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Parco Archeologico Pausilypon

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Address: Posillipo | Grotta di Seiano, 80123, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 081.2403235
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Pausilypon was the Villa d’otium build by roman knight Publio Vedio Pollio....

Pausilypon was the Villa d’otium build by roman knight Publio Vedio Pollio. When Pollio died (15 b.C.) it was given in legacy to the emperor Augustus, becoming an official imperial estate. It is located in one of the most fascinating places in Naples with a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples.The gateway to the villa was given by the monumental Seiano’s cave (a tunnel 770 meters long caved in the hillside of Posillipo).

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Emperor Augustus found his way here and so should you

This site requires reservations and is somewhat hard to find. Make sure you get good bus/walking instructions from Google. Also make sure to find out when the English language... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this trip very much. I found this place fascinating and would definitely recommend this place for adults. The weather was very sunny which helped make this day even better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This site is quite difficult to find the entrance,so I have added a photo showing the curve on the road nearby.The entrance is half way up the hill.Everyone parks in the main road,and walks a few meters to the site.Two ladies in a shed sell the €5 tickets and provide you with the next tour time. The tours are in... More 

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St. Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This site requires reservations and is somewhat hard to find. Make sure you get good bus/walking instructions from Google. Also make sure to find out when the English language tour will be given. That said, the site is an amazing piece of the Roman empire...a villa complex with a very impressive tunnel entrance, theaters and views across the bays. Nearby,... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We had spent five days in Naples exploring the sites including Pompeii and many museums. The hours I spent kayaking with my friends was my favorite part. We loved the casual, friendly feeling when we got there. We didn't have suitable clothes so Giovanni went and got us t-shirts and shorts which was very helpful. The tour was beautiful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Beautiful and Unexplored but finally opened to the public, this Old Roman Theatre is in the middle of the most beautiful part of the Southern Capital of Italy. It is a must if you want to see different side of Naples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Beautiful and Mysterious Pausilypon Theatre on the hills of now called Posillipo. Lovely view of the Crystalline Sea. Our Tour Guide was really friendly and passionate about this site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Because you can go below stairs, so to speak, you get an understanding of the the amazing logistics of Roman spectacles. The arena held more than most Premier League stadia. Information there is only moderate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited on a hot sunny Sunday - it was busy! I unluckily missed the earlier tour in English because I got lost so was the only English speaker there. However, I still enjoyed the visit. There are enough signs in English to give you information. The views are great, the amphitheatre great to see. If you have time -... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is a "must see" place if you are or are planning a visit to Naples. Yopu start this journey in the past travelling through a grotto (tunnel is more appropriate) built 100 years before Christ. After few minutes you can literally jump into the past as you get a wonderful Roman Villa with two theatres. To conclude the visit... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was unexpected, it was great!!! You walk for about one kilometer in a dark burbon tunnel, suggestive walk, and at the end you cannot even imagine what a beautiful place. A very nice park, with a villa, with a small anphyteatrum (I assisted to a short opera, too) and a wonderfull view of the Gaiola and Posillipo, just under... More 

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