UnderWater | Archaeology

Ancient Baiae | Underwater

UnderWater | Archaeology

Baia (the ancient Baiae) is a hamlet of Bacoli, a commune of the metropolitan city of Naples and part of the Phlegrean Fields.
Its gulf, enclosed by the south-facing Lanterna (on which the Aragonese castle is located) and the Epitaffio tip to the north, is nothing but an ancient volcanic crater, dating back to about 8,400 years ago, and only half preserved, being Its east coast sunk or completely eroded by the sea.

Campanian center is home to the largest plant in the region for molluscs purification, Bay’s reputation is tied mainly to the presence of archaeological remains of remarkable historical and artistic value.

According to legend, his name comes from Bajos, the daze of Ulysses, who was buried here [1]. In Roman times, as evidenced by the rich villas, it was a place of rest and holiday attended by Roman patricians. The resort was famous for its hot thermal waters, sought after for luxury and for the treatment of diseases.

– Roberto Serani – (underwater archaeology)


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