Between myths and volcanoes

There are many legends that we hear about Pozzuoli.

It is said that Polycrates, the tyrant of Samo, forced a large number of citizens to abandon the beautiful island to move to Ancient Greece, the current South Italy.

Navigation was  so long and winding and the Samo refugees begged the gods so that they find a new home in which to build a new democratic government.

After much wandering, finally they landed on the shores of the old Cuma, where they asked humbly to cumesi to be hosted on the city headland. Obtained the consent, they gave birth to Dicearchia, “the city by just government”, which later became the current Pozzuoli.

And this is only part of the ancient legend …

The historic town is located in the Gulf of Naples close to Campi Flegrei and has one of the highest population densities in Campania region.

Among its many geological features, a must-cite is the bradyseism, the lowering or raising level of the earth’s surface in a periodic manner. This is a volcanic phenomenon, as of volcanic origin is also the famous Solfatara, an old volcano still active but dormant, that periodically emits gases and sulfur dioxide: a unique show in the world for the curious tourists.

Along the places to visit and the most famous nature reserves, we understand immediately that are still intact the many Roman contamination.

In fact Pozzuoli is, after Rome, the guardian of a great variety of mausoleums of Roman times!

One of it is the Macellum, fabulous Roman public market, amous as the Temple of Serapis for the discovery of a statue of the Egyptian god inside the monument. Son of bradisismo, this market-temple has preserved intact its structure thanks to its immersion in the sea.

Another Roman monument is the Flavian Amphitheater, had built by Emperor Nerone, which could include up to 40,000 spectators.

Entering the city center we can see a rather strong Christian veining, thanks to the presence of the churches of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Sanctuary of San Gennaro, where carried the cult of blood dissolution every 19 September as in Naples.

From the naturalistic point of view, certainly one of the most striking places of Pozzuoli are the two lakes: Lake Avernus and Lucrinus Lacus.

The first is a dark, mystical soul lake, which arose from the death of a volcano and known to be in the legend, the gate to Hades, hell in Greek mythology.

While the Lucrino lake was turned into a fish farm from an ancient Roman senator-for-profit.

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