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Campi Flegrei, Naples

Categories: Volcanos, Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
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A large volcanic area just west of Naples, Campi Flegrei include 24 craters and volcanic edifices. According to Greek mythology, this multi-crater caldera once provided a home for Hephaestus, the god of fire. Though currently dormant, the "supervolcano" probably holds enough eruptive power to devastate not only the surrounding area, but also most of the planet. For the moment, though, the massive volcano shows no sign of imminent eruption and remains part of a protected regional park. Visit this potentially deadly threat at Europe's doorstep to observe evidence of volcanic activity occurring deep below the surface, including effusive gas manifestations and small tremors. Plan your Campi Flegrei visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naples using our Naples travel itinerary maker.
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  • A rather unique area, where live different realities from the point of view of socio-economic landscape point of view, in fact mixes volcanic activity attractions not valued at the maximum but for their extraordinary characteristics, all seasoned with a history from mythology. Only
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  • The phlegrean fields have an enormous historical importance, landscape and territorial for many reasons that have made since the 17th century to the 19th century this part of Campania Grand Tour destination, attracting visitors from all over Europe. Among them Goethe, who in his "journey to Italy" gives ample description. Since 2003 the Campi Flegrei regional park was established. It consists of a large area located Northwest of the city of Naples and its Gulf. The area known since ancient times for its volcanic activity is a large caldera in quiescent state stretching from Posillipo Hill to that of Camaldoli, the crater of Fourth Hill of San Severino, the Acropolis of cumae in Monte di Procida. In this area there are at least 24 volcanic craters, and of these some are effusive as the Solfatara (visit) and other hydrothermal vents as Pozzuoli (Thermae Piiteolane), Agnano (Terme di Agnano) and Lucrino (Stufe di Nerone-models correspond to the ancient Roman systems) in addition to the most famous hot springs scattered throughout the island of Ischia. In the area there are volcanic lakes like Lake Avernus and coastal Lakes originated for the barrage as the Lakes of Lucrino, Fusaro and Miseno. The valuable organic and natural areas are Capo Miseno, the underwater Park Baia e il Cratere degli Astroni. The connection between Campi Flegrei and Naples took place through the Crypta Neapolitana, the entrance of which is a columbarium of imperial times identified as Virgil's Tomb (explored). In Sydney you can visit numerous monumental buildings from the Roman period, including the ancient market (Macellum) called "Temple of Serapis", the Temple of Augustus, later transformed into the city's Cathedral and recently restored, large baths, stretches of Roman roads, large monumental necropolis and two amphitheaters of the Flavian Amphitheatre is the third largest in Italy. Ruins of the "Temple of Apollo" (Great Hall) are present on Lake Avernus that for a short time was used in conjunction with the nearby Lake Lucrino as military port of ancient Rome. You should also visit the archaeological complex of Bay favourite place to stay of the Roman aristocracy and by various emperors. Within the town of Bacoli there is the ancient Misenum, village built in Roman times and home of important fleet pretoria. The beach of Miliscola still preserves in its name the memory of workouts that were Roman sailors (militum schola). The old military village has spotlighted the Sacello degli Augustali, rebuilt in the breakfast room of the Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei. Among the most representative monuments there is the Piiscina mirabilis, the largest tank ever built by the Romans, note that supplied drinking water to the Roman Navy ships docking in the port of Misenum. Other Roman monuments to be visited in Bacoli are the "Cento Camerelle", an ancient cistern of an important villa of the Imperial era, and the "grave of Agrippina", part of a odeion of an ancient Roman villa. After Fusaro Lake there is the ancient city of Cuma, the oldest Greek colony in Magna Greece, famous since its origins as the seat of the Oracle of the Cumaean Sibyl. The ancient city is opened on the lower part of the Roman era, with the Forum and its public buildings, the Crypta Romana, and especially the Acropolis with the Sibyl's Cave and the temples of Apollo and Zeus. Does the magnificent Arco Felice town gate, a monumental arch in Roman bricks built into cut that the Romans made in the Hill, through which the via Domiziana entered Cuma. North of Miseno, Lake Fusaro, on a small island, there is the lovely Casina Vanvitelliana built in the 18th century by King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon as casina di support to its hunts or fishing on the Lake.
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  • The sulfur smell comes out of the ground with the smoke, and if you think Yellowstone Park is bad, you haven't seen or smelled anything yet. It was incredible to go into this active volcano, a monster...  read more »
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