Top 10 Things to do in Pozzuoli, Italy

August 8, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Just a few miles west of Naples (and easily reached by train), the ancient seaside city of Pozzuoli is probably best known for its bradyseism, a raising and lowering of the Earth’s surface due to underground volcanic activity. Many sites remain from Pozzuoli’s days as an important Roman port, including the Macellum or Temple of Serapis, which for many years was submerged under water. The Flavian Amphitheater (Italy’s third-largest) and the Cathedral of Rione Terra are other popular attractions.
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1. Rione Terra

Pozzuoli, Italy +39 02 015 1027
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4.5 based on 295 reviews

Rione Terra

Reviewed By divoten - Emsworth

This is a sympathetically restored Greco/Roman archaeological find on a number of levels under the Rione Terra district of Pozuoli which may never have been discovered were it not for the bradissismo that occurred in the 1970's. This site has the potential to compliment the scavi at Pompeii and Ercolano but is currently in it's embryonic stages with further excavations still taking place. It lacks marketing expertise and has only Italian speaking guides and no explanatory signs in other languages currently which is unfortunate as Pozuoli has recently begun to welcome cruise ships into the port. However this is still a big attraction not to be missed and the crowning glory is the Duomo which is now a functioning church once more and uses the best of the restored material alongside a modern glass fronted profile with a modern interior giving an overall stunning impression.

2. Castello Aragonese di Baia Napoli

Via Castello 39, 80070 Baiae, Bacoli, Italy +39 081 523 3797
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4.5 based on 216 reviews

Castello Aragonese di Baia Napoli

Reviewed By Mike K - Phoenix, Arizona

The Greeks utilized this site as did the Romans, as did the Aragonese who constructed this undaunted fortress. You pass through Caesar's garden across a drawbridge, all the way up to the battlements, all the time being treated to spectacular views of the ancient and current sites of Inhabitation on the bay. There is a spectacular museum housing a vast collection including relics of Greek Cumae, which I will review separately. Push yourself and go all the way to the roof. Take photos that will echo for a lifetime.

3. Piscina Mirabilis - Miseno

Via Piscina Mirabile, 80070, Bacoli, Italy +39 333 685 3278
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4.5 based on 250 reviews

Piscina Mirabilis - Miseno

Reviewed By Livi422

We saw this as part of a tour. There is not a front counter to buy tickets. Our guide had pre-set up a time to meet with the owner to get the keys, so i am not sure how this would work otherwise.
Basically this is the cistern at the end of a huge huge roman aqueduct who's primary purpose was to bring water to the military. You get to go into the empty cistern & see how massive iy is & the technology used to build it.

Palazzo di Vetro | Via Salvo d ' Acquisto, 34, 80010 Quarto, Italy +39 335 756 7015
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5 based on 90 reviews

VipClinic

Reviewed By Meryme1984 - Naples, Italy

Sono stata in questo centro benessere per il peeling totale,e devo dire che sono stata benissimo!Ambiente caloroso, lo staff cortese,gentile e professionale ma soprattutto la titolare Ornella è stata squisita. Grazie per l'accoglienza ci rivedremo sicuramente presto.

5. Caseificio Bufale

Via Domitiana 38, 80078 Arco Felice, Pozzuoli, Italy +39 081 804 2180
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Caseificio Bufale

Reviewed By pumbo - Naples, Italy

Buonissimo caseificio su via Domitiana. Tutto molto buono. La mozzarella e la ricotta sono di alto livello. Prezzi: 11€ la mozzarella, 5€ la ricotta. Consigliato!

6. Museo Cappella San Severo

Via F. De Sanctis 19 / 21, 80134, Naples, Italy +39 081 551 8470
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Museo Cappella San Severo

Built in the late 1500s, this gem of Italian artistic heritage was greatly influenced by the famous Raimondo de Sangro VII, Prince of San Severo, a genius of science and invention.

Reviewed By LostALot22 - Lombard, Illinois

This place was like a mason's hall or something similar. The commissioned a bunch of artwork. it is some of the best that I have seen. The Jesus statue in marble is actually amazing. And the one on the wall with the fisherman is possibly more amazing. No pictures are allowed but it is awesome. And it's small so it won't talk you long.

Rione Terra, Pozzuoli, Italy
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5 based on 98 reviews

Cattedrale di Pozzuoli

Reviewed By pipsandjohn - Brussels, Belgium

After being destroyed in the 1960s, and with the surrounding area being evacuated in 1970, this Cathedral re opened in May after years of work. It is now a spectacular mix of the old Baroque and ultra modern glass, with the Roman columns of the original Temple of Jupiter now exposed. The area of Terra which sits above the port is still being slowly being rebuilt but there are fantastic views over the Bay. And everywhere you can glimpse roman brickwork and cellars. Well worth an hour but note that The church only opens for services on Saturday and Sunday 1000-1300 and 1700-2000.

8. Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei

Via Castello 39, 80070 Baiae, Bacoli, Italy +39 081 523 3797
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei

Reviewed By Shamus780 - albany, ny

We stayed in the area for a week. Couldn't get enough. Museum is well managed., the gallery should have something to capture everyone's interest. The castle just makes the visit so much more authentic.

9. Vulcano Solfatara

Via Solfatara 161, 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy +39 081 526 2341
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Vulcano Solfatara

The Romans already knew the Solfatara since Imperial times. Strabone (66 B.C. -24 A.C.) gives the most ancient written testimony coming to us in his “Strabonis geographica”, indicating it with the name “Forum Vulcani”, dwelling of the god Volcano, entrance to Hades. The Solfatara opens up officially to visitors in the year 1900, although it was since time immemorial destination for its renown volcanic phenomena, for the therapeutic properties of the sulfurous waters and for the hot saunas; it was in fact included among the forty most famous thermae of the Phlegreaen Fields since the Middle Ages.

Reviewed By Gilbo G - Innsbruck, Austria

We visited this very lively volcano crater a couple of days before the tragic deaths of a young boy and his parents - in fact we walked very close to the spot where the tragedy occurred.
I am almost reluctant to review the attraction as clearly it is not such a safe place to visit. I was encouraged to pick up a large boulder and drop it on the surface to experience the rather spooky echo - the crust on top of the magma chamber is fairly thin.
Fascinating to be able to get up close to volcanic activity - I doubt the 'free roaming' aspect that existed when I was there is no longer so

10. Nereis Soundrink Bar

Via Montegrillo 8, 80070 Baiae, Bacoli, Italy +39 081 868 7588
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4.5 based on 193 reviews

Nereis Soundrink Bar

Reviewed By Raffaella G

I've been here a couple of weeks ago, and I've enjoyed it a lot.
The wine and cocktails list is very nice too,but what make the difference is the staff!!! The location then is unique!!!
I definitely raccomand to stop here If you are visiting Pozzuoli and the villages near by ( Bacoli , Baia , Miseno)

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