Lucrino, Baia & Bacoli attractions

Ruins in Lucrino, Baia & Bacoli

Parco Archeologico di Baia

In Roman times, these 1st-century-BC ruins were part of a sprawling palace and spa complex. Emperors would entertain themselves and their guests in a series of lavishly decorated thermal baths that descended to the …
Lake in Lucrino, Baia & Bacoli

Lago d'Averno

In Virgil's Aeneid, it is from Lago d'Averno that Aeneas descends into the underworld. It's hard to imagine hell in such a bucolic setting, where old vineyards and citrus groves fringe the ancient crater. A popular …
Museum in Lucrino, Baia & Bacoli

Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei

This usually crowd-free museum occupies the commanding Castello di Baia, built in the late 15th century by the Aragonese as a defence against possible French invasion. Later enlarged by Spanish viceroy Don Pedro de …
Ruins in Lucrino, Baia & Bacoli

Piscina Mirabilis

You'll need to book (by phone) at least two hours ahead to visit the world's largest Roman cistern, but it's well worth the effort to stand in this underrated ancient wonder. Bathed in an eerie light and featuring 4…
Beach in Lucrino, Baia & Bacoli

Spiaggia del Castello

Right below the Castello di Baia sits the wonderful Castle Beach. A sandy double-sided affair, it's only accessible by boat (adult/child return from €3/1.50) from a nearby jetty. To reach the jetty, catch the EAV bu…