Stand in the middle of an ancient arena where gladiators once battled, then head to Rione Terra, where the Pozzuoli Gulf serves as backdrop to Roman ruins. The bustling port town of Pozzuoli lies in a basin formed by volcanic activity and offers visitors a range of natural and historical sites.
Located only 8 miles (13 km) from Naples, Pozzuoli was the first major port in the Roman Empire and remains the main city of the Phlegrean Peninsula, known for its impressive landscapes and volcanic activity.
Follow your guide into the Flavio Amphitheater, the 3rd largest in Italy (after the Colosseum and Capuan Arena), who gives vivid descriptions of the thrilling Roman spectacles that once took place here.
Your next stop is Rione Terra, the historical center of Pozzuoli, which rises dramatically above the sea and features archaeological ruins from the former ancient city. Your tour ends at the harbor and the Puteoli Macellum, the ancient Roman food market.