Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields

Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields

Cultural itinerary of the Phlegraean Fields

HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION

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.

TIMETABLES

  • Open every day from 09: 00 to 14: 30
  • Monday closed
  • The ticket office closes at 13.00

COSTS

Full: 4 Euros, also includes a visit to the Terme di Baia, the Flavian Amphitheater of Pozzuoli and the Archaeological Park of Cuma.

Reduced: 2 Euros, only entrance to the Castle and Museum

ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Via Castello 39,
80070 Bacoli NA

Telephone: 081 523 3797/848 800 288
Castle website: Website

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