Welcome to Pozzuoli & Surrounds
Pozzuoli is Naples’ older, slightly calmer sibling. Founded around 530 BC by political exiles from the Aegean island of Samos, it’s here that St Paul is said to have landed in AD 61, that San Gennaro was beheaded and that screen goddess Sophia Loren spent her childhood. The city is littered with ancient relics, from one of Italy’s largest Roman arenas to subterranean taverns and graffiti-scrawled slave cells. Lively bars and restaurants dot the seafront and surrounding streets, the latter perfect spots to sample some of Campania’s freshest local seafood.