Being the main harbour of the imperial Rome, Pozzuoli was an active town of the roman age trading with many ports in the rest of the Mediterranean. Lions and tigers for gladiator shows were exhibiting first at Pozzuoli Amphiteatre and only after at Rome Colosseum.
During a walk is always good to drink fresh water at the public fountain of this park. This is where Pozzuoli inhabitants have jogging and enjoy nature. Are they aware that the park is standing over old roman villas?! How is that possible?!
Enjoy extraordinary views over Capri, Ischia, Procida and Sorrento. The Pozzuoli bay and the entire area of Campi Flegrei are an introduction in the myths and legend of old roman and greek times: they form the scenario where Virgil set the VI chapter of its “Aeneid” poem!
Just in front the port, this is the old roman market of Pozzuoli and probably one of the best archaeological site of Italy. About 3 centuries ago a statue of the old egyptian godness “Serapide” was found during the excavation, demonstrating how close were the commercial and social relations between the Roman Empire and Egypt.
Although extremely close to Naples, Pozzuoli will let you feel far from a crowded town and will invite you to enjoy is animated atmpsphere of a mediterranean friendly fishermen village where summer never ends. To drink cocktails or taste local wines in the centre of Pozzuoli after the tour is a very good idea.
Located on the top of a sea-hill like the Acropoli of an old greek town, this is one of the oldest part of Pozzuoli. Because of small but continuous sismic activity of the land below, this area is today not lived but is possible to visit its old street and panoramical corners.
The first Sunday of the month
Time and Meeting Point
How to get here
Naples Central Statione is an important logistic hub for the transport in the whole urban area and it is very easy to get
By Metro / Underground:
Line 1 stops in Garibaldi, which corresponds to the square of Naples Central Station. Once outside the underground, just follow the indications to the train station.
Line 2 stops in Piazza Garibaldi, which corresponds to the lower floor of Naples Central Station. Once outside the train, just go to the upper floor.
Circumvesuviana Railway, linking Sorrento and Pompeii with Naples, stops in Garibaldi station as well.
The main lines of local transport bus, including bus coming from airport, have stops in Piazza Garibaldi, which is the square of the central station.
The Central station is bus terminal of regional, national and international bus lines
In case you are arriving to Naples by ferry or Cruise ships, the best way to reach the central station is by Metro Line 1 which has stops in Piazza Municipio (the square just in fron the Cruise Terminal).
Good to Know
- A Free Tour Naples badge on myself will let you recognize me at the meeting point
- Tour duration is roughly 2,5 hs
- Ticket price for underground to Pozzuoli is 2,2 € per person one way
- Tour is given in english and spanish
- Booking is required
- Remember to wear comfortable shoes