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Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Baiae
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Thrilling to walk through the beautiful buildings and up and down the steep stairs. I wondered how the poor servants had to run up and down those steps. Take good walking shoes and walk everywhere. You can really go into every room and take in the views as if this was your house. I enjoyed every step.
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This park preserves a remarkable row of Roman villas and baths, all terraced into the hillside. The elite came here to party and bath in the hot springs during the 1st century BC. It can be hard to visualise how the building would have looked just from the foundations that remain. There are, however, some fascinating details like the service passages to explore. Take your time over a visit here and be sure to go into the so called 'temple of Mercury', which is covered by one of the oldest concrete domes in the world.

2  Thank 26sarah1980
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Going there can be quite tricky. We went there with public transport. Take a train from Naples to Fusaro. Leave the station and go right and then right again to a small Tobacco shop (Tabbacheria Illiano Di Lubrano). Here you can buy bus tickets, both ways. At Baiae there is no ticket office and you can't buy a ticket in the bus. Go then back to the station and then to the street on the other side of the station. There will be a bus to Baiae.

The museum is in a castle on a hill. It is an amazing collection mainly with finds from Cumae and Pozzuoli. Many first class statues, reliefs, but also many vases and smaller finds, telling you the history of two ancient cities.

You can walk from the museum to the ruins of Baiae. It takes about 20 minutes. Baiae is a big archaeological site. The main interest is the architecture. Several domes are well preserved. The site is at the slope of a hill. There are stunning views on the sea too. Besides the architecture there are a few wall paintings and mosaics. Archaeologist often do not have any clue about the functions of the building, adding some mystery to the site. There are many labels explaining the remains (so far as possible). Interest in archaeology is essential.

7  Thank Ruediger G
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Part of The Phlegrean Fields, the entrance fee of €4 covering this and a number of other sites in the area (valid for two days) makes it an enticing offer. While some of the exhibits within the castle are well worth viewing (staff were most helpful), it is the view from the top of the castle which is utterly stunning. It is a great shame plans to use the vast terrace have had to be abandoned. The exhibits largely come from the Baia Archaelogical Park, which is, itself worth a visit. The entrance to the Park has been altered – these days’ entry is made from the coastal road circa 100 metres north, and on the same side as Locanda del Testardo with parking down by the harbour (the road parallel to the coast road).

1  Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The setting, curation, and extensive collection of this museum should place it among the best in the world. There are artifacts from Greek and Roman periods of some 3000 years, including the only known Roman casts of Greek sculptures, used for their own duplication. I had dived the underwater temples of Baia, and now laid before me were artifacts from that site and Cumae that I doubt could be found anywhere else. Don't miss this gem, but call ahead. It is so lightly travelled that their hours are unpredictable .

Thank Mike K
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