A journey through the myths and history in the Phlegrean Fields

Anfiteatro Flavio di Pozzuoli. Il terzo più grande d'Italia
Anfiteatro Flavio di Pozzuoli: i sotterranei
Il Castello Aragonese di Baia visto dal parco archeologico delle terme di Baia
Panorama dal Castello di Baia
Parco archeologico dei Campi Flegrei all'interno del Castello di Baia
Panorama dal Castello di Baia
Gli scavi archeologici di Cuma: l'antro della Sibilla
Gli scavi archeologici di Cuma: il tempio di Giove
Gli scavi archelogici di Cuma: il tempio di Giove
Resti archeologici di un antico mercato romano: Macellum di Pozzuoli
Panorama dal Monte di Procida: in fondo capo Miseno
Panorama dal Monte di Procida: le isole di Ischia (in fondo) e Procida (in primo piano)
Parco archeologico delle terme di Baia
Parco archeologico delle terme di Baia
Rione terra: la città fantasma
Panorama dal Rione terra

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The History, the eruptions, the bradyseism and the incredibles greek-roman ruins: which witness the passage of ancient peoples that has now disappeared.

 

What are the Phlegrean Fields.

The Phlegraean Fields from Greek: “phlego”, they meant burning lands, because there are many hydrothermal phenomena, such as fumaroles and hot spring, because it's a volcanic area.
These gorgeous places are almost unknown to most Italians and the whole world.
View of the Phlegrean Fields from Mount of Procida (Monte di Procida)The Phlegrean Fields seen from Mount of Procida (in Italian Monte di Procida)

Here you will see lovely sea landscapes with breathtaking views that are always enchanting the people that visit. This area includes the entire Gulf of Pozzuoli, the northwest area of the city of Naples, including part of its gulf.

The particularity of the Phlegraean Fields is an incredible paradisiacal land along with the unsettling charm of the volcanoes.

The eruptions of Phlegrean Fields

In these lands there have been 3 powerful eruptions: the first 39000 years ago, the second 15000 years ago and the last one, even it has not been very powerful, it was very significant: in 1538 there was an eruption that brought the rise of the New Mountain, in Italian il Monte nuovo.

What is the The Bradyseism

Then there were many other minor seismic phenomena, among which The Bradyseism, gradual uplift or descent of part of the Earth's surface:
- Lucrino lake in the ninth century it did not exist. It was completely submerged by the sea.
- The Julius port (Port of ancient Rome, first century A.C.). Now it’s completely submerged. In the port of Baia it's possible to visit these submerged remains on a glass bottom boat or by diving with experienced divers.

There are many springs of thermal waters, but in the past there were many more. Most important are: in Agnano (Naples), in Lucrino and Baia (in Pozzuoli) and on the Ischia island.

More and more tourists are fascinated by the beauty that nature offers in these fantastic lands. But there are more and more those who discover the remains of ancient civilizations: archaeological sites, castles, temples, amphitheaters etc.. A history that began almost 3000 years ago.

Flavian Amphitheater (it is the third largest Amphitheater in Italy). It was built at the end of the first century, at the time of the Roman Emperor Vespasian of the Flavia Dynasty.

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Archaeological excavations of Cumae. where you can find the cave of Sybil (the priestess of the oracle of Apollo, Greek god of the sun). The city was an ancient Greek colony of 700 A.C.).

The superb Phlegrean Fields: the temple of Jupiter in the archaeological excavation of CumaePhlegrean Fields: archaeological excavation of Cumae. First colony of Magna GraeciaPhlegrean Fields: the Sybil's cave. The Cavern where the priestess of the Titan divinity Apollon predicted the future.In the Phlegrean Fields there is the Sybil's cave (in the archaeological excavation of Cumae)
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Macellum of Pozzuoli, The ancient market, also called "Temple of Serapis", in Italian "Tempio di Serapide" because a statue of the Egyptian god Serapis was found there. There are visible signs on the columns. They have been left by the lithodomes (sea molluscs that corroding the rocks and then they settle inside). Because of these furrows it was possible to discover the ground level during Bradisism.
Phlegrean Fields: the ancient market, Macellum of Pozzuoli.The Phlegrean Fields and the Macellum of Pozzuoli, ancient market, also called Temple of Serapis.Phlegrean Fields: the remains of the old columns of Macellum in Pozzuoli (also called Temple of SerapisThe Phlegrean Fields and the archaeological remains of Macellum in Pozzuoli.
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Temple of Augustus
now it's the cathedral of the city of Pozzuoli.

In the middle of the Fusaro lake there is the pretty Vanvitellian cottage (in italian: Casina Vanvitelliana), built and used as a hunting lodge by King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon in the 18th century AD.
In the Phlegrean Fields there is the beautiful Vanvitellian cottage, the hunting estate of bourbons.The Phlegrean Fields: the Vanvitellian cottageIn the Phlegrean Fields in the middle of Fusaro lake there is the wonderful hunting estate of bourbons: The Vanvitellian cottageThe Phlegrean Fields: the Vanvitellian cottage
The Neapolitan crypt (in Italian: Cripta Napoletana, also called cave of Virgil or cave of Posillipo): in Roman times the rock of tuff was excavated. It created a tunnel to connect the Phlegraean Fields with Naples.

The Mirabilis pool, a huge water cistern of Roman era. It was built around 10 A.J.C. It is capable of containing 12600 Cubic meters of water (3328567,9 U.S. Gallons / 2771612,5 IMP Gallons).

Cento Camerelle a Bacoli, antica cisterna di un'importante villa di epoca imperiale. The water coming from the sources of the Serino in Irpina (on the Terminio mountain). The water was transported by the Augusteo aqueduct (built in Roman times).

Le Cento Camerelle (in Bacoli) it's a water cistern of the Roman era, also called the prisons of Nero the Roman emperor.

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Large monumental necropolis (including the necropolis in Via Celle).


Archaeological park of Baia That's the destination of the ancient Romans for hot springs. Inside the Park there is the temple of Mercury. Outside there other two temples: Venus and Diana.
The archaeological park of Baia, the roman baths in Bacoli (in the Phlegrean Fields).The Phlegrean Fields: the archaeological park of BaiaIn the Phlegrean Fields, Salamander Bath: the archaeological roman thermal bathsThe Phlegrean Fields: The archaeological site of Baia: the roman baths.

 The Phlegrean Fields, how to get the archaeological park of Baia.The archaeological park of Baia, how to reach the roman baths in Bacoli in the Phlegrean Fields.The archaeological park of Baia, the virtual tour of the roman baths in Bacoli in the Phlegrean Fields.The Phlegrean Fields, Panoramic photo of the archaeological park of Baia.

Underwater archaeological park in Baia: the submerged Roman town.  

The Phlegrean Fields: the underwater archaeological park in Baia.External picture sources: pasqualevassallo.comThe underwater archaeological park in Baia in Bacoli. The Phlegrean Fields.[b]Discover the underwater archaeological park in Baia. Photo source: pasqualevassallo.com/b]The Phlegrean Fields: the underwater archaeological park in Baia

If you want to visit the underwater parc of Baia:  Villas, columns, archaeological finds, marine fauna and underwater volcanic phenomenas you have two way:

- Excursions by boat with a transparent background.  - Website: Baia sommersa  - Contacts to book: +39 3494974183 

 

Swimming with diving experts with sea point centro subacqueo: -  website: Sea Point  - Contacts Diving: +39 081 8688868

How to reach the port of BaiaThe port of Baia: How to get therethe Phlegrean Fields: panoramic photo of port of BaiaThe port of Baia, the virtual tour
In these waters it has been found the Nymphaeum of Punta Epitaffio, now it is exposed in Archaeological museum of Phlegraean Fields (inside the aragonese Baia Castle), a fortress built by the aragoneses in 1495 (just before the French invasion).

The aragonese Baia Castle, in Phlegraean Fields, seen from the archaeological site of BaiaIn Phlegraean Fields: the aragonese Baia Castle. View from the archaeological park of BaiaIn the Phlegraean Fields, inside the aragonese Baia Castle: the archaeological museum of Phlegraean FieldsThe archaeological museum of Phlegraean Fields, inside the aragonese Baia Castle
How to reach the Aragonese Baia Castle (in Phlegraean Fields).How to reach the Aragonese Baia Castle (in Phlegraean Fields).In the Phlegraean Fields: the aragonese Castle of Baia: the panoramic photo.The aragonese Baia Castle, in Phlegraean Fields: the virtual tour.

On the Averno lake there is the Temple of Apollo (a great thermal room of the Roman age), but it was believed to be the cave of the Sybil of Cumans (priestess of the oracle of the god Apollo).
A legend says that this cave was the mouth of hell described by Virgil in the Aeneid.

Numerous fumaroles and gases are visible from the Solfatara Volcano. Unfortunately, no longer open. 

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I have always worked in the IT sector: Computer repair technician and web designer.
In the last few years, my professional interest is changed. Now I work in the tourism sector: Hotel Front Office.

I decided to offer a free service by making my computer skills available to create a simple and intuitive site that describes in detail the beauty and history of these lands.

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