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Don't make plans for the first Sunday of the month! An exciting tour of Baia Castle and the Campi Flegrei Archaeological Museum awaits you. The Aragonese Castle is located in Baia, a small hamlet in the municipality of Bacoli, and stands on a promontory overlooking the sea surrounded by natural defenses such as high tuff cliffs and depressions of the calderas of Baia's Fondi volcanoes.
The structure was erected in 1495 by the Aragonese, and with the addition of moats, walls and drawbridges, the castle was virtually impregnable. From its top there is a magnificent view of the Gulf of Pozzuoli and as far as Ischia, Procida and Cumae. Precisely because of its location relatively close to the Phlegraean sites, the Castle of Baia was later chosen to house the Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields, which over the years is to house the most important artifacts found in excavations in the area.
With more than 40 exhibition rooms, the guided tour will introduce you to the millennia-long history of the Phlegraean Fields area, and you will see terraces, medieval towers, drawbridges and sections devoted to the history of Puteoli, Cumae, Baiae, Misenum and Liternum, as well as recent findings of Submerged Bay.