9 Sights in Pozzuoli, Italy (with Map and Images)

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1. Solfatara

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Solfatara is a shallow volcanic crater at Pozzuoli, near Naples, part of the Phlegraean Fields volcanic area. It is a dormant volcano, which still emits jets of steam with sulfurous fumes. The name comes from the Latin, Sulpha terra, "land of sulfur", or "sulfur earth". It was formed around 4000 years ago and last erupted in 1198 with what was probably a phreatic eruption – an explosive steam-driven eruption caused when groundwater interacts with magma. The crater floor was a popular tourist attraction until 2017, as it has many fumaroles and mud pools. The area is well known for its bradyseism. The vapours had been used for medical purposes since Roman times.

Wikipedia: Solfatara (volcano) (EN)

2. Phlegraean Fields

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The Phlegraean Fields is a large region of supervolcanic calderas situated to the west of Naples, Italy. It was declared a regional park in 2003. The area of the caldera consists of 24 craters and volcanic edifices; most of them lie under water. Hydrothermal activity can be observed at Lucrino, Agnano and the town of Pozzuoli. There are also effusive gaseous manifestations in the Solfatara crater, the mythological home of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan. This area is monitored by the Vesuvius Observatory. It is considered a supervolcano.

Wikipedia: Phlegraean Fields (EN)

3. Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

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The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is the oldest parish in the diocese of Pozzuoli, elevated on November 15, 1624 by Bishop Lorenzo Mongiò. In ancient times it had competence over a vast territory, which included: Pozzuoli, Agnano, Bacoli, Bagnoli, Licola, Miseno and Monte di Procida. Following the creation of other parishes in these areas, the area of competence of Santa Maria delle Grazie today has been reduced to only a part of the city center.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (Pozzuoli) (IT), Website

4. Rione Terra

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Rione Terra is a historic quarter in Pozzuoli, Italy, in the Phlegraean Fields region west of Naples. The ancient fortress originally served as the acropolis for the Greek settlement of Dicearkia before being integrated as the Roman port city of Puteoli. The densely built-up district is located on a small tufa promontory overlooking the Gulf of Pozzuoli and today serves as a tourist attraction.

Wikipedia: Rione Terra (EN)

5. Arco Felice Vecchio

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Arco Felice is a fraction of Pozzuoli with about 10,000 inhabitants, bordering the municipality of Bacoli. Its name derives from the old arch of the same name, a wide door to the ancient city of Cuma, built in the first century by Emperor Domitian, although it is actually located in the adjacent hamlet of Licola, on the border with the hamlet Cuma-Fusaro of the municipality of Bacoli.

Wikipedia: Arco Felice (IT)

6. Anfiteatro Flavio

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The Flavian Amphitheater, located in Pozzuoli, is the third-largest Roman amphitheater in Italy. Only the Roman Colosseum and the Amphitheatre of Capua are larger. It was likely built by the same architects who previously constructed the Roman Colosseum. The name "Flavian Amphitheater" is primarily associated with the Roman Colosseum.

Wikipedia: Flavian Amphitheater (Pozzuoli) (EN)

7. Macellum Tempio di Serapide

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The Macellum of Pozzuoli was the macellum or market building of the Roman colony of Puteoli, now the city of Pozzuoli in southern Italy. When first excavated in the 18th century, the discovery of a statue of Serapis led to the building being misidentified as the city's serapeum or Temple of Serapis.

Wikipedia: Macellum of Pozzuoli (EN)

8. Parco archeologico di Cuma

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The archaeological excavations of Cuma have returned the remains of the ancient city of Cuma, one of the oldest Greek colonies in Italy, dating back to 730 BC. and abandoned in 1207 when it was destroyed by the Neapolitan armies.

Wikipedia: Scavi archeologici di Cuma (IT)

9. Basilica Cattedrale San Procolo Martire

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Pozzuoli Cathedral or the Basilica of San Procolo martire is the main Roman Catholic church in Pozzuoli and the seat of the Diocese of Pozzuoli. It sits at the top of the Rione Terra and is built around an ancient Roman temple.

Wikipedia: Pozzuoli Cathedral (EN), Website

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