The Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields is a museum housed in the Aragonese Castle of Baia, in the municipality of Bacoli. The castle was chosen as the seat of the Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields, due to its central position in relation to the main archaeological sites of the Phlegraean Fields.
It provides for the progressive topographical display of the most significant finds found in the archaeological sites of the Phlegraean area.
In particular, the reconstructions of the Sacello degli Augustali and the Nymphaeum of Punta Epitaffio deserve to be observed. The first room, located in the so-called Torre Tenaglia of the castle, houses the reconstruction of the facade of the Sacello di Miseno; it is formed by a pronaos behind which rise some statues originally placed in the cell inside the temple itself, among which the statues of Vespasian and Titus portrayed in heroic nudity.
The Nymphaeum, on the other hand, was commissioned by the emperor Claudius and today it is sunk 7 meters below sea level due to bradyseism. It shows a rectangular plan, closed by an apse where a scene from the Odyssey was recalled; the niches of the long walls were decorated with statues inspired by Hellenistic prototypes of the XNUMXnd century BC, of which only some have been recovered.