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The Phlegraean Fields de en fr it

The geographical region known as the Phlegraean Fields falls within the area of a few municipalities in the province of Naples including Pozzuoli, Quarto, Bacoli and Monte di Procida. It is an area of great historical value, for the remains of the Greek and Roman settlements are some of the most important in the world; for its Geology, for its volcanic nature and for the observation of the phenomenon of bradyseism, environmental, natural landscape surrounded by the Mediterranean and for examples of lacustrian and marine environments.
For their geological characteristics, also the islands of Procida, Vivara and Ischia are associated with Campi Flegrei. Volcanic activity never died down and has been present intermittently over a period of thousands of years and, while probably most evident at the time of the Greek colonists, it is still present to this day. Not surprisingly, the Campi Flegrei name comes from the Greek Flego i.e. burn. There are many volcanoes that may be visited to grasp the geological evolution of their current state, among them the Solfatara, Lake Avernus, the Astroni, Monte Nuovo and Fondi di Baia.
For centuries, this territory was chosen as the best destination by travelers who wanted to retrace the footsteps of myths sung by Homer and Virgil. Hence, the Greek culture spread throughout the Italian peninsula and the Roman aristocracy loved to spend leisure time here building sumptuous residences in places of extraordinary natural beauty. Archaeology buffs can visit archaeological parks of extreme value in open air, underwater and underground.



World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
Sacristy of San Domenico Maggiore 202011.7kmsite_ao
Tomb of the First Bishop of New York 202011.7kmsite_ao
Procida: Island of the Cinema en it 11.3kmsite_izi
ROUTE: maritime villages of Procida en es fr it 9.9kmsite_izi
The three beauties of Procida en es fr it 13.4kmsite_izi
A ride to Procida en es fr it 10.1kmsite_izi
Anjou-Aragonese-Spanish en it 11.1kmsite_izi
Hidden Beauties – San Giorgio a Cremano en it 18.5kmsite_izi
Greek Naples – between the Naples museum of archeology and the historical center en it zh 201611.2kmsite_izi
The Golden Mile – Portici en it 18.5kmsite_izi
Porta Nolana 202012.8kmsite_ao
Lipsanothecae of the Chapel of Saint Francesco de Geronimo 202011.4kmsite_ao
Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai 202011.9kmsite_ao
San Gennaro Mural 202012.2kmsite_ao
Via dei Presepi 201912kmsite_ao
Europe’s Most Beautiful Metro Station 201911.1kmsite_ao
Gaiola Island 20196.7kmsite_ao
MUSA Anatomy Museum 201811.9kmsite_ao
Casina Vanvitelliana 20185.2kmsite_ao
The Arm of St. Thomas Aquinas 201811.7kmsite_ao
Catacombs of Saint Gaudiosus 201811.6kmsite_ao
Death Chairs of Poor Clares Cemetery 201816.6kmsite_ao
Skull Cult of Saint Mary of the Souls of Purgatory 201711.8kmsite_ao
Cave of Dogs 20184.4kmsite_ao
Naples Underground 201811.9kmsite_ao
Flavian Amphitheater of Pozzuoli 20180.5kmsite_ao
Bourbon Tunnel 201810.7kmsite_ao
Anatomy Museum of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli 201811.9kmsite_ao
Upside-Down Fig Tree 20164.2kmsite_ao
Piazza Grande 197913.5kmsite_brutalism
Vele di Scampia 13kmsite_brutalism
La Casa del Portuale 13.4kmsite_brutalism
Historic Centre of Naples 199512.4kmsite_whs

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