Private Phlegrean Fields Volcanic Area
This excursion will allow you to will feel as though you have been transported to another universe and time, as you explore the most iconic volcanic area in Naples.
According to Greek legend, the Phlegran Fields were where the Titans were sent by Zeus to infest the area with fire and smoke. Under the direction of your local, knowledgeable guide you will explore these once-active volcanic craters, passing by boiling mud, strong sulphur smells, hot gases and more.
While in Pozzuoli you will pass by Flavio's Amphitheatre, the 3rd largest Roman theatre in Italy, with an extensive underground tunnel network. This was also the arena where Saint Proculus and Saint Januarius were thrown to wild beasts before being beheaded in nearby Solfatara.
From there you will have a brief stop in Serapide to see the outside of a temple located in the city center, then make your way through the Arco felice, the ancient city's majestic entrance.
Continue to the Acropolis of Cumae, the oldest Greek acropolis in the world. Inside you will find the cave of Sibyl of Cumae, a priestess of Apollo that, in more recent times, provided passage for soldiers arriving from Lake d'Averno, one of the many volcanic crater lakes in the area. Enjoy a brief stop at the lake for pictures before your return trip to Naples.
Step back in time to discover another world with this 5-hour, private tour when you sign up today.