Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei

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Ruediger G
London, UK26 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Going there can be quite tricky. We went there with public transport. Take a train from Naples to Fusaro. Leave the station and go right and then right again to a small Tobacco shop (Tabbacheria Illiano Di Lubrano). Here you can buy bus tickets, both ways. At Baiae there is no ticket office and you can't buy a ticket in the bus. Go then back to the station and then to the street on the other side of the station. There will be a bus to Baiae.

The museum is in a castle on a hill. It is an amazing collection mainly with finds from Cumae and Pozzuoli. Many first class statues, reliefs, but also many vases and smaller finds, telling you the history of two ancient cities.

You can walk from the museum to the ruins of Baiae. It takes about 20 minutes. Baiae is a big archaeological site. The main interest is the architecture. Several domes are well preserved. The site is at the slope of a hill. There are stunning views on the sea too. Besides the architecture there are a few wall paintings and mosaics. Archaeologist often do not have any clue about the functions of the building, adding some mystery to the site. There are many labels explaining the remains (so far as possible). Interest in archaeology is essential.
Written September 21, 2017
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slugo2015
Germfask, MI54 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
Absolutely stellar view from the top of the castle. The castle is authentic with drawbridge and ramparts. Few military artifacts present. Museum galleries divided into artifacts from Ancient Greek settlement of Cuma, artifacts from Roman Puzzuolli and some from Baia. Signs in English and Italian. Open mornings but closes by 1 pm as do most things in this area as Riposo is a tradition here. Many scenic attractions around here close early if it's a bad day and I wouldn't be shocked to find the castle closed if it's raining and windy. Parking lot adjacent costs 3 euro. Ticket to enter 4 euro for two days. Ticket includes access to roman ruins nearby in Baia. This area was a holiday retreat for Julius Ceasare, Hadrian, Nero, and other notable Romans so ruins of their palaces are evident. Miseno nearby was the base for the Roman war fleet. History everywhere nearby but you have to read to find it.
Written November 23, 2015
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CJM88
Farnham, UK458 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
As we entered the museum, I was taken aback by the amazing views over the Bay of Naples. We were there on a very clear day - we could see out over Capri, Pozzuoli and the whole of Naples. It was amazingly beautiful, and the trip was worth it just for this.
The museum itself was very interesting. Full of artifacts from Cuma, Baia and Pozzuoli, you could spend hours here, and I was amazed how well preserved a lot of the items were.
Unfortunately, some of the museum was closed (and has apparently been so for the last 3 years), which was a shame, but there is so much to see that I would wholeheartedly recommend.
Written October 7, 2013
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Philip E
Adelaide Australia63 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
We used the Cumana train until LUCRINO station. From there we walked half an hour along the coastal road to the castle through the small town of Baia. You can see the temple ruins in Baia as you go through. There are some busses on this route but if the weather is nice, probably just as quick to walk. Note that Italian roads can be quite busy and that footpaths are a rarity, so keep your wits about you.
The castle has wonderful views and plenty of sitting areas, so bring a picnic. We visited on a Wednesday morning and there was no admission fee. Other days it costs.

An interesting aside... exactly at the Lucrino station is a free beach which is sandy and clean. A rarity in Italy. Almost opposite the station is a tourist facility on the lake. There is a discount supermarket in there.
Written June 5, 2013
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TravelCriticWales
Swansea385 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
After spending a very enjoyable couple of hours at the Roman Thermae in Baia we walked along to the castle. Five minutes into the walk it started pouring down and we were soaked to the skin when we got there - only to discover a note pinned to the gate, advising potential visitors that the museum and castle were only open in the mornings! Needless to say, we were furious. The booklet that came with our Artecard stated categorically that the museum kept the same opening hours as the archeological park, namely that it would close "1 hour before sunset". So we paid (via the Artecard) for something we never got to see and got drenched into the bargain. This sort of thing is simply UNACCEPTABLE. The morale: Check (twice at least!!!) before you go.
Another useful tip: There is no longer a railway station in Baia. You need to take a bus from Naples or one of the other stations.
Written June 2, 2012
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JanBrennan
Kennebunk, ME41 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
the best part is the misnamed "Temple" (actually a domed swimming pool) at the bottom of the complex. Try clapping hands and talking -- your echo sounds just like your real voice. Great place to sing!
Written February 20, 2019
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D A
Auburn, WA8 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
In 1996, I was stationed at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Napoli, and coached a youth soccer club (NATO Jaguars Youth Soccer Club). Baia and the neighboring town of Baccoli host an annual International Youth Soccer Tournament, with games played, literally, at the base of the Castle/Fortress. You could look straight up 100-200 feet and see the ramparts of the Castle/Fortress. It was a fantastic experience for the parents and kids (and we lived there in the Napoli region, so historical buildings were nothing new to us), and of course, the people of Baia/Baccoli were some of the most wonderful locals you could ever meet.

(note: this site only allows me to choose from 2015 or 2016, but my event was from 1993)
Written March 19, 2016
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Noemi2709
Frankfurt, Germany746 contributions
Sep 2019
Archeological Museum of Campi Flegrei in Castello Aragonese, Bacoli Italy. Exceptional and important artefacts relating to Baia, Puteoli, Kyme, Bacoli, and Misenum, such as "Sacello degli Augustali" and sculptures of the "Ninfeo di Punta Epitaffio". Fantastic views from the castle terrace, absolutely worth seeing!
Written October 4, 2019
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Kim A
Sydney, Australia300 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
This park exceeded my expectations. I was the only visitor at the time, so to have the sprawling site all to myself and undertake it at a leisurely pace, was bliss. The site also offers a lovely view of the bay.

Entry was only EURO$4 and explanations were provided at each point of interest.

The dome with the Roman bath blew me away, I really enjoyed the peaceful visit to this historical park. I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area.
Written July 15, 2018
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26sarah1980
Andover, UK77 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
This park preserves a remarkable row of Roman villas and baths, all terraced into the hillside. The elite came here to party and bath in the hot springs during the 1st century BC. It can be hard to visualise how the building would have looked just from the foundations that remain. There are, however, some fascinating details like the service passages to explore. Take your time over a visit here and be sure to go into the so called 'temple of Mercury', which is covered by one of the oldest concrete domes in the world.
Written November 2, 2017
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