Bacoli is a coastal city in the province of Naples. It is located in a volcanic area a the tip of the western stretch of land embracing the Gulf of Pozzuoli. The port of its suburb Miseno is built around an ancient crater. Another suburb, Baia, is known for its archaeological finds. Tourists visit Bacoli especially during the summer holidays.
Bacoli travel guide
What to see and do
After Pozzuoli, Bacoli is the second biggest town in the area known as the Campi Flegrei (“Phlegrean Fields”).
Bacoli tourist attractions
The main attractions of Bacoli itself are the Casina Vanvitelliana and the Terme Stufe di Nerone. The Casina is a former hunting and fishing lodge in the middle of Late Fusaro.
Baia tourist attractions
Baia is a suburb of Bacoli. It used to be famous because of the beautiful villas with terraces overlooking the sea. it is named for the bay, which is really an ancient crater, swallowed by the sea because of erosion and a natural phenomenon called Bradyism.
The main attraction of Baia is the Castello Aragonese. This castle was constructed in 1495, in order to withstand attacks by the Moorish pirates. In 1993, it became the seat of the Archaeological Museum of the Phlegreian Fields.
The second biggest attraction is the Terme di Baia Archeological Complex. This consists of partially submerged ancient Roman baths, temples and other monuments.
The Ufficio Tursismo e Beni Culturali is in the Via Cerillo, 57 c/o Villa Cerillo (Phone: +39 081 8553420). There is a Pro Loco in the Via Lucullo, 50 (Phone: +39 081 8688987).
To get to Bacoli from Naples, you take the train from the Montesanto station to Fusaro or Torregaveta. From there you take a bus (company Eavbus) to Bacoli. Eavbus also provides a direct connection to the main station of Naples, but this takes a lot longer.
The address of the town hall is Via Lungolago, 8 – 80070 Bacoli. Phone: +39 081 8553111.