Roman History by the Sea: Pozzuoli

It is not always so obvious to be able to organise a relaxing day that will make you and your children happy. Sometimes it may seem like a challenge. But Pozzuoli, fortunately, offers numerous possibilities to reconcile the different needs. Whether you want to escape the summer heat, delve into Greek-Roman history or satisfy your children’s thirst for curiosity, here is a list of things to do with them.

Culture Fix

Pozzuoli’s attractions are mainly of Roman times, when the city lived its moment of maximum splendor being the port of the military fleet of the Roman Empire.

 

It is easy to imagine groups of centurions who, armed with swords and helmets, reach the Flavian Amphitheatre before the start of the circus games, or hear the noises of the Roman vendors with their shops open in the market of the “macellum ”, the so-called Temple of Serapis.

 

To support the feeling of déjà vu, the visit of the Rione Terra, the acropolis of Pozzuoli, the first inhabited nucleus of the town inhabited since the second century BC, contributes a true treasure chest of art preserving the history of Pozzuoli within its walls and underground, from the Greeks to the Romans, up to the present day.

 

As if this is not enough, due to the sismic activities of the Phlegraean coast, there is even a Roman city underwater . About taking your family for snorkelling and diving among Roman statues and mosaics?

Seaside Fun

The Phlegraean coast is very vast, but its swimming areas are mainly concentrated in the area of Bacoli, Miliscola and Capo Miseno. These places are characterised by a low and sandy seabed and overlook the Gulf of Naples and the islands of Ischia and Procida, giving a unique panorama.

 

The bathing area is very large and the water is relatively clean, especially in early and late summer. However, the free beaches are scarce and for swimming you have to take advantage of the paid facilities, which, with some exceptions, are not very expensive.

Pozzuoli beach

Nabilah Beach Club

One of the most attractive Beach Club of the Phlegraean Fields, a relaxing place for some tanning but at the same time enjoy dinners and aperitifs at sunset accompanied by DJ live sets. Everything takes place in the name of simplicity and with a breathtaking landscape around it

 

Lost Paradise

This Beach Club offers multiple possibilities: in the morning you can take advantage of the solarium (on the lawn), take a relaxing bath in the pool or, if you prefer, directly by the sea (The cost of entry is 10 euros, including a sunbed). For lunch you can take advantage of the Beach Restaurant. A very popular venue, best to book in advance.

 

Lido Turistico

The Lido Turistico is certainly one of the most elegant and chic on the coast of Miliscola and stands out for the predominance of the white color of sunbeds and umbrellas. The Beach Club has various areas with different services, from the simplest deckchairs and sunbeds to the relaxation areas with leather sofas, African and arabesque umbrellas and circular beds positioned by the sea to enjoy maximum comfort and luxury . Other facilities include a bar and restaurant area, a children’s play area and a sports area (beach volleyball, chess, canoeing, windsurfing).

Nearby

Pozzuoli is also an excellent base for anyone wanting to explore the Bay of Naples, in fact, it is a hop, skip, and a jump away from the historic centre of Naples, the islands of Capri, Procida and Ischia. A little further afield there are Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Amalfi Coast.

Procida
Procida

Stay Here

Right in the middle of everything, Villa Avellino combines historic charm with contemporary comforts.

The Junior Suites can comfortably accommodate families with two children.

They comprise a living area, an entrance hall, a fully equipped kitchen with induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, combination oven / electric microwave and kettle, dining area, living room with double sofa bed, desk, docking station for smartphones, tablets and PCs to listen personal music in surround, telephone, in room safe, air conditioning, heating and a 40’’ flat screen tv. The sleeping area has a comfortable double bed and 32’’ TV.

from £ 1660 in total for a family of 2 adults and 2 children

5 nights including breakfast sharing a Junior Suite

3 hour private tour of Pozzuoli

visit to the Rione Terra (weekends only)

private airport transfers

Do you spare extra nights? Why not combining Pozzuoli with a stay on the island of Ischia?

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