Three-day itinerary in the Phlegraean Fields

Scritto in data 22 November, 2021

Pozzuoli is a charming town in the province of Naples rich in history and culture: the Flavian amphitheater and the ancient market of the “macellum”, known as the Temple of Serapis, are real open-air museums.

Strolling in Piazza della Repubblica and along the narrow streets leading to the port, you come across the majestic Rione Terra, the place where the Roman colony of Puteoli settled in 194 BC, the ancient city village overlooking the sea which in 2021 was reopened to visitors who want to fully breathe the historicity of this land. On the Via Napoli seafront you can take long walks, play sports in the public sports fields or simply relax on a bench overlooking the sea.

Along the road that leads from Pozzuoli to Bacoli, you can also stop for a picnic or venture into the naturalistic oasis of Montenuovo, in the immediate vicinity of Lake D’Averno, a lake of volcanic origin whose perimeter is circumscribed by a long and tree-lined cycle path. Another suggestive destination in the Puteola area is the famous Solfatara Volcano, where it is possible to observe the hot sulphurous vapors emitted by the volcanic subsoil, as well as smell its penetrating smell.


Just ten minutes from Pozzuoli and thirty minutes from Naples, Bacoli is a real jewel of the Phlegraean coast. Far from the chaos of the metropolis but a stone’s throw from the magnificent islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri, Bacoli preserves a precious cultural and naturalistic heritage. The gardens of the Villa Comunale, the cycle path that surrounds Lake Miseno, the beaches of Miliscola and Miseno, an ancient Roman port, are just some of the scenic beauties that will make you fall in love with this land.

Casina Vanvitelliana a Bacoli

Casina Vanvitelliana

One of the first things to do, if you are in Bacoli, is to stroll through the shops and artisan shops of the historic center up to the Port, admiring the famous mural by the artist Jorit, depicting the determined and intense gaze of the Cumaean Sibyl.

In the immediate vicinity of the historic center you cannot miss: the suggestive Piscina Mirabilis, an ancient Roman aqueduct, with the Cento Camerelle; the Aragonese Castle of Baia, which houses the Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields; the submerged park of Baia, which can be visited with a real submarine, which will give you a unique experience among amphorae, statues and remains of the ancient city on the seabed.

Near the Roman Beaches you will have the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Park of Cuma, which contains one of the oldest Greek acropolises, with its Cave of the Sibyl, a mysterious stone gallery where, according to legend, the Cumaean Sibyl bestowed the oracle of she. Another unmissable stop during your Bacolese tour is certainly the Real Bourbon Casino, also known as Casina Vanvitelliana: it is an ancient hunting lodge with late Baroque architecture that stands directly on the waters of Lake Fusaro, and only a wooden bridge. separates it from its large gardens.

For trekking lovers, we suggest taking the path that leads from the Capo Miseno lighthouse to the top of the Miseno mountain, giving you an incomparable view of Bacoli and the islands of Procida and Ischia. Just five minutes from Bacoli, in the port of Acquamorta, in Monte di Procida, with the hippocampus you can reach the islands of Ischia and Procida in a few minutes.