Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, Naples

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Parco Archeologico Pausilypon has an entrance through the Cave of Sejanus, a 700 m (2,300 ft) tunnel. This tunnel connects the valley of Gaiola to the plain of Bagnoli. After passing through the cave or coming in via the alternative entrance, you’ll find the Imperial Villa of Pausilypon, containing a theater with 2,000 seats, as well as the first-century BCE Palace of the Spirits. A sea excursion allows you to admire the remains of the underwater Gaiola park, a protected marine area. Arrive early, as access to some areas may be restricted before closing time. Put Parco Archeologico Pausilypon into our Naples travel app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We cross the cave of Seiano, a 770 m long tunnel, excavated in Roman times in the tuff stone of the Posillipo hill, to emerge in an area where the Odeon theater and other archaeological remains from t...  more »
  • An uncommon place to reach, a place strongly recommended by the Neapolitans, a place very well maintained and well valued... indeed I would say well protected from disrespectful mass tourism. First of all congratulations to Dr. Ilaria, our young guide, very prepared, helpful and willing to introduce us to this wonderful place, its nature, to its history. We entered from seiano Cave and already you are strongly impressed by the majesty of the place. You arrive in an open area on the sea (which laps the Bay of Trentaremi) where there is a Roman villa, hit by nineteenth-century building abuses, but the whole thing does not screech in my opinion, rather tells the story of the place and warns of vain human wishing. Then there are 2 amphitheaters, where you do shows. We walked a little more accompanied by Menelao, the cat that lives in the park and we could admire from above the island La Gaiola and the Natural Park and Marino. The park is really very clean and well maintained and you can feel the interest and importance from the internal archaeological works still present and the many cultural activities organized as concerts or workshops with schools. It was really a beautiful experience, I recommend to those who want to make comfortable shoes (there is to walk, I imagine even in summer sun). Bring water in the water bottle to such curiosity.
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  • Outstanding archeological memento of the Roman age. The guided tour is great, and walks you through what the site originally was. Stunning views as well!Amazing place must add to your visit list. Tricky to get to, the buses are every hour!
  • Very pretty..nicely kept. Great views of the sea. The park is small..but the tunnel is amazing. No parking in site..no bathrooms, giftshop or vending. Bring sunscreen and own water.
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