Pozzuoli - "Discovering ancient Puteoli"
Pozzuoli, in the heart of the Campi Flegrei, was a large port and commercial emporium of the late Republican and Roman imperial period. The first settlement was founded in 528 BC. by a group of exiles from the island of Samos, with the name of Dicearchia (i.e. right government). After the Roman conquest of Campania, Puteoli, so renamed due to the numerous sources of thermo-mineral waters present in the area, began to gain importance and its port became fundamental for the commercial exchanges of the time. Chosen as a holiday destination by emperors, today it is an important tourist center, known for the magnificence of its monuments.
We propose an itinerary to be carried out on foot, putting human and nature health first.
The tour will start from the Flavian Amphitheater, the third largest in the Roman world, built on the upper area of the town, and then make a stop at the spectacular Rione Terra, the oldest area of the town, where it will be possible to enter the wonderful Cathedral of San Procolo , schedule of the history of that hill. Crossing the square, which has just been renovated, you can reach the monumental Temple of Serapis, one of the largest Mediterranean markets in the Roman period, a living testimony to the natural phenomenon of bradyseism. The main stages:
- Amphitheater (external only)
- Rione Terra and Cathedral
- Serapis temple
Cost of the tour: starting from € 12.00 per person
The cost is variable based on the number of participants
- Duration: about 3 hours
- Available times: morning or afternoon, to be agreed
- Meeting point: Entrance to the Villa Comunale of Bacoli
- Available every day from Monday to Sunday
- Tour in Italian
- Includes: local tour guide
- Along the way it is possible to taste local products. Any tastings are optional and excluded from the requested rate
- The dips can be customized
- Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the tour
To protect your health, participation in the tour will be open, exclusively by reservation, to individuals, couples, families up to a maximum number allowed by the security protocols in force, for the whole year 2020.
In case of cancellation of the tour due to problems related to the covid-19 emergency, it will be possible to take advantage of a voucher on any other date of 2020 or 2021.
For info and reservations: https://www.terrediviaggieterritorio.it/contatti/