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Historic Site in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Rione Terra

Rione Terra is Pozzuoli's oldest quarter and its ancient acropolis. The original 2nd-century-BC temple to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva was replaced by a temple to Augustus in the 1st century. The latter's marble column…
Ruins in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Anfiteatro Flavio

Back in its ancient heyday, Italy's third-largest amphitheatre – desired by Nero, and completed by Vespasian from AD 69 to 79 – could hold over 20,000 spectators and was occasionally flooded for mock naval battles. …
Market in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Mercato Ittico

Down by the port, Pozzuoli's atmospheric fish market is just the spot for an appetising morning stroll. Good weather brings in the best catches, with local staples including pesce azzurro (mackerel), pesce bandiera …
Volcano in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Solfatara Crater

Some 2km up Via Rosini, which becomes Via Solfatara (about 900m north of the metro), the surreal Solfatara crater was known to the Romans as the Forum Vulcani (home of the god of fire). At the far end of the steamin…
Pizza in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Pizzaló

Facing Pozzuoli's popular esplanade, upbeat restaurant-pizzeria Pizzaló serves decent pizzas, as well as Neapolitan dishes with unexpected twists; parmigiana di melanzane (aubergine parmigiana) made with squid, or p…
Cafe in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Exytus Caffè

It might just be a tiny hole-in-the-wall (OK, technically, there are two holes in the wall), but Exytus is a street cafe with a big reputation. Join the curbside crowd for espresso with perfect schiuma zuccherata (s…
Park in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Monte Nuovo

At 8pm on 29 September 1538, a crack appeared in the earth near the ancient Roman settlement of Tripergole, violently spewing out a concoction of pumice, fire and smoke over six days. By the end of the week, Pozzuol…
Ruins in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Tempio di Serapide

Just east of the port, sunken in a leafy piazza, sits the Tempio di Serapide, which can be viewed from the street but not visited. Despite its name, it wasn't a temple at all but an ancient macellum (town market) – …
Books in Pozzuoli & Surrounds

Libreria Lanovecento

Stocks great books and information on the area and has internet access.