Monte Nuovo The "new mountain" that sprang up almost overnight next to Lago Lucrino inthis is now is a natural park that you can hike throughout. Baia Casino reale fusaro cute seaside town, Baia was once the home of Roman Imperial villas, which explains the rich archealogical sites.
It's almost an "underground Pompeii.
However, it was actually an elaborate Roman marketplace or Macellum--I like to think of it as the elegant food court in the Roman mall. Rai's Archeological Museum page. The fact that Pozzuoli had two amphitheaters shows you how important it was in the Roman empire.
Legend has it that this is where Icarus fell after going too close to the sun--hence the temple to Apollo the Sun God. Pozzuoli actually has two amphitheaters.
Ulixes' anfiteatro page gives casino reale fusaro good overview in English but has outdated hours; also see Wikipedia page. Touritaly's page has nice maps and photos, and Rai's Baia archeological park page also has useful information.
Rione Terra This "land district" is the site of the original acropolis of the ancient Roman and Greek cities of Dicaerchia and Puteoli. Pozzuoli has three major hubs: Although you can't enter the site itself, it's cool to see the Roman market on your way to the new Italian market Tempio di Serapide Macellum Because they found a statue of the god Serapide Serapisearly archeologists thought this was the Temple of Serapide--a name that still sticks e.
The following are some of the main sights to see. The porto portwhere ferries dock and the fanciest restaurants hug the water.
Rai's Serapide Temple page also has information. Finally, the amphitheater, with its Roman ruins and smaller pubs. Parco Sommerso di Baia Baia Underwater Park Bradyseism, a slow earthquake causing the land to sink, caused much of the old cities of Baia and Portus Julius to sink into the sea.
Rai's Cumae page has useful information, as does the Pinto-Storey Hotel's page.
Via Napoli actually called Corso Umberto I or Lungomare Pertiniwith its new boardwalk and dozens of sidewalk restaurants and bars. Napoli Unplugged's Flavian Amphitheater page is one star casino absolute rewards the best sites in English.
The area is also home to beaches and a lighthouse at Capo Miseno the cape. Cuma Some of the oldest ruins in Italy are near the modern city Cuma in Cumae, which was the first Greek colony on the Italian peninsula, and famed long afterward as the home of the oracle Sibyl.
Either way, the strangely shaped walls interrupted by shafts of light is cool. Miseno Once the home of the Roman Navy, Miseno still has Piscina Mirabilis an ancient water cisternthe underwater remains of Portus Julius, and various other Roman vestiges.
Arco Felice Vecchio This old Roman "happy arch" seems impossibly high considering its ancient construction, and is still used by cars. Anfiteatro Flavio Flavian Amphitheater The third largest Roman Amphitheater in Italy after the Colosseum in Rome and Capua amphitheater near Casertathis former venue for gladiator fights still preserves many of the underground passages which were used to move fighters, beasts, and scenery to the main arena above.
To get to Cumae, go past Touchdown Jesus, through the Arco Felice Vecchio, turn right at the T, and then make a left following signs to the archeological park. More recently it became famous as the hometown of actress Sophia Loren. The following are some of the main sights in Pozzuoli: Then climb up to the top of the acropolis, and enjoy the breathtaking views before checking out the remains of what once were splendid temples to Apollo and Jove.
The Sanctuary of San Gennaro commemorating his martyrdom is just outside and up the hill from the Solfatara gates. Rai's Underwater Baiae page also has useful information. Good caffe and pastries: Paul stopped on his way to Rome--check it out in Acts