La Terra dei Miti offers itenaries combining both archeological and naturalistic sites. Our concept of knowledge of the territory is that it's best gained through a path starting in tales: a path leading to the discovery of a unique history.
Leaving from Cuma, mother of the West, to whom we owe the foundation of Palepolis on the hill of Monte Echia. We then reach the spectacular Roman cistern, the final destination of the Augustan aqueduct. We will admire unique finds and breathtaking views from the Aragonese Castle of Baia which houses the Museum Phlegrean Fields. Then lunch break is going to be in a suitable location. Finally we will visit the Amphitheater that the citizens of the ancient Puteoli built at their own expense.
I miti dei Campi Flegrei non appartengono solo al mondo classico ma anche a quello cristiano.
Al culto di S. Gennaro sono legate molte leggende che rimandano a luoghi del territorio flegreo.
La Terra dei Miti is waiting for you to follow the traces of Aeneas, the Trojan hero who landed in Cumae in search of his destiny. Here he met the Sybil, prophetess of Apollo, who led him to the gates of the underworld, here on the shores of Lake Avernus. We will visit the places linked to the myths of Apollo, Daedalus and Icarus, where the Greeks stopped for the enchantment of the landscapes, the Romans to build the Empire and the travellers of the Grand Tour to retrace their traces.
We will follow the long journey of water, starting from distant sources to reach an "underground cathedral", the largest Roman cistern in Italy. Then visit the majestic Baths of Baia, where the water welcomed the Romans for the wellbeing of body and mind. Lake Miseno, home of the imperial fleet that rescued some of the inhabitants of Pompei during the eruption of Vesuvius.