Jump to content The territory CONTINUE THE STORY The Campi Flegrei area extends between the municipalities of Pozzuoli, Bacoli, Monte di Procida, Quarto and the Neapolitan quarters of Agnano and Bagnoli, reaching the islands of Ischia and Procida.
The etymology of the name comes from the Greek word "Phlégra" that is Ardente, therefore Campi Ardenti and this because of the violent nature of the territory, periodically shaken by earthquakes and eruptions, which have always changed the geography of the area and which continue to do so . HISTORY Cradle of the West CONTINUE THE STORY The history of the Campi Flegrei has a memorable and golden past, it was the cradle of the West with the development and succession of civilizations of the caliber of the Samnites, Greeks and Romans as well as, in more recent times, of rulers such as Angevins, Aragonese and Bourbons.
Each domination has given remains, monuments and architectural pearls, testified today by open-air, underground and submerged archaeological parks. HISTORY Myths and Legends BACK TO TOP The nature of the Phlegraean Fields made of sulfate, boiling pools and earthquakes, together with the territory torn by ancient ruins for the previous Greek occupation, meant that past peoples imagined these places as a stage of mythical battles between Gods and Giants.
Furthermore, a set of geological and architectural factors gave the illusion to the ancient Romans, as witnessed by Dante, Homer and Virgil, that the gateway to the hell was hidden on the shores of Lake Averno. HISTORY