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“Gaiola Snorkeling” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta

Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta
Discesa Gaiola, 80123 Naples, Italy
+39-081-2403235
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Ranked #3 of 197 Attractions in Naples
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: The Gaiola Underwater Park is a Marine Protected Area established in 2002 along the Posillipo coast, in the northwestern Gulf of Naples. The Park owes its singularity to the fusion of volcanological, biological and archaeological aspects inserted in one of the most attractive coastal landscape in the Gulf. Many ancient roman remains (I Century b.C.) lie underwater because of a geological phenomenon (bradyseism). It’s possible to visit it by glass-bottom boat, snorkeling and diving tours.
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“Gaiola Snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Went with our kids (10 and 12 years old) in August of 2013. Our Guide, Oscar, was fantastic and kept the kids interested in-- what seemed like a short-- but ended up being 2 hrs of snorkeling trip around the ruins of the roman era fish farm and ponds. We were outfitted in wet suits and snorkel gear by the parco. A short powerpoint presentation made visiting the ruins under water that much more interesting. Everyone who works there is a passionate conservationist and amazing that this venture seems to be self funded by the reasonable entry fee of 20 Euro pp. Parco Gaiola is well worth a visit, especially after having seen the roman ruins in Pompei and Herculaneum. Call ahead for reservations (a must) and bring a picnic....there's NO food or drinks to be purchased on the beach and surroundings. It's a bit of a hike from the main road and not suitable for wheelchair or elderly people who are not reasonably fit. Having a car is convenient; easy parking at main road even in high season.

Visited August 2013
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“Gaiola Archeological Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Visited during the winter. Hard to get there without a car, but well worth it. Roman imperial age remains (tunnel, theatres) beautiful view. Very interesting and competent explanation- don't know if availaible in english- Check at
http://www.areamarinaprotettagaiola.it/the_Pausilypon_english.htm

Visited December 2012
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