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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www.naplesldm.com

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Chrissy M (8 months ago)
Beautiful views! The castle is in perfect condition and has very informative exhibits inside. A great wait to spend two hours.
migchel migchelsen (10 months ago)
Well-planned archeological museum, with nearly all exhibits explained in english. Well worth the effort !
Richard Lay (14 months ago)
Car park lovely ... very good picture/map of area and attractions but Castle closed at 13.00hrs! Doh!
Adam Iardino (16 months ago)
Great place to go if you don't want to be around a lot major tourism. Awesome views and the museum is nice with a lot of artifacts from ancient Rome.
Amber (17 months ago)
A cool place to visit off the beaten path. Usually, I'm among the few visitors here. They have artifacts from the underwater archeology park, and the castle is neat
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