Parco Archeologico delle Terme di Baia

Parco Archeologico delle Terme di Baia, Bacoli

Parco Archeologico delle Terme di Baia

Parco Archeologico delle Terme di Baia
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D M
46 contributions
Roman Archeological Site and No Crowds!
Dec 2019
Wonderfull Roman archeological site. We visited late December and had the place to ourselves. Not sure about crowd size during the summer season. Fun for the entire family to wander and explore. Don't miss the "echo chamber" and the upside down fig tree.
We arrived soon after opening time and could park right near the ticket window. Small parking area so if there is a small crowd you would need to park on the street...somewhere.
Written 11 January 2020
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4is
Barcelona, Spain239 contributions
Magnificent archeological site
Sep 2019
Very few visitors, while this place has nothing less than many other more famous Roman sites. It is surely worth a visit to appreciate how the Romans were clever in setting up and organizing their life
Written 9 October 2019
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Louis F
Tampa, FL541 contributions
I was all alone
Jun 2019 • Solo
I went during the mid afternoon and I was the only person in the entire park. The park takes up most of the hillside and is quite large. There are plenty of places to wander around and explore. It was very impressive and there were a lot of buildings that were still in good shape.
Written 23 June 2019
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Rich H
Providence, RI15 contributions
Interesting archeological park with no crowds
May 2019 • Couples
My wife & I visited Naples a couple weeks ago and hired a driver to take us to Baia and visit the 4 sites that you can enter for the price of one 8 euro admission. We visited here because we saw the area featured on National Geographic Channel. This is the area where ancient Roman leaders went to play. It is particularly interesting because part of the area has sunk beneath the bay and you can dive or snorkel to see Roman roads, buildings, etc. But this park was great with no other people. It has many interesting buildings, but the one that I found most interesting was the Temple of Mercury, which is a 73 meter diameter concrete dome with a hole in the center of the roof. It is similar to the Pantheon, but we were told was built before the Pantheon. We were told that the Romans perfected their formula for concrete in this area because of the availability of volcanic ash and materials. Anyway, the site is great, is a great value and has no crowds. If you are in Naples hire a taxi for a few hours and go to Baia to visit the 4 sites, including this site, the Archeological site at Cumae, Castello Aragonese, and the Flavian Amphitheater. Overall these 4 sites were fabulous. We used Fulvio from Napoli Private Taxi and he was great (napoliprivatetaxi@aol.com).
Written 31 May 2019
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Bmpaddy
Swansea, UK108 contributions
Hidden Treasure
Aug 2018 • Couples
We were the only people here at one point and it was tranquil.

You enter at the higher level and descend to the lower portion - making it quite a trek for those not good on their feet. Once down tough there are amazingly well preserved buildings and the enclosed dome is almost magical with an eerie echo sound.

All in all well worth a visit and if you're lucky you can park right outside (if not there's plenty of on street free parking in a short walking distance.
Written 15 August 2018
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abertafol
Gwynedd, UK84 contributions
A Roman Las Vegas
Aug 2018 • Couples
How the leisured class spent their holidays. A really interesting site, with some mosaics and frescoes still intact. Highlight is the dome, which predates the Pantheon in Rome. Well worth a visit -- though it gets extremely hot in the sun.
Written 14 August 2018
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lordflash
Rolleston-on-Dove, UK306 contributions
What was a Roman playground to relax. Now a deserted space to relax in and contemplate what the Romans got up to.
Aug 2017
What a place Baia is, in a quiet area with nothing really going for it except the marina with a few restaurants.
But it's the history of the place! An ancient Roman holiday resort with so much still today to see there, considering most of the old Roman resort and villas now being submerged under the bay of Naples due to volcanic activity (Bradyseism).
Entrance and car park is at the top just off the Via Terme Romane. Head for the Temple of Mercury (not a temple at all) as it has a huge dome covering Roman cold public baths. Still intact and makes for good echos.
Plenty of other areas and to explore, changing rooms, more baths, frescoes and views over the bay of Naples.
Sit for a while and let the imagination take over to get a feel for the place. You will have the time and space to do it with not many people there to disturb you.
Written 20 July 2018
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1 096 contributions
Very special
Apr 2018 • Friends
Put on your walking shoes and walk all the way down into the baths. It is quiet and beautiful. I was alone in the domed bath of Mercury. I has a long echo. This is so worthwhile. We went with a private driver which made our day very enjoyable.
Written 13 May 2018
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FRRobertson
Bath, UK72 contributions
PLEASE READ- Wonderful Site- BUT BE WARNED!!
Aug 2017 • Family
The site is wonderful, but, before I say any more, I must give a grave warning. We visited the site for two or so hours, but when we returned to our car, we found a sizeable hole smashed in a window and a large number of our possessions stolen. Admittedly, we see now we may well have been overly lax about security, but the town of Bacoli is still obviously far from safe, and I would firmly advise finding a safe car park and, if nothing else, making sure there is nothing of any value in the car. Covering stuff up didn't seem to make any difference in our case, and I can only assume it isn't good enough to hide possessions- they must not be there in the first place!
However, the actual site is wonderful and is certainly worth a visit- a massive area of fabulous Roman ruins, with very few restrictions on access and, for us at any rate, virtually deserted. Worth a particular visit is the amazing and haunting Temple of Mercury, the oldest Roman concrete dome of its kind, and surely deserving of far more fame than it currently has. So, if you get the chance, do go, but for goodness sake, make sure any car you bring is empty!
Written 20 August 2017
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Melfoto
San Diego, California35 contributions
erme di Baia, Roman baths, later converted into an imperial Roman residence..
Jan 2017 • Friends
Terme Romane di Baia We did not stay long in Pozzuoli to learn much about this town. It's proximity to Terme Romane di Baia was an advantage. This impressive archeological site is stunning by its scale. Starting out as a baths and later an imperial residence, it climbs the hill w/ panoramic views at each terrace. The baths of Mercury have a dome, oculus, four windows and an echo. The upside down fig tree is fun! The site is vast, you need time and stamina to enjoy your visit, worth every step of the way.
Be sure to check with the site's office for hours they are open. They alternate closing hours, every other day, with Antro della Sibilla- Cave of the Sybil in Cuma.
Written 11 February 2017
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