Parco Archeologico Pausilypon

Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, Naples

Parco Archeologico Pausilypon

Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
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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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sf2410
London, UK1 contribution
A magical place slightly off the beaten track
Feb 2020 • Couples
A magical place so close but so far away from the buzz and noise of Napoli. Very well preserved archeological site with breathtaking views. I generally don’t like guided tours but Alessia is a really excellent guide, very knowledgeable, technically proficient but also engaging and never boring. Slightly “off the beaten track” but strongly suggested to experience something different in Napoli.
Written February 11, 2020
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Mary Vrouvaki
Heraklion, Greece24 contributions
worth!!
Dec 2019
Deinetely worth to visit it! The view is amasing ,,The only thing ,it was not soeasy to find it,Not welsigned///
Written January 4, 2020
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Maurizio1970
Lemmer, The Netherlands163 contributions
A little gem
Sep 2019
We cross the cave of Seiano, a 770 m long tunnel, excavated in Roman times in the tuff stone of the Posillipo hill, to emerge in an area where the Odeon theater and other archaeological remains from the imperial era are present. The view of the Gulf of Naples is breathtaking.
Written October 11, 2019
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BiagiodiMaratea
Maastricht, The Netherlands127 contributions
Great visit to Parco and Grotta de Seiano
Sep 2018 • Couples
The parco and the Grotta di Seiano are wonderful and very interesting. Imagine how they managed to build these huge constructions way back in time when the ancient Romans enjoyed their leisure time in Campania Felix. Friendly guide, lovely walk through the Grotta and then the reward of the great view on the ancient theaters and the sea. Make sure you know where to find the place upfront and book in advance !
Written May 14, 2019
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mg0rm1
Naples, Italy93 contributions
Neat Little Walk
Aug 2017 • Couples
Hidden from the normal tourist path, this place is quite nice. It is well maintained, and offers tours that are informative. Small venue so it only takes about 1.5 hours to do the whole thing.
Written October 12, 2017
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Johan17
Haarlem, The Netherlands1,518 contributions
Hidden treasure off the beaten track
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Parco Archeologico Pausilypon is a hidden treasure, it is about 20 -30 minutes by car from the centre of Naples. We were advised that it can be reached by public transport, but that is not very regular. We used Discesa Coroglio 36 on our GPS, but found an old industrial estate on this address (maybe my GPS was wrong). Anyway we continued on this road towards the coast and found the entrance, which can easily be missed.

It is in fact a tour, but do not be alarmed, the cost is only 5 euro per person (and we were lucky to join another couple on our tour). The tour is in Italian or if you are lucky in French :-). But the sights speak for itselves and I would not have wanted to miss this.

The entrance is very impressive with very high beams (see photo) and a long tunnel. The tunnel extends over 770 m ! It is very wide and well illuminated.

You will be rewarded by what you find at the end of the tunnel, a magnificent area of excavations and a fantastic view on the sea. There are several buildings and a uncovered and formerly covered theatre on the end of a bluff.
Written June 24, 2017
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cagtripodi
Naples, Italy35 contributions
"Grotta di Seiano"
Apr 2016 • Family
You need a car or taxi to reach Grotta di Seiano but you will be happy to visit this place: after a short walk in a "Grotto" great panoramas are offered to your eyes!
Written February 22, 2017
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MrTA2000
4 contributions
Excellent day trip.
Jun 2016 • Family
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.
Written June 14, 2016
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cycleplus1
MIlton Keynes771 contributions
Very different site to visit
Jun 2016 • Couples
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 Italian,but the lady taking the tour,also shown in the pics is very good and speaks clearly and slowly if you ask her.The start of the tour is through a 660 meter tunnel,and there are descriptions of the construction,vent holes etc along the way.(if you get cold take a cardi for this part.)This section takes about 30 minutes,and is not at a particularly slow pace.
It opens out onto a large field containing 2 amphitheatres and a villa. From these areas you get very nice views and information on the environment.It was a very interesting 1and a half hours,and the guide was very professional & knowledgeable.Definitely worth visiting
Written June 4, 2016
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KarenECS
St. Paul74 contributions
Emperor Augustus found his way here and so should you
Apr 2016 • Couples
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, Ristorante Calasole had some of the best seafood of our three months in Italy. Definitely worth the visit and then lunch,
Written May 14, 2016
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