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Macellum of Pozzuoli (Temple of Serapis)
Macellum of Pozzuoli (Temple of Serapis)

Macellum of Pozzuoli (Temple of Serapis) Tours and Activities

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In the city of Pozzuoli, just outside Naples, sits the ruins of an ancient Roman market - the Macellum of Pozzuoli - in what is the larger Phlegraean Fields Regional Park.

The market structure was likely built between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, and was excavated in the 18th century. At that time, a statue of the Greek god Serapis was found among the ruins, so some believed the building to have been a temple. Though it was later determined to be a marketplace, the name Temple of Serapis is also often used to describe the ruins.

Many of the Phlegraean Fields ruins are underwater due to the volcanic shifts in the area over the centuries, and the Macellum was no exception. While there are columns rising high above the modern street level, the ground level of the market itself is well below sea level. The columns show evidence of shellfish, as they were once underwater, too.

The ground level continues to move up and down very slowly, because the market is located near the middle of the volcanic caldera that makes up the epicenter of the Phlegraean Fields. Visitors today won’t notice the shift in ground level, though geologists track the site constantly.

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Wed-Mon 9am until one hour before sunset
Via Serapide, Pozzuoli, Campania, 80078
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Scenic E-Bike Ride with Vineyard Wine & Meal

Scenic E-Bike Ride with Vineyard Wine & Meal

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Take a break from the urban pace of Naples with this e-bike tour through the scenic Phlegrean Fields just outside the city. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and transportation to nearby Pozzuoli to set off by e-bike with your guide along the coastline to the volcanic Lake Averno. Learn about the history of a ancient sites along the ride and relax over a winery lunch featuring local organic wines and dishes.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Phlegrean Fields Tour

Phlegrean Fields Tour

It is possible to observe all the beauties of the Phlegraean Fields, unique archaeological sites in the world; breathtaking views.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Baia Underwater Park, a diving Pompeii / Serapid Temple / Flavio Amphitheater (8hrs)

Baia Underwater Park, a diving Pompeii / Serapid Temple / Flavio Amphitheater (8hrs)

Private professional driver in English able to tell you what there is to see in this fantastic tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Naples / Serapid Temple / Flavius Amphitheater / Aragonese Bay Castle (8hrs)

Naples / Serapid Temple / Flavius Amphitheater / Aragonese Bay Castle (8hrs)

Private professional driver in English and able to tell you what there is to see in this fantastic tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Tour of the Phlegraean Fields and the center of Pozzuoli

Tour of the Phlegraean Fields and the center of Pozzuoli

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After the meeting with the guide at the exit of the Pozzuoli metro station, the tour will start, to discover the Archaeological Park of the Campi Flegrei and the historic center of Pozzuoli. You will visit the huge Flavian Amphitheater, in Italy smaller than the Colosseum in Rome and the Capuan Amphitheater only. By visiting this gigantic amphitheater, you will understand why it took so long to build it ... The tour will continue towards the historic center of Pozzuoli, to reveal its most ancient secrets! We will reach the Macellum of Pozzuoli, or the public market of the Roman Puteoli, where you will find out why it was called the Temple of Serapis. Who frequented the market? What relationship did this place have with the phenomenon of bradyseism? We will answer these and many other questions! For the end we will admire the beautiful seafront of Pozzuoli with immense sea view. After 3 hours discovering the history of Pozzuoli, we will conclude the tour of this fascinating place.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Naples / The Solfatara park / Temple of Serapide / Amphitheater Flavio (8hrs)

Naples / The Solfatara park / Temple of Serapide / Amphitheater Flavio (8hrs)

Private professional driver in English able to tell you what there is to see in this fantastic tour.
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Panoramas of Naples - History, culture and nature. Private tour with car

Panoramas of Naples - History, culture and nature. Private tour with car

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Personalized tour (maximum 4 people) that combines the beauty of unique panoramas in the world, the history and culture of Naples and the Phlegraean Fields, retracing the stages of the Greco-Roman civilizations
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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What are Macellum of Pozzuoli (Temple of Serapis) hours of operation?
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Macellum of Pozzuoli (Temple of Serapis) hours of operation: Wed-Mon 9am until one hour before sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Macellum of Pozzuoli (Temple of Serapis) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Macellum of Pozzuoli (Temple of Serapis) costs USD 35.55. Guided Macellum of Pozzuoli (Temple of Serapis) tours start around USD 35.55 per person.
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