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Baiae, Italy

From series “Famous Sunken Towns”
The Italian city of Baiae has very unusual fate. Once it has occupied the picturesque coastal territory of the Bay of Naples. It has gone under water as a result of volcanic activity centuries ago. Even today Baiae is synonymous with corruption and indolence, as incredibly rich people unfamiliar with honesty have lived there. According to one version, even in the prehistoric era there have been hundreds of workshops, which have been producing copies of priceless statues and other historical relics.

Trade of fake artifacts went on an incredible scale, the bulk of them was supplied to the markets of Rome, which caused prosperity of Baiae. The ancient city has been living in a constant atmosphere of idleness and pleasure. Incredibly beautiful mansions have been erected there, and their luxurious finish would be more impressive than in many royal palaces. At the decline of the Roman Empire the town was destroyed and eventually fell into neglect.

The heart of the old city is the Bay of Pozzuoli, which is incredibly popular among divers. It’s located just a hundred meters from the shore. While diving, you can see the ruins of old buildings decorated with artful mosaics, as well as remaining pieces of luxury villas that are now home to exotic marine life. Several fine antique statues have survived in the flooded city; they have being standing proudly on unbroken stone pedestals for over a thousand years. The seaside town of Baiae is a popular resort, despite the fact that some of its priceless historical artifacts are hidden beneath the water. Next - Port Royal


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ATM bankomat: 'Rsp98mi40202 Barbera Ciro' located in 1.31 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'NoleggioLT' is located in 1.68 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Rsp98mi40202 Barbera Ciro' in 1.31 km
Supermarket: 'Barbato Gennaro' in 1.31 km
Parking: 'Parcheggio Area Porto' in 2.06 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Altavista Snc Di Altavista Maria Rosaria E Sepe Maria' in 1.46 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Compagnia di Pozzuoli' in 2.02 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Chalet Savio' in 1.29 km
Railway station: 'Lucrino' in 1.27 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Capodichino Airport NAP - in 17 km
 »  Salerno Airport QSR - in 72 km
 »  Gino Lisa Airport FOG - in 138 km
 »  Ciampino Airport CIA - in 166 km
 »  Abruzzo Airport PSR - in 179 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Baiae

Albergo Delle Rose

Located in 1 km from Baiae
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Rooms: 26
Rooms at Hotel Delle Rose are air conditioned and feature a private bathroom with shower, and satellite TV with Sky channels. Some rooms overlook the … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel San Giuseppe

Located in 2 km from Baiae
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Rooms: 30
En suite rooms at San Giuseppe include a flat-screen TV, desk and marble floors, and some rooms have a balcony. The private bathroom includes a … More: photo, rates and booking
Venustas Park Hotel

Located in 3 km from Baiae
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Rooms: 6
Featuring free Wi-Fi, the suites at the Venustas Park come with a seating area, a satellite flat-screen TV and a minibar. Guests can enjoy an Italian … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Casafort

Located in 4 km from Baiae
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Rooms: 16
Some rooms at Hotel Casafort also offer a balcony with views of the sea. There is free Wi-Fi in the hotel's public areas. Breakfast is served every … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Volcano Campi Flegrei
3 km - Volcano Campi Flegrei
Volcano Campi Flegrei has placed not far from Napoli. The caldera diameter is 13 kilometers. If once this volcano erupts, the largest part of Europe will be wiped off the map. The area of the volcano active plate is about 100 square meters. The magma goes quite close …
Procida
7 km - Procida
An Italian island of Procida is unique in all respects. It is one of the oldest resorts in the world. The main symbol of the miniature islet is its embankment, along which lovely houses of all shades of the rainbow are located. It is this part of the island that can be …
Vesuvius Volcano
28 km - Vesuvius Volcano
One of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world is Mount Vesuvius located in Italy, in the immediate vicinity of Naples. More than three million people live close to it. In the case of another eruption, all of them may be in a great danger. The great eruption of …
Arco Naturale
32 km - Arco Naturale
The Arco Naturale is a natural arch on the east coast of the Island of Capri. It is one of the most remarkable natural arches of Italy. The Arco Naturale is a unique rock formation dating from the Paleolithic times. Millions of years ago a great grotto was here. The …
Royal Palace of Caserta
34 km - Royal Palace of Caserta
Royal Palace in Caserta is the largest building of the 18th century in Europe. That’s why it deserves a lot of touristic and architectural attention. The palace is covering an area of about 245 000 m2. There have placed 1200 rooms. It is unbelievable but the palace …
Positano Village
38 km - Positano Village
Several beautiful villages can be found in Italy, and the charming Positano is among them  The main attraction of this colorful town is the church of Santa Maria Assunta that stores the religious relic that is known to the whole world - the icon of the black Madonna. …

Top destination around Baiae - Procida Island

Foodies will like the nearby family-run hotel Crescenzo that is a single complex with one of the best restaurants on the island. Crescenzo restaurant has being serving customers since 1953; it specializes in dishes of national cuisine. According to many travelers, here you can taste the best fish cooked following original old recipes. Fans of beach rest won’t be disappointed too, as the fully equipped private beach is available to them.

Nature lovers are recommended to choose the hotel Solcalante featuring one of the most picturesque territories on the island. The hotel occupies an old farmhouse surrounded by gorgeous gardens all around. There are cozy seating areas and a furnished terrace with scenic views of the coast. Solcalante hotel offers a lot of additional services. Everyone can have a sightseeing tour around the island or go fishing accompanied by the best local fishermen. Many pleasant surprises are waiting for fans of water sports and beach activities. The modern hotel La Tonnara stands out among attractive accommodation places. No more than 20 meters share it with coast, so the bulk of the regular customers are fans of beach vacations.
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