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Gaiola Island

Gaiola Island, Italy

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About Gaiola Island

The island of Gaiola is one of the smaller islands of Naples ; it is located opposite the coast of Posillipo , in the submerged park of Gaiola. It is located offshore in the Gulf of Naples, and a part of the volcanic Campanian Archipelago of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The island is at the center of the Parco Sommerso di Gaiola or 'Underwater Park of Gaiola,' a protected marine reserve. The island is now the property of the government of the Campania region, and a protected area within it.



Attractions near Gaiola Island

Parco Virgiliano1.03km from Gaiola Island

Also called the Garden of Remembrance, the park has splendid views over the Bay of Naples, from Cape Miseno to the Sorrento Peninsula, as well as the island of Procida, Ischia, and Capri. A series of terraces overlooking the whole Gulf of Naples provides the park with a unique array of impressive vistas, including views of the coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius, Gaiola Bay, Pollione'S amphitheater, Trentaremi Bay, Nisida island.

Nisida2.07km from Gaiola Island

Nìsida is a small island belonging to the archipelago of the Flegrean islands, located at the extreme offshoot of the Posillipo hill, in the locality of Coroglio. From an administrative point of view it is part of Bagnoli, a district of the municipality of Naples. The island is not accessible as it houses the Juvenile Penal Institute of Naples, and its small port towards Coroglio was used by NATO until its transfer. In fact, until 2012 there was the Allied Maritime Command, which moved to Englan

Phlegraean Fields5.65km from Gaiola Island

The Campi Flegrei is a large area located in the Gulf of Pozzuoli, west of the city of Naples and its gulf. The area has been known since ancient times for its lively volcanic activity. It is an ancient supervolcano. The area also features bradyseismic phenomena, which are most evident at the Macellum of Pozzuoli: bands of boreholes left by marine molluscs on marble columns show that the level of the site in relation to sea level has varied.

Solfatara5.65km from Gaiola Island

The solfatara of Pozzuoli is one of the forty volcanoes that make up the Campi Flegrei; it is located about three kilometers from the center of the city of Pozzuoli. It is an ancient but still active volcanic crater in the quiescent state that for nearly two millennia retains an activity of fumarole d ' sulfur dioxide, jets of mud boiling, and high soil temperature. The Solfatara today represents an outlet for the magma present under the Campi Flegrei, thanks to which it is possible to maintain

Flavian Amphitheater6.45km from Gaiola Island

Located in the center of the city of Rome is the largest amphitheater in the world. Able to hold an estimated number of spectators between 50,000 and 87,000, it is the most important Roman amphitheater, as well as the most impressive monument of ancient Rome that has come down to us. Inserted in 1980 in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, together with all the historic center of Rome.

Ovo Castle6.53km from Gaiola Island

The Castel dell Ovo is the oldest castle in the city of Naples and is one of the elements that stand out most in the famous panorama of the gulf. It is located between the districts of San Ferdinando and Chiaia, in front of via Partenope.  Due to various events that partially destroyed the original Norman appearance and thanks to the subsequent reconstruction works that took place during the Angevin and Aragonese period.

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Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.