Pozzuoli

Visit to Pozzuoli October 2013
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The temple of Mercury in Baia. Actually a bathroom. The early example of a dome, uses the strong material "pozzolana", a kind of volcanic earth.

The temple of Mercury in Baia. Actually a bathroom. The early example of a dome, uses the strong material "pozzolana", a kind of volcanic earth.

Giovanni Pergolesi, the composer of the beautiful Stabat Mater, died at Pozzuoli in 1736 (he was 26 years old!)

Giovanni Pergolesi, the composer of the beautiful Stabat Mater, died at Pozzuoli in 1736 (he was 26 years old!)

The baths of Pozzuoli

The baths of Pozzuoli

The baths of Pozzuoli by Peter of Eboli ± 1200 AD

The baths of Pozzuoli by Peter of Eboli ± 1200 AD

The theatre

The theatre

The city of Pozzuoli. What is this? We simply don't know.

The city of Pozzuoli. What is this? We simply don't know.

The active volcano Solfatara. Sulphur is in the name, so it must be smelly

The active volcano Solfatara. Sulphur is in the name, so it must be smelly

The villa of Cicero at Pozzuoli. It has disappeared beneath the sea.

The villa of Cicero at Pozzuoli. It has disappeared beneath the sea.

The archeological museum of Pozzuoli

The archeological museum of Pozzuoli


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