Guided tour of Puteoli Sacra at Rione Terra

Via Marconi 2 A, 80078, Pozzuoli

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Guided Tour

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Suitable for children

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Supports in English or French

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About this activity

Visiting the Cathedral of Pozzuoli and the Diocesan Museum is a unique experience of its kind, but the boys of Puteoli Sacra are always looking for a new way to enrich the visit. For example, they also organize impromptu events.

The cathedral is a complex built in Greek or Samnite times as the capitolium of the city. Originally, it was a tuff temple dedicated to the Capitoline Triad, composed by Jupiter, Juno and Minerva.

The mixture between the two eras is highly suggestive. Thanks to the project Puteoli Sacra, you will be able to know and appreciate the artistic production of the great painter Artemisia Gentileschi: the temple is, in fact, a rare example of a Christian sacred place largely decorated by a woman.

In the lower room of the museum you will find artifacts made by the boys of the Regina Pacis cooperative for the IDEA CONCRETA project.

All the ways to visit the sacred part of Rione Terra

For groups of at least 10 people and by reservation only, it is possible to visit the Basilica of Pozzuoli ending with an aperitif at the cost of €10: wine and taralli will be available to visitors in the courtyard of the ancient Church of the Purification. In case of rain, a covered area will be available.

Access to the Duomo and the Museum is also possible without an aperitif at a cost of €8.

On December 23rd and 24th, and on December 30th and 31st, visits will take place from 9:30am to 4:00pm. On December 25 and January 1 Puteoli Sacra is closed.

The guide who will accompany you is Puteoli Sacra

Puteoli Sacra is a project born from a wonderful idea: the beauty that saves, art as redemption. The immense heritage of the area of Pozzuoli, in particular the Rione Terra, uninhabited due to bradyseism, comes back to life. Today it is a destination for tourists from all over the world: the management has been entrusted to young people from the prisons of Nisida and Pozzuoli at risk of social exclusion, which through art, culture, enhancement of the territory, have become a symbol of hope for all, promoting an innovative model of social reintegration.

Important things to know

Visit to Puteoli Sacra

  • 8 € for the guided tour without aperitif
  • For residents of Pozzuoli the cost of the ticket is 1 €
  • For the under 12 the cost of the ticket is 1 €
  • For people with disabilities the discount is 100% while for accompanying persons the discount is 50%
  • The guided tour includes a walk in the Rione Terra, the entrance to the Cathedral of Pozzuoli and the chapter house, you can admire the paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi and visit the Diocesan Museum
  • The tour is available in Italian and Spanish on request
  • Guided tours are held on Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (last tour at 12:30 pm), on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (last tour at 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm) and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm (last tour at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm)

Aperitif for groups of 10 on reservation

  • 10 € for the aperitif and the visit only by reservation (minimum 10 people)
  • With the aperitif and the visit in addition to the guided tour you can enjoy a tasty drink with wine and taralli
  • In case of rain a covered space will be available


  • It is possible to organize visits and aperitif + visit by reservation even on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for groups of more than 10 people
  • The aperitif + visit is activated with a minimum of 10 people
  • The cancellation and modification of the reservation are possible only with a notice of at least 12 hours, otherwise the entire fee will be lost
  • In case you request reservations outside the standard hours there is no possibility of cancellation

Activity's Location

Via Marconi 2 A, 80078, Pozzuoli

    How to arrive

  • How to reach the Temple of Augustus - Cathedral Basilica of St. Proculus

    To get to the Cathedral of St. Proculus and Gennaro, follow the directions or let us help you with the 'Get directions' button.rnReach the Temple of Augustus - Cathedral Basilica of St. Proculus by public transportrnFrom Piazza Garibaldi take the metro line 2 direction Pozzuoli and get off at Montesanto; from Montesanto take the cumana line direction Pozzuoli and get off at Pozzuoli. From there it's a 10 minute walk through the picturesque streets of the Rione Terra, proceeding in a southeasterly direction on Via G. Diano towards Viale Bognar, continue on Via Enzo Oriani, turn right and take Via Solfatara, then slightly left onto Via Carlo Rosini and then Via Guglielmo Marconi, turn right to stay on Via Gugliemo Marconi and the Cathedral of St. Proculus will be on the left.rnReach the Temple of Augustus - Cathedral Basilica of St. Proculus by carrnFrom Piazza Garibaldi, proceeding in the direction of Corso Arnaldo Lucci, at the traffic circle take the first exit to stay on Corso Arnaldo Lucci, turn right onto Via Antonio Toscano, and then Via Amerigo Vespucci, continue on Via Nuova Marina and Via Alcide de Gasperi, turn left on Via Agostino Depretis, go straight on, turn right on Via Ammiraglio Ferdinando Acton, keep left continuing on Tunnel della Vittoria and then on Via Domenico Morelli, turn left on Via Vannella Gaetani, continue on Riviera di Chiaia and on Via Piedigrotta. Continue on Salita della Grotta and Galleria Quattro Giornate and then Via Caio Dullio, turn slightly right onto Largo Alessandro Lala, turn left to remain on Largo Alessandro Lala, which then becomes Viale di Augusto to the right. Enter Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio, turn right on Via Diocleziano, continue on Via Bagnoli, turn right on Piazza Bagnoli, continue on Via di Pozzuoli, then on Via Napoli and Lungomare Pertini, finally continue on Via Giacomo Matteotti. Find parking along Via Marconi or Via Solfatara and then walk back. The infopoint of Puteoli Sacra is located on the downhill, in front of the gate of Rione Terra.n

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