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Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta

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Address: Discesa Gaiola, 80123, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39-081-2403235
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The Gaiola Underwater Park is a Marine Protected Area established in 2002...

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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This place is a spot locals go to the beach. It is hard to get to and gets very crowded. Also, it is a protected marine and archeology area, so there are strict rules. That... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were supposted to take metro line 2 then bus from napoli then walk 1 km to get there but first thing line 2 was closed that day so we had to take line 1 then cable care then the bus and walk and its not easy to really follow the map we were about to get lost like 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a spot locals go to the beach. It is hard to get to and gets very crowded. Also, it is a protected marine and archeology area, so there are strict rules. That being said, I really wanted it. I found this place gorgeous and fantastic. There isn't a ton to see, but what is there is amazing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Got to Gaiola the day after a storm for a pre booked snorkelling tour. Our guide, Oscar, directed us past the queue for entry to the protected area of the park. There are only 100 people at a time allowed into the area in order to help preserve it. The views here are amazing and it really is beautiful, however,... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We saw it was closed Monday. I emailed over the weekend to inquire about booking a snorkel tour -which was advertised on their website. Didn't get return email. Tuesday morning early we headed out. Our cab driver thought we were crazy. Turns out he was EXACTAMENTO!!! We got there and stood in a line for 45 mins to learn no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were really excited to go find this place. We didn't mind taking 2 buses, walking 30 minutes and dodging the cars in the narrow two-way street. But, we should have realized, when we got off the second bus, that it was not going to be what we read on the internet. The beach is really small and we couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Our guide, Oscar, was absolutely amazing. The 2 hours we spent snorkeling went so fast and Oscar also showed us some of the creatures living in the waters surrounding the ruins. I would highly recommend this excursion to everyone! Oscar was very helpful and knowledgeable! We loved it so much, we wished we had time to do it a 2nd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Living in Italy for two years allows you to see so much! This spot is my wife's and I absolute favorite little beach and hideout. You'll see this spot on lots of Pintrest photos. To get there, drive up to Posillipo and you see signs before the main park. Walk all the way down the winding street and stairs to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A nice spot at the beach, not easy to find and not easy to reach but just because of that quiet and peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

With kayak we visited this beautiful area. Snorkling gives you the chance tot see some Roman ruines. Be careful for underwater rocks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

The beach gets quite crowded, especially on weekends. However after being in Naples and needing a day on the water, it is worth the hour long trek, especially if you can get your hands on a kayak! Photos were taken on the walk there :)

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