PHLEGREAN FIELDS ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR

PHLEGREAN FIELDS ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR

from 320
Activity Level
MEDIUM (expected walks and/or stairs)
Duration 8 hours

Tour Highlights

Exploring the bay in the north of Naples, we will take you towards this route that will surprise you for its charm, going along lakes, sea, active volcanos and the history of the inestimable heritage of the Phlegraean fields (from the Greek “flègo”, which means burn) that are rich in archaeological sites dating back Greek times and the Roman empire. The Pozzuoli bay is a wonderfulness of nature that is worth being visited and by means the knowledge of the territory of our drivers, you will make your tour unforgettable.

Included

A private Mercedes vehicle, professional, English-speaking driver (tour expert), as well as fuel, taxes, parking costs and all tolls.

Extra

Lunch, Entrance tickets  and qualified licensed guide

Optional

Private licensed guide with a degree in Art History who is authorized to accompany you into museums, churches, and other sights

Meeting place

Naples, Sorrento from the port or specific address

Additional info

Dress comfortably and casually, comfortable shoes (no sandals) is a must! The bay of Pozzuoli is also famous for the fresh fish food, your driver could advise a good spot for the lunch.

How Your Day Unfolds :

In-depth tour info

Before beginning your tour day, you will get acquainted with your English-speaking driver who will be in time at the meeting place that you provided us, he will take you on our comfortable Mercedes vehicle.

Of course, the Phlegrean fields are too big to visit in one day, but we can assure you’ll get the most from this exciting tour.

 

We recommend visiting the archaeological sites with an authorized qualified guide. The licensed guide curates each trip according to the interests and physical capabilities of our guests, and escorting in the walking tour through the Itineraries, providing in-depth historical information. Your guide is sure to make Greek-Roman history come alive!

Before beginning your tour day, you will get acquainted with your English-speaking driver who will be in time at the meeting place that you provided us, he will take you on our comfortable Mercedes vehicle.

He will take you to the part of our territory rich in archaeological sites where began the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations: western Italy. The strategic position of the port, the fertility of the fields due to the volcanic area and the natural thermal baths; all these elements gave the ancient civilizations a good reason to settle in this corner of the Gulf of Naples.

Unlike Pompeii and Herculaneum, Phlegraean fields are not so famous and many tourists who arrive in this area of southern Italy do not even imagine how many archaeological sites there are in the north of the Gulf of Naples.

By means of your expert-of-territory driver you will discover enchanting places, passing through breath-taking panoramic views and lakes, tuffaceous rocks, and Roman ruins; visiting the still active Solfatara volcano with its fumaroles, the Flavio amphitheater (second to Capua amphitheater and Rome’s Colosseum).

The tour includes a visit to one of the oldest Greek colonies (The archaeological park of Cuma)  Through the visit to the archaeological park it will be possible to admire the remains of the Acropolis, with the temples of Apollo and Jupiter, and some remains of the lower city like the temples of Italici and the Forum, the spa building known as Masseria Grande, the amphitheater, the Arco Felice.
In the Cuma’s archaeological park, will be possible to visit the suggestive cave of the Sibilla the mythological gateway to the underworld and then take the naturalistic route on the shores of Lake Averno.

The phlegraean fields offer much more like the archaeological park of Baia and the underwater city which can be visited in very calm sea conditions and on board of a special glass-bottomed boat, the Aragonese castle (phlegraean fields’ museum) and much more… Let yourself be accompanied by your expert driver who can guide you through these wonderful places, so you will spend an unforgettable day being satisfied with your choice.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

The Tour is flexible, we can take you to any archaeologicalsite in the area. The following is just an example :

8:00 am

Meet the driver and move to the Flavio amphitheater

9:00 am

Stop for a picture at Solfatara Vulcano and arrive to the Flavio amphitheater

10:30 am

Move to the Greek Acropolis of Cuma

11:00 am

Arrive to the Greek Acropolis of Cuma

1:00 pm

Move to the Aragonese castle of Baia (museum)

2:00 pm

Lunch nearby the Castle

3:15 pm

Move to Pozzuoli and see the Macellum

3:45 pm

Move to Posillipo in Naples and admire the Phlegrean fields from the top of the hill

4:15 pm

Start from Posillipo and move to your accomodation

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