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Peter Bardwell | profile | all galleries >> .. other Italian places >> Campania >> Pozzuoli and the Fields of Fire >> In and around Pozzuoli tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

In and around Pozzuoli | Pozzuoli - the amphitheatre | Pozzuoli - the solfatara | Transport to sites in Pozzuoli | Baia - Roman baths and a castle | Cuma - ancient Cumae | A few other places

In and around Pozzuoli

Just round the bay from Naples, Pozzuoli forms the gateway to the Campei Flegreii - and area rich in ruins
from the days when it was one of ancient Rome's most popular summmer getaways.

The city and surroundings are subject to bradyseism - a slow rising and falling due to changes in pressure
in an underlying magma chamber - and the settlement on the hill above the port, the Rione Terra, has had
to be abandoned several times, most recently in the 1970s.