Parco Archeologico e Monumentale di Baia


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The Parco Archeologico is arranged in terraces overlooking the bay. At the top, the view from the Villa dell'Ambulatio gives a good idea of the layout. At the end of the ambulatio is the balneum (bathroom), a jewel of stuccoed artistry. The level below contains a nymphaeum (a grotto with a pool and fountain dedicated to the water-nymphs) or perhaps a miniature theatre; further down on the lowest terrace stands the Tempio di Mercurio (Temple of Mercury) and a large natatio (swimming pool) with an imposing dome (50-27 BC) that pre-dates the cupola of the Pantheon in Rome.

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Parco Archeologico e Monumentale di Baia details

Via Sella di Baia 22,

Area Naples

Telephone 081 868 7592

Open 9am-6pm daily.

Admission (includes Cuma, Museo Archaeologico dei Campi Flegrei & Anfiteatro Flavio) €4; free under-18s, over-75s.

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