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Pozzuoli

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Volcanos · Ruins · Bodies of Water
Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. It is the main city of the Phlegrean Peninsula.HistoryPozzuoli began as the Greek colony of Dicaearchia (Δικαιαρχία). The Roman colony was established in 194 BC, and took the name Puteoli which it has his roots from 'puteus', meaning well (also used by sibyls to predict the future) and 'osco fistulus' (cave). An alternative etymology of Puteoli from the Latin puteo (to stink), referring to the sulfuric smell in the area, most notably from Solfatara. This is because Pozzuoli lies in the center of the Campi Flegrei, a volcanic caldera.Puteoli was the great emporium for the Alexandrian grain ships, and other ships from all over the Roman world. It also was the main hub for goods exported from Campania, including blown glass, mosaics, wrought iron, and marble. The Roman naval base at nearby Misenum housed the largest naval fleet in the ancient world. It was also the site of the Roman Dictator Sulla's country villa and the place where he died in 78 BC.
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Popular things to do in Pozzuoli

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Vulcano Solfatara
Volcano
Vulcano Solfatara
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Cattedrale di Pozzuoli
Religious Site
Cattedrale di Pozzuoli
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rione Terra ©
Ruin
Rione Terra
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Macellum (Temple of Serapis) ©
Ruin
Macellum (Temple of Serapis)
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Pozzuoli

Giardini Poseidon Terme ©
Thermal Spa
Giardini Poseidon Terme Forio
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castle
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia Ischia
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Chiesa del Soccorso
Church
Chiesa del Soccorso Forio
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Port of Corricella ©
Pier / Boardwalk
The Port of Corricella Procida
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Pozzuoli

Archaeological site of Cuma ©
Ruin
Archaeological site of Cuma
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Baia Archeological Park ©
Historic Site
Baia Archeological Park
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Antro della Sibilla ©
Ruin
Antro della Sibilla
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Carney Park ©
Park
Carney Park
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Outdoors in Pozzuoli

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Centro Sub Pozzuoli ©
Outdoor Activity
Centro Sub Pozzuoli
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Millennium Football ©
Outdoor Activity
Millennium Football
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lido Mon Soleil ©
Outdoor Activity
Lido Mon Soleil Licola
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Vittoria Beach Club ©
Outdoor Activity
Vittoria Beach Club Licola
2.3
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Pozzuoli

Lungomare Yalta
Scenic Drive
Lungomare Yalta
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Complesso Turistico Le Dune
Beach
Complesso Turistico Le Dune Licola
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Breeze - Total Summer Club ©
Beach
Breeze - Total Summer Club
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Marena Beach
Beach
Marena Beach Lucrino
1.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Pozzuoli

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Santuario di San Gennaro alla Solfatara ©
Historic Site
Santuario di San Gennaro alla Solfatara
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tempio di Nettuno ©
Historic Site
Tempio di Nettuno
2.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Necropoli di San Vito ©
Ruin
Necropoli di San Vito
2.5
Duration: 30 minutes

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