia, a hamlet of Bacoli, in the Campi area Flegrei. The important archaeological remains, subjected to intense excavation campaigns since 1941, revealed a stratification of buildings, villas and spa complexes, belonging to a historical period that affects the late Republican age and the Augustan, Hadrian and severe age. Among the most significant remains are some domed vaulted structures such as the great Temple of Diana, the Temple of Mercury and that of Venus (in any case these are thermal structures and not places of worship, for which however it survived. the popular denomination). Enjoy the beauty of the Casina Vanvitelliana, a suggestive hunting lodge located on an islet of Lake Fusaro, in the municipality of Bacoli. Starting from 1752, the Fusaro area, sparsely inhabited at the time, became the hunting and fishing reserve of the Bourbons, who entrusted Luigi Vanvitelli with the first works for the transformation of the place. The building was used as the residence of illustrious guests, and is located in a spot that enjoys wonderful light and where the sky merges with the water. Often throughout the year, exhibitions of contemporary artists are set up inside. Your guide will accompany you on this fantastic journey through history and breathtaking natural scenery.

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