Lake Avernus, 80078 Pozzuoli, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
About Lake Avernus
The lake Averno is a lake volcano which is located in the town of Pozzuoli, precisely between the fraction of Lucrino and the archaeological site of Cuma, the city of Naples metropolitan area. The lake is home to a settled community of coots along with great grebes, mallards, and other ducks. Near the lake, there is the Temple of Apollo. The lake is roughly circular, measuring 2 km in circumference and 60 m.
Attractions near Lake Avernus
The archaeological excavations of Cuma have returned the remains of the ancient city of Cuma, one of the oldest Greek colonies in Italy, dating back to 730 BC and abandoned in 1207 when it was destroyed by the Neapolitan armies. The site of Cuma, explored in several stages starting from 1606, but systematically only since 1852, is managed by the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples.
The Aragonese Castle is a fortification that stands on a tidal island of trachytic rock on the eastern side of the island of Ischia, connected by a 220 m long brick bridge to the ancient Borgo di Celsa , known as Ischia Ponte. The islet on which the castle was built derives from a syntactic eruption that occurred over 300,000 years ago. It reaches a height of 113 meters above sea level and covers an area of approx56 000 m².
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.
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.
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
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
Where is Lake Avernus
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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.