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Ischia Island


The "fungo" at
Lacco Ameno

View of Sant'Angelo

The promontory of

A roman aqueduct

Castello Aragonese

The harbor at


View of Ischia Porto

Bay on the SE side
Ischia is the main island of the Napoli bay. The origins of this island are volcanic. There are many geothermal manifestations at Ischia like thermal sources and this island is well known for thermal baths.
Ischia was colonized about 800 BC by the Greeks and about 300 BC by the Romans.
The main harbors at Ischia are both at the North side, Ischia Porto and Casamicciola.
Ischia Porto is always very busy. In Casamicciola, inside of the harbor, there is a marina.
Good anchoring sites are at Sant'Angelo (S) and on both sides of the Castello Aragonese (NE).
More information at: http://www.ischia.it

Procida Island


The main village

The main village

The main village

The marina at Chiaiolella
A lovely, very picturesque and polychromatic island.
There is a small marina at Chiaiolella in the SW corner of the island.



The Solfatara volcano

The amphitheater

Vestiges of the
Serapis temple

View of the
fishing harbor

Pozzuoli is a small town in the NE corner of the Napoli bay. Just behind the town there is a tall, still active volcano that can be visited. The area around Pozzuoli is subjected to bradisism (raising and sinking of land) probably connected to the more or less filling of the magma chamber under the volcano.
Pozzuoli has a long Greek and roman history and shows interesting vestiges



somewhere in Pompeii

somewhere in Pompeii

Inside of a roman store

a dining room in Pompeii

A street

The amphitheater

An administration
building at the forum

Front side of a store

Inside of a roman store

inside of a house

A garden in the house

Inside of a house

Wall picture

Wall picture

Wall picture

Rest of a victim
of the eruption

Front side of a store

A bakery with
the wheat mills

The Vettii house

The well known
Cave Canem
Simply a wonderful diving in the antique. Is a must see at least one time in the life!
Pompeii was an opulent roman city and was destroyed by an eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii was not destroyed by lava but by hot volcano gases of more as 400°C and was covered by more as 10 m volcano ashes. Only about 60% of the city is excavated up today.
Take at least 2-3 days to visit Pompeii with a private guide who explains you what you see and how was the life in the city at the roman epoch. Visit also the National Museum in Naples with a large section dedicated to Pompeii.
More information at: http://www.pompei.it/
Official homepage of the archeological sites at: http://www.pompeiisites.org

Erculaneum (Ercolano)


overview of the archeological site

overview of the harbor side

a peristilium

front of an house

a compluvium

dressing room next to the baths

Public baths

a wall decoration

inside a house

the unique original roman window ww

the house with the garden

Inside of a house

Erculaneum (name given by the Greeks in honor to Hercules) was also destroyed by the hot gases of the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD and covered by mud.
Erculaneum was a smaller city as Pompeii and mainly dedicated to commerce and harbor activity. Only 25% of the city is yet excavated. The vestiges can be visited in about a day.
More information about Pompeii at: http://www.pompei.i
Official homepage of the archeological sites at: http://www.pompeiisites.org

Capri Island


South side with
the faraglioni

The faraglioni

The harbor
Marina Grande

View from Capri
to Marina Grande

The campanile

The piazzetta

A Street in Capri

A street in Capri

Inside the well known
Grotta Azzurra

View from Anacapri
along the North side
view of Capri island from the NW

The most famous Island in the world. Since the antique was Capri an objective for the "way of life". Residence of the roman emperor Tiberius and in modern times of artists, authors, politicians and high society people.
Capri counts a huge number of visitors all around the year. Visit also the blue grotto (Grotta Azzurra) at sunny weather and in the late morning. At this conditions there is the best color effect in the grotto.
For boats there is one marina in the harbor Marina Grande at the North side. No chance to get a free box in the summer months.
Anchoring is possible at the North side next to the harbor over sandy ground or at the South side before Marina Piccola over sandy and rocky ground at 15 to 30 meters.
More information at: http://www.capri.it

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