The late 15th century Baia Castle was built by the  over ancient Roman ruins thought to be the summer residence of Julius Caesar. On the 29th September 1538 the great eruption, with devastating effects for all the Phlegraean Fieldsi, caused serious damage to the Castle of Baia too. The castle was restored and enlarged by the viceroy don Pedro Alvarez de Toledo.

Today, this cliffside Aragonese castle with sea views is home to the Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei.

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Via Castello 39, Bacoli, Italy
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Steve Hilton (5 months ago)
Wonderful castle with some amazing views over the Bay of Naples
Gaurav Chaudhary (10 months ago)
Aragonese Castle is a medieval castlenext to Ischia (one of the Phlegraean Islands), at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, Italy. The castle stands on a volcanic rocky islet that connects to the larger island of Ischia by a causeway. The castle was built by Hiero I of Syracuse in 474 BC. At the same time, two towers were built to control enemy fleets' movements. The rock was then occupied by Parthenopeans (the ancient inhabitants of Naples). In 326 BC the fortress was captured by Romans, and then again by the Parthenopeans. In 1441 Alfonso V of Aragon connected the rock to the island with a stone bridge instead of the prior wood bridge, and fortified the walls in order to defend the inhabitants against the raids of pirates.
Gaurav Chaudhary (10 months ago)
Aragonese Castle is a medieval castlenext to Ischia (one of the Phlegraean Islands), at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, Italy. The castle stands on a volcanic rocky islet that connects to the larger island of Ischia by a causeway. The castle was built by Hiero I of Syracuse in 474 BC. At the same time, two towers were built to control enemy fleets' movements. The rock was then occupied by Parthenopeans (the ancient inhabitants of Naples). In 326 BC the fortress was captured by Romans, and then again by the Parthenopeans. In 1441 Alfonso V of Aragon connected the rock to the island with a stone bridge instead of the prior wood bridge, and fortified the walls in order to defend the inhabitants against the raids of pirates.
Chrissy M (20 months ago)
Beautiful views! The castle is in perfect condition and has very informative exhibits inside. A great wait to spend two hours.
Chrissy M (20 months ago)
Beautiful views! The castle is in perfect condition and has very informative exhibits inside. A great wait to spend two hours.
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