Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, Naples

#20 of 171 in Historic Sites in Naples
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon has an entrance through the Cave of Sejanus, a 700 m (2,300 ft) tunnel. This tunnel connects the valley of Gaiola to the plain of Bagnoli. After passing through the cave or coming in via the alternative entrance, you’ll find the Imperial Villa of Pausilypon, containing a theater with 2,000 seats, as well as the first-century BCE Palace of the Spirits. A sea excursion allows you to admire the remains of the underwater Gaiola park, a protected marine area. Arrive early, as access to some areas may be restricted before closing time. PutParco Archeologico Pausilypon into our Naples travel app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I really enjoyed my recent visit here. It is a bit out of town, nearly an hour by metro or bus, but still well worth doing. We were ushered by our fantastic guide Ilaria into an imposing tunnel...  more »
  • Firstly excellent customer service re: booking tix. I booked the tickets online for the 3pm tour for myself and my boyfriend. I emailed ahead because although I study Italian my boyfriend only speaks....  more »
  • Outstanding archeological memento of the Roman age. The guided tour is great, and walks you through what the site originally was. Stunning views as well!Amazing place must add to your visit list. Tricky to get to, the buses are every hour!
  • Very pretty..nicely kept. Great views of the sea. The park is small..but the tunnel is amazing. No parking in bathrooms, giftshop or vending. Bring sunscreen and own water.

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